Coldplay’s Music Of The Spheres World Tour Praised by MIT Professor
The band Coldplay has been recognized by Professor John E. Fernandez of MIT for their reduced carbon emissions on the band’s Music Of The Spheres World Tour. The band first announced their tour in 2021, where they promised to try reducing carbon emissions produced during their shows. This was all in an attempt to help cut back the band’s overall carbon footprint.
On a show-by-show comparison, the Music Of The Spheres Tour has so far produced 47% less CO2e emissions than our last stadium tour (2016-17). This is a good start – and something that our incredible crew should be very proud of – but clearly there’s still room for improvement.
Coldplay via offical statement
The band aims to continue reducing their emissions as they enter the second year of their tour. These strategies include; using an electric battery that runs entirely on renewable energy, using electric cars as well as alternative fuels, and continuing to minimize waste products and plastic use.
The data about the band’s climate achievement was certified by MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative and as well as Professor John E. Fernandez of MIT.
Together they said, “Based on a detailed review of the work of Coldplay’s sustainability team in assessing and advising the band and management on the CO2e impact of touring, we fully endorse this effort as critically important, scientifically rigorous and of the highest quality. MIT ESI endorses this work as an important and substantive step toward a new era of eventually achieving carbon-neutral music events by major artists.”
In addition to reducing emissions, Coldplay also has another innovation occurring during their tour. On a show-to-show basis, approximately five million trees are planted. The Ocean Cleanup has restored 5,000 hectares of land across 17 countries through 21 planting projects. In March 2021, they also deployed a solar-powered River Interceptor in the Klang River, Malaysia.
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