Are Live Performances Bad for the Environment?

We see a rush of tours and concerts as artists promote their new albums worldwide. Example is Bruno Mars tour 2015 which went on to continue this year. He already went all over America and Asian nations like the Philippines. As artists jump from one continent to another, are they leaving harmful environmental impacts on their tracks?

Apparently yes, as tours use an incredible amount of fuel energy from transportation to the concert lights. Fans also leave thousands of littered plastic cups and bins. Not to mention the countless poster ads and flyers.

The artists are not to blame, though. We all know the reality that we love tours and for tours to happen, they need fuel and energy. So what can artists and fans alike do to lessen the environmental impacts of tours?

Use Biofuels

Biofuels function as how diesel or other gas fuels do, except they’re more environmentally friendly. Coal, oil, and gas that we normally use for daily transportation are are called fossil fuels, or those that are processed from fossils. Fossil fuel is a non-renewable form of energy that when burned releases a lot of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Biofuels, on the other hand, do not release as much CO2 as fossil fuel does. It is therefore a good alternative source of fuel for transportation in concerts and tours.

Manage Wastes

We cannot stress enough the importance of managing wastes in concerts. If the tour gathers thousands of fans, it is likely that the venue will later have thousands of littered plastic cups and cans. Plastics are non-biodegradable, which means they take millions of years to degrade. They stay on the surface of the earth, therefore, for millions of years. Unless you burn them, which is not a very good idea at all.

Promote Organic Foods

Instead of selling junk foods and whatnots in tour venues, artists can opt to promote organically grown foods that are way better than their contemporaries based on nutrition and ecological standards. Organic farming does not use synthetic fertilizers so the foods are guaranteed to contain less if not zero synthetic chemicals. Because of this, organic foods are naturally healthier than commercially-produced ones.

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