The eco-band is sold as an add-on to your event ticket during the check-out process. If you are purchasing your ticket through a third-party website, click the box asking you to "Join the Green Disco" to receive the eco-band. You can also purchase our eco-band for the desired event directly through our website!
By purchasing your 100% hemp eco-band, you have now helped plant 100 trees thanks to our nonprofit partner, Trees for the Future. Once you buy your planet-friendly bracelet, you will also receive an email explaining all the extra perks you will get at the event. No event is the same; you will receive different extras that create an exclusive and unique eco-friendly experience. Afterward, we will send you an e-certificate highlighting and verifying your impact at the event and ways to incorporate sustainability in your day-to-day easily.
Your badge of honor will be available for pick up on-site at The Green Disco activation tent or will be shipped with your event ticket.
Over half of the proceeds are directed back to the planet through our partner Trees for the Future. Other proceeds are directed towards full-service environmental consultation through A Greener Festival as well as educational and engaging on-site activations to expand your knowledge and interests within sustainability. $1 from every eco-band sold is donated directly to a local nonprofit agreed upon by the event organizer and Green Disco. A small portion of the remaining proceeds is utilized for operating Green Disco and managing our associated initiatives and experiences.
The trees are planted in Kenya. We grow five different types of trees: Calliandra Calothyrsus, Leucaena Leucocephala, Moringa Oleifera, Persea Americana, and Mangifera Indica. These trees will not only reduce CO2 but also revitalize the land and grow food like avocados, pears, mangos, moringa, and others for the Kenyan communities and schools.
We can understand the trees' reduction rate by measuring the metric tons of carbon through the above and below-ground biomass growth from each of the five species of trees that we plant. Our partner, Trees for the Future Kenyan Scouts Program, states each tree planted reduces an average of 38.82 pounds of CO2 annually. The Kenyan Scouts Program has a goal of having 10% tree cover in Kenya by 2030. The impact that you have through your eco-band only considers the reduction done in the first year, but the impacts consistently increase over a tree's lifetime.
Yes, in the short term, they are controlling unavoidable emissions. Planting trees is not a long-term solution. When an event partners up with Green Disco, they commit to improving their event's holistic environmental quality. Planting trees is an effective avenue to offset negative environmental impacts from live-events. Still, the overall solution to the problem is for live-events to invest in using sustainable resources and encourage environmentally sound travel to attendees. This is a placeholder, and only the first step in creating sustainable and carbon-neutral events.
Trees provide oxygen, food, habitats, animal fodder, and support to farming families in need. When trees are removed from the landscape, soil desertifies and quickly loses moisture and nutrients, causing farming and food opportunities to disappear. Through tree planting, the dry soil can transition and become fertile soil. Healthy soil improves water penetration to underground aquifers, prevents erosion, traps moisture and nutrients, and provides farmers and local communities with a sustainable food source.
It means that these emissions are essential to operate or travel; we simply can't avoid them. At Green Disco, we understand that most travel (especially to live-events) is considered essential, and we aim to provide opportunities to offset these "unavoidable emissions." To reduce the avoidable emissions, Green Disco contracts A Greener Festival and works closely with event organizers to find solutions.
It is the proper term environmentalists and scientists use to say carbon reduction. It is the natural process in which organic matter, like trees, plants, or soil, takes in and stores carbon dioxide. It is a long-term carbon removal method to slow and reverse CO2 pollution and climate change.
"Carbon footprint" is a term used to define the measurement of the CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions generated by our consumption and activities.
Green Disco facilitates environmental assessments of live-events through our nonprofit partner A Greener Festival. They work closely with event organizers and us to create an initial report detailing the impacts of events like energy use, vendor procurement, and water usage. AGF provides two assessors to come on-site at each event to ensure that the practices reported by an event organizer are truthful and put into practice. After the event, they create a detailed environmental impact report and MFA (material flow analysis) to provide event organizers with future strategies to lessen their damage on the environment. AGF then releases the report, which we present and share with event attendees. The event is then entered into a global 4-star award scheme alongside 100 other events across the world.
Using research and data collected by a Loyola Marymount University study on Coachella's and Burning Man's emissions, the average carbon footprint from an individual at an event in the United States is 267 lbs of carbon per person per day (pppd). Research from A Greener Festival shows that the average pppd's carbon footprint in the UK is less than half of our events here in the United States, we were as shocked as you.
Become aware of the problem and continue to educate yourself! Most people don't realize that almost 80% of an event's carbon footprint stems from attendee travel. To reduce your impact, you can find a greener way to attend, like carpooling or using eco-friendly transportation. We know some emissions are unavoidable, but there are many things you can do to reduce your impact. Sign up for the Green Disco newsletter to learn more about initiatives, practices, and other ways you can reduce your CO2 emissions.
Becoming completely sustainable is an expensive, time-intensive, and a lofty task. There is no standard of sustainability within the live-event industry, which leaves no baseline for organizers to consider during their planning process. Green Disco is a decentralized third-party that collects and releases data regarding environmental impacts at events while also modifying emissions to make the live-event carbon neutral. We pride ourselves on being unbiased when performing our duties, which pushes event organizers to be thorough and genuine with their transition towards sustainability.
We are first introducing our initiatives at the Deep Tropics Music, Art, & Style Festival in August of 2021! We are so excited and cannot wait to see you there. Keep your ears open and eyes peeled for Green Disco at your next event!
We are a for-profit company with a social cause. We chose this structure because it gives us the flexibility to expand and accomplish our goals better than a traditional 501(c)3 company. It is our goal to maximize our social and environmental impact over shareholder profits. We chase a different kind of green! Benefit Purpose: "Green Disco is a public benefit corporation with the primary focus of improving environmental outcomes and educating individuals on the environment and sustainability.”
If the festival is canceled, eco-band purchasers can complete a form to receive a refund. If a purchaser does not seek a refund, it will be assumed that they intend to carry their eco-band purchase onto the rescheduled event. We will reach out to every individual with the next course of action if an event is postponed or canceled.
If the festival is canceled, eco-band purchasers can complete a form to receive a refund. If a purch