Let’s face it, the entertainment industry isn’t structured with a sustainable focus.

It’s a consumer industry – and that consumption has been focused on ease of access rather than what’s good for the environment.There’s been a big push recently in the industry to reduce carbon footprint, and we at How To Concerts want to do our part as well. That’s why we have made a commitment to support the National Forest Foundation, who will plant 20 trees for every event we help book!

Here are some ideas to help make your events more sustainable:

  • Provide recycling and composting in the venue and artist spaces – take some extra time during venue cleanup to sort items into the correct bins.
  • Choose reusable dishes for artist and staff meals – delivery is convenient, but there is just so much packaging waste.
  • Avoid using plastic water bottles when possible, especially internally with your teams. 
  • Encourage attendees to carpool, use public transportation, walk, or bike to your event. Provide areas to lock bikes and coat check areas that also accommodate bike helmets and backpacks.   
  • Giveaways are great, but make sure they have a long-term purpose. Source items that are made from recycled materials
  • Consider the vendors you’re working with – buy local when possible.
  • Work with artist teams to reduce food waste. Have a plan for any leftover food – donate or give to student teams.  
  • Utilize digital tickets instead of printable ones.

We can all do our part, whether you’re involved in the planning of your event or just going to a show. Take some extra time to consider your carbon footprint at your next event, and together, we can help build a sustainable culture in the entertainment industry.

Jake Ostrow

Talent Buyer | How To Concerts

Jake works as a middle buyer, helping organizations with their concerts, comedians, and speakers. Jake has worked for several colleges booking their entertainment. His knowledge of music is exceeded only by his love for music. He would love to talk with you about helping to book, plan, and prepare for your event.

920.600.8100   |   [email protected]

Jake Ostrow

Talent Buyer | How To Concerts

Jake works as a middle buyer, helping organizations with their concerts, comedians, and speakers. Jake has worked for several colleges booking their entertainment. His knowledge of music is exceeded only by his love for music. He would love to talk with you about helping to book, plan, and prepare for your event.

920.600.8100   |   [email protected]