Live Earth Australia will launch Sound Emissions (soundemissions.com.au) on June 4.
It’s an interactive website aimed at providing the music community and fans with information, tips and resources required to minimise their carbon footprint.
June 4 is World Environment Day.
Many musical activities leave a considerable carbon footprint. For instance, buying a CD in a plastic jewel case constitutes 1.1kg of carbon. An artist flying across the country from Melbourne to Perth is 1,600kg.
Putting on an outdoor festival for 20,000 fans is 100,000kg to 200,000kg of carbon.