A climate fix for music fans
Live music. There’s nothing like it. It’s the ultimate experience for music fans. The Climate Gig enables fans to enjoy live music more sustainably, by reducing their carbon footprint when traveling to and from music events. Together, we bring real change to the music industry.
Calculate your carbon footprint.
Enter your travel information to see how you can reduce your carbon
footprint going to and from your next live music event.
Want to know how we do it?
The highest source of carbon emissions from live music events is usually flights but emissions from ground transportation.i.e. cars or trains are not too far behind. The Climate Gig is an online tool that lets you reduce these carbon footprints through a mix of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and a high-impact reforestation project.
The climate gig is essential for me because I work for different environmental organizations, and sometimes my work feels dubbel since I fly a lot. So it’s beautiful that The Climate gig exists and that we can compensate it a bit and work towards a better future. And to use my platform for a good cause.
It’s now more important than ever that we take action for our planet, supporting innovative and efficient new alternatives like the Climate Gig.
I love my career & I'm super grateful for all the places where I get to play & be a voice for change. But travel emissions continue to be a big dilemma for me. I’m a climate activist & I want to remove single-use plastics from the scene, so I really don't feel at ease burning all this fuel to go spread my music. The Climate Gig is a perfect solution for me, & I hope it get's a lot of love in the industry.
Even if we truly love our job, we must admit it has its limitations when it comes to environmental responsibility. Despite many efforts on our daily routine (buying less plastic, consuming less, eating organic) and even if we try our best for our trips (taking alternative ways of transportation) we’re still confronted to the necessity of frequently flying from a place to another. And unfortunately we don’t have much choice if we want to maintain our level of activity. Therefore it becomes critical for us to find a way to compensate this impact, and The Climate Gig just looks like the perfect match. Indeed, either by catching CO2, planting trees or developing sustainable aviation fuel, we feel like it will allow us to concretely act, and send a positive message to our families, friends, and supporters. We love to travel the world to spread positive vibes, but it’s time to stop making it negative for the planet. We’re sure this will become possible thanks to The Climate Gig, and we’re excited to work on this with you guys!
The climate gig is a climate tool for the music industry. It enables artists, venues, and fans to reduce their carbon footprint when traveling to live music events.
Whether you are traveling by car, bus, train, or plane, going to a live music event comes at an unavoidable environmental cost.
As a matter of fact, travel is usually the biggest source of carbon emissions, as it relates to live events. Flying is responsible for approximately 3% of global emissions. This might not seem like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, it is, and this figure is expected to get considerably higher in the next decade.
What's our goal?
We want to make live events an environmentally friendly experience. The Climate Gig enables fans, artists, and venues to take responsible action by reducing their travel emissions. We want to climate neutralise the music industry.
What’s in it for me?
If you, like us, are passionate about the world of music and enjoy going to live music events, you can join us in transforming it. Use your passion to inspire other fans, artists, and event organizers in making the unique experience of live music a more sustainable one. Let’s use the collective power of music to drive the industry forward in a more climate-positive direction.
The Climate Gig tool lets you reduce your emissions from your own trip to and from an event by contributing to replacing traditional fossil jet fuel with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
All you need to do is select your means of transport (plane, train, bus), and enter your travel details. The tool will calculate and show you what your emissions are for that trip and gives you the option to reduce them through a mix of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and a high-impact reforestation project. How you want to distribute your contribution between SAF and reforestation is totally up to you.
Do I have to log in or create an account?
Not at all. The only thing you need to reduce your carbon footprint is the calculator you'll find on this page. But if you want to collect and track the positive impact you are creating, then setting up an account is a good idea. It's completely free, with no strings attached. What it does, is that it saves your climate impact every time you choose to reduce your carbon footprint, and shows you what your impact actually means. The portal is hosted by climate-tech company CHOOOSE, one of The Climate Gig's founding partners.
What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)?
Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels for planes. It is produced from sustainable resources, like agricultural waste.
