Mon, 24 December
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Earlier this year we asked an Oxford company called Best Foot Forward to look at the carbon and ecological footprints of two recent Radiohead tours, with the aim of reducing our carbon output. Touring is very important to us, a large part of the joy and passion of what we do, and we are committed to finding more responsible ways of doing it.
We asked Best Foot Forward to compare two different kinds of tours we’ve done recently in America: an out of town ‘big gig’/amphitheatre tour, and a smaller theatre tour in city centres.
We wanted to find out which kind of touring has the lowest carbon and environmental impact ‘per person entertained‘. We had lots of information to work out our own carbon footprint, but we had to make some assumptions about the fans’ footprint; how they travel, and how much beer they drink when they get to the show!
This is what we found:
- Fan travel and consumption made up 86% of the Theatre tour and 97% of the Amphitheatre tour.
- Of the band’s touring impact – Travel and energy use accounted for 60% (Theatre tour) and ~40% (Amphitheatre tour)
- International travel accounted for a further 34 – 40% of impacts.
Short of no-one coming to see us, we’d like to share with our fans some ways of reducing this – our early research suggests that how you come to our shows can significantly reduce the tour’s carbon output. To help achieve better results, we’re trying to play as many shows as possible in city centres because of their better transport links. From the Best Foot Forward report, the rough figures below give you an example of how much of a difference you can make.
For the big shows:
- If average car occupancy increased from 2.2 to 3, the whole tour’s overall CO2 output would be reduced by 22%.
- Halving fans flying would reduce overall CO2 consumption by 5%
- And if 10% of car users travelled by bus it would reduce CO2 emissions by 7%
Where we can, we will be reducing our own carbon emissions, starting with sea freighting our gear. It’s 93% more efficient than air freighting, and if we ship our equipment to and from America, we save 47 tonnes of CO2. We will be doing this for touring in 2008, along with travelling as little as possible by air, avoiding chartered flights, and investigating more efficient road and rail transportation. You can download the whole report here
We’re aware that this study is tentative and partial, but it’s a start, and we’ll share with you more information as we get it.
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Stop China’s election to the Human Rights Council
found this while looking for something else.. it is now my screen saver
The most recent interview by children in South Africa, with a very cool lieutenant from the Manenburg police - check out what he has to say at the end about ' success '
Let's hope, like he says, that this does promote peace after such a long time.
Please sign an urgent action calling on restraint by China who have imposed the most horrendous crackdowns against monks at Kirti monastery and the Tibetan people in Ngaba town with the installation of hundreds of Paramilitary Armed Police, the closure of roads and the cutting off all communications to the outside world.
all nuclear explosions mapped from 1945-1998
try and get your head around it.
IT CUTS BOTH WAYS .... THE ALTERNATIVES. This is a film exposing the alternatives to the government's austerity measures; it's about the positive; it's about revealing the many options we actually have at a time when we're being told there are no alternatives
Japanese Red Cross. Please donate if you can.
Those big drag nets that trawlers drop to the bottom of the ocean and decimate all life in their path?
And use radar while local fishermen loose their livelihoods? Just to fill empty shelves in Supermarkets? This lot are using lottery money internationally to stop all that.
Beautiful, and a little disturbing.
"is this what we're doing now?" - quick! Watch all episodes on iPlayer (for the next few days) if you're in the UK. Best british comedy in ages, so well played and written. Right up there with Curb Your Enthusiasm!
Prague Show filmed by fans - released 23.08.10
Another great film by warmeye...
Chinese authorities arrest Tenzin Delek, a Buddhist monk, and sentence him to death .. please go to the online petition to try and secure his release, or at least a fair retrial...
good for yer kids too
Anyone who rides a bike should read this blog because it's ice box cool.
here is some nicely shot video footage from the cambridge show thanks maggie!!!
Don't let the Stupid define the Age.
Tim Hunkin's inventions, under the pier at Southwold. I keep trying to go there but not quite making it. Maybe you'll have better luck. Go to Ipswich and turn right.
depression is not fussy about who it hits. and feeling isolated and powerless doesnt help especially when yer young and all. this site has lots of people sharing their experiences which is what us humans need in order to cope.
Great dance music site, lots of old articles and features, dj mixes
Found this extraordinary shop in Brighton last week. It's well worth a visit...
“The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest - and imprisonment - of anyone who takes pictures of officers ‘likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism’.”
maybe it's about time the likes of Apple took responsibility for the manufacture of their products, as they're supposed to be so cutting edge.
As we're lifelong contributors to 'anthrophony' we're pretty culpable....but still, fascinating studies.
Look to the stars!
The Chestnut Tree Café. ...it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
In Rainbows video competition
Plastic. Is. Everywhere.
Bhopal was the worst industrial disaster in history. A leak of methyl isocynate killed 20,000, injured millions more and Union Carbide... um, er...
THE REVOLUTION WILL (NOT) BE TELEVISED
the artists have no recollection of most of this.
There Will Be Blood
film info for the UK
ken korda as Adam Buxton on Scotch Mist
Jonny Greenwood: 'There Will Be Blood' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Available from Tuesday 18th December.
Vote vote vote! Mmm... participatory democracy...
As they say, we don't live in the Information Age, or even the Oil Age. We all have to eat. We live in the Agriculture Age.
Download books on to your Blackberry instead of using it to send email, 'browse' the 'web' or any of the other tedious business-related 'apps'. It'll still look like you're really really busy.
This is great if you should be doing something boring for someone else.
Man, I couldn't even read this, it looked so scary. But maybe you can? Maybe it has a happy ending?
Fascinating, horrifying, beautiful photography.