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KEYNOTE | Finding our climate muse: A greener industry for electronic music

KEYNOTE | Finding our climate muse: A greener industry for electronic music
KEYNOTE | Finding our climate muse: A greener industry for electronic music

Friday, August 25, 2023
11:00 am_12:00 pm

Les 7 Doigts de la main


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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing life on earth and will require a transformational shift in culture and behavior. Electronic music has the potential to be a leader in this shift because of the culture’s subversive roots and ability to reach people around the world. Yet the average touring DJ emits 35 tons of CO2 per year (more than 17 times the recommended allowance) and there are still no industry-wide climate initiatives. How can we utilize existing frameworks for collective climate action to develop coordinated solutions to address industry impacts and inspire community action?
This interactive Q&A with Eli Goldstein, Co-Founder of DJs for Climate Action and one-half of DJ & production duo Soul Clap, presents research findings from his Master’s thesis to develop a framework for an industry-wide climate pledge. Eli will address challenges and opportunities to address climate change, while immersing the audience in the process, encouraging collective reflection and actionable solutions to pave the way for a better (greener) future.
Eli will be joined in conversation by Brighid Fry, artist and Co-Founder of Music Declares Emergency Canada. The activity is presented in collaboration with EarthPercent, an environmental charity that calls on the music industry to address the climate emergency, founded by Brian Eno.

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Presented with the support of EarthPercent, as part of the Future Festivals Initiative.
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