The European Union has set an ambitious goal to cut its emissions by 45% by 2028. To achieve this goal, the EU is encouraging businesses and organizations to adopt eco-friendly practices and technologies. One such practice that has gained traction in the performing arts industry is the use of digital program books.
Why Digital Program Books?
Traditionally, performing arts organizations print and distribute paper program books for each performance. These program books contain information about the performers, the performance, and other details that audience members may find useful. However, the production and distribution of these program books have a significant environmental impact, as it involves the use of paper, ink, and transportation.
By switching to digital program books, performing arts organizations can significantly reduce their emissions. According to a recent study, transitioning to digital program books can result in a 94% reduction in emissions in a single performance season. This is because digital program books do not require the use of paper or ink, and can be easily accessed on smartphones or other devices, eliminating the need for transportation.
Performing arts organizations across the United States, as well as the EU, are now embracing digital program books as a way to reduce their environmental impact and support the EU’s emissions reduction goals. By making this simple change, they are not only helping the environment but also saving money on printing and distribution costs.
Together, We Can All Achieve This Reduction
The adoption of digital program books is just one example of how businesses and organizations can take action to reduce their emissions and support the EU’s ambitious goals. As more and more organizations adopt eco-friendly practices, the EU is well on its way to achieving its target of a 45% reduction in emissions by 2028.