About

ACT - Artist Citizens on Tour
Our mission is to promote eco-friendly practices in show-business.

It’s main objectives are:

  • To make artists realize the power of their actions towards the environment.
  • Offer simple and efficient tools to reduce the environmental footprint that shows and touring create.
  • Accompany artists wishing to become accredited in order to make their commitment recognized, and inspire their audience.


  • Join the movement!

    ACT Guide




    I pledge to :

  • Hold a meeting with the whole team (label, production, musicians, technicians, etc.), making sure to :
    •          -Explain the environmental approach you'd like to implement
    •          -Answer questions and take note of comments or suggestions
    •          -Optimize the tour in order to minimize mileage
    •          -Think of ways to produce more eco-friendly albums, decors and merchandise
  • Rent electric vehicles when possible
  • Prefer land travel to air travel
  • Reduce the amount of vehicles on the road
  • Choose environmentally conscious hotels (members of Green Key Global for instance)
  • Support local businesses (merchandising, album production, decors, visual contents, etc.)
  • Buy second-hand equipment (decor, musical instruments, technical supplies, etc.)
  • Set out a lighting plan that uses DEL and iodide stage lights, which reduce energy consumption
  • Buy rechargeable batteries
  • If flyers and posters are used, choose paper made from local and recycled fibres (FSC for instance), use natural ink and print only what you need
  • If you don't read them, unsubscribe from newsletters and magazines (whether paper or digital copies)


  • Update my rider
  • Indicate that all single-use water bottles are banned, as well as all other single-use items
  • Make sure water is available in the dressing rooms to fill reusable water bottles
  • Ask for cloth towel instead of paper towel in the bathrooms and dressing rooms
  • Indicate that you prefer :
    •          -Local and organic food and drinks
    •          -Vegetarian and vegan meals

  • When producing albums and merchandise
  • Promote :
    •          -Eco-friendly printing
    •          -Second-hand fabric and/or unsold merchandise from previous tours
    •          -Organic and fair-trade fabric
    •          -Local design and natural ink
  • For deliveries, choose recyclable packaging without glue or tape
  • Offer download codes instead of physical copies of your album
  • Use cardboard album cases instead of plastic
  • I pledge to:

  • Carry with me at all times :
    •          -A reusable water bottle and coffee mug
    •          -Reusable travel tableware (including a plate!)
    •          -A cloth napkin
    •          -A small bottle of dish soap (to wash everything back at the hotel room)
    •          -Shampoo, soap and other toiletries (to avoid using the ones provided in hotel rooms, which usually involve lots of plastic waste)
    •          Note : Plan a box which includes all of the above and keep it alongside you and the tour team as to never lose track of it.
  • Refuse plastic water bottles in the dressing room and on stage
  • Refuse straws in all drinks
  • Turn off all electronic equipment when it isn't used, especially in between sound check and showtime
  • Reuse printed setlist
  • On the road, choose local suppliers as much as possible
  • Incite the audience to use public transportation, active transportation or carpooling to come to your show
  • Communicate your efforts towards sustainability to your audience
  • I pledge to:

  • Measure and compensate our green-house gaz emissions (GHG calculator tool)
  • Donate parts of the profits to a non-profit organization of our choice
  • Give a second life to all equipments and props that won't be used again
  • Hold a retroactive meeting with the production team to review our environmental practices

  • And much more, depending on the moment's inspiration and most recent discoveries.
    Don't hesitate to tell us your ideas!




    Download the ACT guide in PDF





    In all your choices, always remember this:

    Reduce : Reduce packaging
    Local: Consume local
    Natural: Choose organic products
    Fair: Prioritize fair trade
    Essential: Is it truly essential?





    In one word...Reduce!

    Non-produced trash is avoided trash!
    Have a great tour! :)

    Resources

    Here, you will find useful tools to help make your tours more responsible.

  • Download the ACT guide in PDF
  • GHG calculator (Quebec)
  • Eco-Responsible Scene Accreditation
  • Plus 1
  • Join ACT

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