Artists and Agents – Trees for Travel

WHAT IS TREES FOR TRAVEL? 

Trees for Travel is a carbon balancing project that is leading an urgent music industry response to climate change.

We support artists and those in the music industry to balance their travel emissions. 

We use donations to fund tree planting and the protection of threatened rainforests. Our work creates positive impacts from travel – and through the unique platform of music we hope to inspire action on climate change from all sectors. 

Trees for Travel was set up as part of Energy Revolution’s mission to help the live events industry tackle the environmental impacts from travel. Energy Revolution have already balanced 8.4 million miles with festivals, events, suppliers, audiences and artists through investment in renewable energy projects. Find out more about that mission here

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

Trees for Travel have designed a simple method to calculate the donations needed to balance your travel emissions. All we to know is your transport method, your route and the number of people travelling. 

Using industry certified metrics we can calculate and balance your carbon emissions for a tour, a quarter or year of touring – or for any number of journeys that you have data on.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? 

To give you some idea of cost: a return flight from London to Munich would cost £4 per person to balance – making it affordable for all. As we are a charity your donation is also a tax-deductible expense. 

For every £10 donated: 

  • 1 tonne of CO2 emissions are balanced by planting 4 trees in the UK, in line with the Woodland Carbon Code. 
  • 4 acres of threatened rainforest is protected for the long term – safety storing over 600 tonnes of carbon. 
  • Tree planting in the UK increases biodiversity, air quality & mitigates flooding.
  • Rainforest protection secures land rights of indigenous communities and protects endangered species. 

ABOUT OUR PARTNERS 

Forest Carbon has planted over 7.5 million trees in the UK, removing 2 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, in line with Woodland Carbon Code. Find out more here.

Rainforest Trust has protected over 20 million acres of rainforest in the last 30 years. Donations to Trees for Travel will go towards protecting 6.2 million acres of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon. Read more about the project here.

GET INVOLVED

For more information about how we work or to start balancing your travel, email hello@energy-revolution.org.uk

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