The future of our climate is looking fairly grim. We’re on track to warm our planet well over 1.5°C by 2030, a decade before previously estimated. The failure to reign in our warming trend could be disastrous for millions of people and upset food security on a global scale. In addition, our favorite activities of raving and attending festivals may be hurting the environment.
Emissions from traveling, soil compaction on festival grounds and littering are only a few things that can happen at festivals. The power needed to operate production systems for mega-festivals is intense. Despite of this, our generation adores the freedom offered by rave an festival culture. Then again, there’s hardly another culture less about doom and gloom than that of EDM.
DJs for Climate Action is bringing together those behind the music in the fight against climate change. A-Trak, Mija, Grandtheft, Dilliom Francis and Claude Von Stroke are only a few of the members of this movement. The coalition, the members use their influence to “raise awareness and provoke response” to climate change. What started as responsibility for their air emissions has become advocacy groups, event coordinating and social influencing.
In true EDM fashion, this artist coalition provides ways to keep the climate change prevention party going. Their website provdes ways to change lifestyle so you can help too. Things like eating more local produce and switching your electric consumption to renewable energy, as well as voting for climate conscious candidates. These artists also offer a pledge: “to use the power of music to amplify my role in protecting our planet’s future.”
How would you pledge to make raving, and your lifestyle, more environmentally friendly? Let us know on Twitter, @DanceMusicNW!
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