global warming of 1.5 degrees
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. In their special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C, they highlighted the importance of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
During the C40 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, we collaborated with Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action, and the creative team at Bloomberg Philanthropies, to produce the 2019 Climate Awards. The Ceremony recognises various climate initiatives, that are being introduced by global leaders in their cities, to prevent the increase in global temperatures of 1.5 °C.
Through our collaboration, we were able to learn more about sustainable practices, such as the use of alternative energy sources, reusable plastic, recycling, and tree-planting projects to reduce the amount of CO2.
Sustainable practices at Totem Entertainment
We have introduced the following initiatives into our workplace:
Replaced our plastic bags with cotton and hemp materials. We use many large bags to transport our costumes, props and makeup. We are reducing our environmental impact with naturally grown alternatives.
Environmentally friendly transport. Like a real Copenhagener, we ride our bikes to events in Copenhagen, and transport our event materials and props using 'Cargo Bikes'. We do not own a car. For larger events, and events outside of Copenhagen, we use a van-sharing service to transport larger racks of costumes, stilts, segboards, aerial equipment, fire tools and our LED Light technology.
Up-Cycle Materials. We cooperate with our event partners to reduce waste at an event. We utilise the decorations and theming, to create new costumes and props. We also up-cycle our costumes from previous events, into new creations.
Rechargeable, low energy consuming LED Lights. We have integrated LED Light technology into many of our costumes and props. We also utilise rechargeable LED Light Swords and props in our perfromances to reduce our carbon footprint.
Meat-Free diet. We are committed to sustainable farming practices, by choosing a meat-free diet. Our BBQs are a little different these days! We provide meat alternatives in our meals for our performers during our rehearsal days. Our gymnasts can build muscles with plant-based alternatives!
We are still learning and looking for new ways to run sustainable events. Our goal is to become a leader in Europe in producing sustainable entertainment. Contact Us and join us on our journey.
Sustainability starts with a mindset change!