What is Green Entertainment?
Stefan Lohmann – Talent Buyer & Booking Agent, as well as founder of Sustainable Event Solutions gives here a little insight about the topic “Green Entertainment” – sustainable live entertainment concepts.
That sustainable and climate-neutral events are the future of the event industry is already beyond question, the climate protection law alone ensures that. The question is whether we are fast enough. According to Scientists for Future (30,000 scientists), we only have about 10 years left to prevent the worst from happening and to reach the 1.5 degree target.
This means that our industry must also increase its efforts to become climate neutral more quickly and to – perhaps even – take on a pioneering role in order to pull other sectors of the economy along with it. All companies need a sustainability strategy to achieve the climate goals.
What are sustainable supply chains?
It should be obvious to everyone that sustainable supply chains play an important role in the transformation of the event industry. And whether catering, technology, logistics, shuttles, guest travel, energy, stand construction, infrastructure, sanitary facilities, etc. – a sustainable supply chain ensures the avoidance and reduction of CO2 emissions and is the basis for climate-neutral events. With Sustainable Event Solutions we make these sustainable solutions and suppliers visible and findable – free of charge – at:
Green Entertainment – sustainable live entertainment concepts
Few organisers seem to be thinking about sustainable live entertainment concepts. Yet there is great potential in “green entertainment” to really save CO2 instead of offsetting it.
Sustainable engaged Stars – Green Entertainment
As I oversee the German Sustainability Award, I have the pleasure of working with many of the best-known artists who are committed to sustainability and awarding them for their commitment. Artists like Joss Stone, Milky Chance, Rea Garvey, Angélique Kidjo, Jack Johnson, Nelly Furtado, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Fantastic 4, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, U2 and many more champion sustainability, environmental and social issues.
Now, some may ask, how are we supposed to prevent emissions from international flights? That’s right! That’s not so easy at the moment, but there are already solutions for that, too. There is the possibility of flying with bio-kerosene, which significantly reduces emissions.
With flights, however, there is always a residual amount of emissions that must be compensated. This is where the aircraft manufacturers and airlines are called upon to help drive the technology forward so that we as an industry can access it. For coaches, nightliners, trucks and generators, HVO BIO fuel could be a solution. The fuel is produced from waste.
What advantages does a sustainable orchestra offer?
Apart from the stars, there are also other artists, bands and orchestras that act sustainably. For example, the Berlin Show Orchestra, which operates sustainably and climate-neutrally by avoiding, reducing and compensating for unavoidable CO2 emissions. But what sets the Berlin Show Orchestra apart from all other orchestras is the attitude, the attitude, the multinational musicians and the unique show performances.
The orchestra is young, wild and has fun supporting the organisers with their event concepts. In this case, sustainability has nothing to do with doing without, but with a great added value.
With the Brass&Beats Ensemble, the Berlin Show Orchestra also caused a stir at the Meet Germany Summit in Berlin (see video) and it stood at number 1 in the album charts in 2019 with the most successful German electronic artist Schiller.
The Berlin Show Orchestra is also an ideal way to unite the ubiquitous themes of sustainability, digitalisation and transformation and to visualise them both musically and in terms of show.
Video – Brass & Beats Ensemble of the Berlin Show Orchestra.
Meet Germany Summit Berlin at Humboldt Carré.
Video – Brass & Beats Ensemble of the Berlin Show Orchestra.
As the Berlin Show Orchestra regularly accompanies international stars, it is possible for a festival organiser to have all international stars musically accompanied by the orchestra at a festival in the Merkur Arena with a capacity of 40,000, so that only the singers have to be flown in and the respective bands do not have to travel separately. This also saves CO2 emissions. www.berlin-show-orchestra.de
The founder of the orchestra Lenn Kudryavitsky is an actor and musician (ARD Croatia crime thriller, Amazon hit series The Vikings, ….). He is strongly committed to children, e.g. with “Antritt mit Herz” in cooperation with Hyundai and Unicef.
What are sustainable show acts?
There are also show acts that have a strong social commitment. The artists make sure that children take courage and see what they can achieve themselves with encouragement and a strong social environment. They train the kids in their own training centres to get them off the streets or to give them a perspective and joy. With green entertainment or sustainable live entertainment concepts, you can strengthen the positive impact on society.
CO2 savings through local bands and DJs.
Local artists, bands, DJ’s can also be a sensible way to save emissions, as there are no hotels, travel and logistics involved.
What responsibility does the event industry bear with regard to climate change?
As an event industry, we have a big advantage over other industries. Most of the sustainable solutions and suppliers for sustainable and climate-neutral events already exist, so we just have to apply them. This gives the industry the opportunity to lead the way for other industries and we should use this to turn the tide.
As the sixth largest economic sector, the event industry also has a special responsibility, simply because of its size.
The events industry is also about to boom once the pandemic restrictions fall. Our industry has what everyone is longing for: Finally sharing live experiences together again. Whether it’s concerts, festivals, conventions, meetings, people crave culture, sharing, dancing, partying and face-to-face interaction.
In order for the new start not to become the “beginning of the end” of our industry, we must manage to make the event industry more sustainable. We need the transformation of the entire event industry. Towards a sustainable, climate-neutral circular economy. And we can only do that together.
What are the 16 Steps to Climate Neutrality in the Event Industry by 2025?
Fortunately, more and more associations are becoming active. At the Meet Germany Summit in Berlin, 14 associations and networks of the event industry have already joined forces with the 16 Steps towards climate neutrality in the event industry by 2025. This is a strong sign to jointly establish a standard for sustainable events step by step.
I would be happy to answer your questions about green entertainment and sustainable live entertainment concepts. Just send me an email to
Or we can meet at the next Meet Germany Summits in Frankfurt or Munich, Berlin, etc. We will be there again with our Sustainable Event Solutions Lounge.
about Stefan Lohmann – Talent Buyer & Booking Agent, founder off Sustainable Event Solutions
Stefan Lohmann is a talent buyer and artist relations manager from Hamburg. His service portfolio includes live entertainment concepts for concerts, festivals and events. As an expert on sustainability in the event industry, he regularly writes articles in the most important trade journals and book contributions and is active in various networks and associations. He has been in charge of the German Sustainability Award for many years and is an official partner.
Together with actor Lenn Kudrjawizki, Stefan Lohmann founded the sustainable Berlin Show Orchestra, which reached number 1 in the album charts in 2019, in collaboration with Germany’s most successful electronic artist Schiller.
He is also the founder of Sustainable Event Solutions. An online platform and network that makes the sustainable solutions and suppliers of the event industry visible and findable.
Stefan Lohmann has succeeded in uniting the associations and networks of the event industry with the “16 Steps to Climate Neutrality in the Event Industry by 2025” in order to establish sustainability as a standard in the industry.
Its declared goal is the transformation of the event industry towards a climate-neutral and sustainable circular economy.
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Stefan Lohmann is a Hamburg-based Talent Buyer and Artist Relations Manager. His service portfolio includes not only artist placement but also the creation of comprehensive live entertainment concepts for concerts, festivals and events. With his Live Entertainment Network of artists and creatives, he also offers market-leading show productions in the entertainment field Aerial shows, drone shows, video projection mapping, dance shows… “What doesn’t exist on the market, we create for our customers”, says Stefan Lohmann about his company philosophy.
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