Don't just have a musical event, but a green one as well! Gigstarter wants to contribute to a general transition for eco-friendly live music. With our partner The Green Branch we successfully integrated a new function on the website. From now on it's possible to contribute to a greener world by making your booking C02 neutral. This is a big first step towards that goal! Do you want to know what this is and how it works? Then read on.
What is The Green Branch?
The Green Branch is a social impact company that specializes in setting up reforestation projects in Brazil. The projects focus on planting biodiverse forests that create added value for the local community and environment. Large farms in Brazil are reforested in a sustainable way by combining agriculture and forestry. The only way to make large-scale impact is large-scale thinking. By making carbon removals available and affordable to all, the Green Branch is able to restore degraded land. They aim for quality, future proof solutions and transparency in all steps. Their goal is to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2040.
How do I make my booking CO2 neutral?
After a call or offer has been confirmed, you can offset your CO2 through our donation page.
All you have to do is enter the number of people who will attend your concert. Our system will automatically calculate the kilo's of CO2 you can compensate based on the number you just filled in. Small effort, big impact!
- Step 1: Go to the Support page
- Step 2: Fill in how many people will attend your upcoming event
- Step 3: With the number of attendees, our system will automatically calculate how much kg's of CO2 you can compensate and how much this costs. 1 visitor equals 12,3 kg CO2. And the Green Branch will reforest 8,2m2 per visitor.
- Step 4: Make your donation complete by following the payment instructions
- Step 5: All done. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the live music!
What happens with my donation?
100% of the amount you donate goes to the Green Branch. By compensating your emissions, you have a direct impact on a fragile and fragmented ecosystem in Southern Brazil, the Atlantic Forest to be specific. Over 70% of this forest has been cut down to create space for agriculture. With reforestation the trees store CO2 back in the soil and trees. In the long run this will be better for the atmosphere and the ozone layer, which protects us from the sun's strong UV rays.
The Green Branch founders (Kasper Kupperman & Jacob Hietink) and their very first planted tree
Why should I help?
With your contribution The Green Branch is able to put their reforestation projects into reality. With this project they are bringing back natural, biodiverse forest on 470 hectares of land. That’s more than 950 football fields! By compensating your CO2-emissions you’re investing in the cooling shade of forests. You’re buying a natural air conditioner that will work for decades to come!
Added value for artists
Getting booked and at the same time making the world a little greener? Sounds like a perfect combination! Aside from the other benefits on Gigstarter like no commissions and a free artist profile, this is a great addition to the list! During the booking proces, you as a musician can stimulate the booker to compensate their CO2 and make the event green. This way you will not only please the attendees, but the earth as well.
Ready to make the world a better place and help to being a step closer in accomplishing the goal of The Green Branch? Show your support by clicking on the button below.
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