Compared to fossil fuels, SAF can reduce carbon emissions by 80% and more. By using it, we become less dependent on fossil fuels.
When you purchase SAF to reduce your carbon footprint, SkyNRG - a global pioneer in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, will make sure that the same amount of SAF will be used to replace traditional fossil jet fuel on a commercial flight. To ensure full transparency, you will receive official confirmation once the replacement has been completed.
What are carbon offsets?
Carbon offsetting is a solution that enables people and organizations to compensate for a carbon footprint. Each carbon offset represents 1 tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, that have been reduced, captured, or avoided through the implementation of a project activity that would not have taken place without the sale of carbon offsets.
How do you calculate my travel emissions?
For flights – we use the ICAO Carbon Calculator from the United Nations, and include indirect carbon emissions from production, distribution, and transportation for more accuracy. We are committed to updating our methodology to keep up with the latest scientific research.
For buses – we use Google Maps as the engine to compute route distances, and emission factors are from the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Greenhouse gas reporting: conversion factors.
For trains - we use Google Maps as the engine to compute route distances, and the emission factors are sourced by the European Environment Agency: average rail emissions in the EU per passenger-km (2014, published 2017).
Where does my financial contribution go?
Almost all the money contributed goes to SAF, Carbon Offsets, and developing new SAF projects. We charge a small, fixed fee per transaction to build, manage and improve this platform.
When I purchase SAF, does my plane fly on the fuel I bought?
Not per se and here’s why - When you reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing SAF, this fuel is used on an airplane that is near the place where the SAF is made, instead of being transported to the plane you are flying on. The advantage of this is that the fuel doesn’t have to be transported unnecessarily, which means less CO2 emissions and lower costs!
Since greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a global problem, it doesn't really matter where the reduction in emissions occurs. The same principle is also applied to green electricity, where the green electricity does not necessarily come from your socket, but your energy supplier adds it to the entire grid on your behalf.
This saves costs and carbon emissions, which is a benefit for us all of course!
The Climate Gig is powered by DGTL, Revolution Foundation, Bye Bye Plastic Foundation, SkyNRG, and CHOOOSE. Together we are working to convert our passion for music into action for climate, by bringing real, measurable solutions to your musical fingertips.
DGTL is a music festival which started out in Amsterdam, but now also organizes editions in Bengaluru, Santiago, São Paulo, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, and Madrid. DGTL’s goal is to become the first circular, climate-neutral event in the world. Always mindful of our environmental and social impact, we work with enthusiastic partners to spread our message and expand our reach.
About the Revolution Foundation
The Revolution Foundation provides sustainable and circular systems for festivals, events, and organizations. We work together closely with events, companies, and governments to design and implement circular blueprints. We believe that this is the best way to introduce the world to a new economic paradigm, in which we distance ourselves from the ‘linear’ (take-make-waste) era.
About the Bye Bye Plastic Foundation
Dreamed up and led by Vivie-Ann aka BLOND:ISH as a grassroots movement, Bye Bye Plastic is on track to wipe out single-use plastic in the music industry. Bye Bye Plastic has inspired thousands of DJs and event promoters to back the initiative. We have partnered and consulted with industry giants, and led sustainability panels at music conferences.
CHOOOSE is a leading climate-tech company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Together with its ecosystem of industry partners and individual supporters, the CHOOOSE platform is accelerating access and adoption of climate solutions across a range of key technologies – from nature-based solutions to carbon removal to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Since 2009, SkyNRG has been building up SAF capacity and production for the industry to meet its 2050 net zero commitment. SkyNRG has supplied SAF to over 40 airlines across the world and is now developing dedicated SAF production facilities to support the transition from fossil jet fuel to sustainable aviation fuel. SkyNRG does not compromise when it comes to sustainability; we are a globally recognized Certified B Corp(TM), our operations are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), and we are advised by an independent Sustainability Board, as well as a wolrdwide NGO network to ensure we make the right sustainability decisions across all of our operations. Learn more at www.skynrg.com.