Category: Entertainment industry

Coldplay set ‘sustainable and low-carbon’ stadium tour in support of ‘Music of the Spheres’

Read the full story in Rolling Stone. See also Coldplay’s tour website.

A day before Coldplay drop their new album Music of the Spheres, the band has announced a 2022 “sustainable and low-carbon” tour that will bring the new LP to stadiums around the world.

The Music of the Spheres Tour — kicking off March 18th, 2022 in Costa Rica — aims to cut direct emissions from Coldplay’s last tour in 2017 by 50%, as well as power each show entirely by renewable, super-low emission energy; that includes installing solar panels at each venue, “kinetic stadium floor and kinetic bikes powered by fans,” and transporting around a mobile, rechargeable show battery to store the energy.

Subtitles to save the world 2021: An analysis of how UK broadcasters are exposing audiences to climate change through their content

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This is the third in our trilogy of subtitle reports which look at subtitling data from UK broadcasters. Our first subtitle report, which looked at 2018 data , captured imaginations when Cats vs Climate splashed across social media, as no one could quite believe that cats received four times more mentions than climate change on our TV channels. Fast forward a year to our second report and there was a striking increase in mentions of climate change. This year’s report looks back on the year when everything stopped, when we became more aware of our relationship to the natural world and spent more time than ever watching our screens and it reveals that mentions of ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ dropped 10% and 19% respectively…

Finally, the report explores how the climate crisis is being represented on our screens and whether content is empowering the public to take action or merely talking about the problem. Together the terms climate change, climate emergency and climate crisis received 14,540 mentions while climate justice, climate action and climate solution only received 296 mentions collectively.

‘The Good Place’: It’s hard to be good when the world’s on fire

Read the full story at Grist.

This story contains spoilers for The Good Place.

When aliens show up in fiction, the story usually reflects more about the state of life on Earth than anything else. During the Cold War, space invaders from Mars always seemed like stand-ins for Soviets and Commies. In more recent times, the blue-skinned aliens of 2009’s Avatar live in harmony with nature, serving as a foil to the humans pillaging the planet.

In much the same way, The Good Place, an NBC sitcom set in the afterlife, poses serious questions about life on Earth rather than a speculative life after death. Written by Michael Schur, the comedy writer behind The Office and Parks and Rec, the show considers the moral problems that befuddle the living from the vantage point of the dead.

How One Band Is Helping Climate Researchers Tackle The Music Industry’s Carbon Emissions

Read the full story from Here & Now.

Coldplay isn’t planning a tour for its most recent album — but the rock band has different reasons for putting performances on hold than the Beatles and One Direction.

Frontman Chris Martin recently announced plans to pause touring because of concerns over the environmental impact of the band’s concerts.

How 200 historic Hollywood backdrops were saved from the dumpster

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

Hillsides, houses, airports and cathedrals; cityscapes, landscapes and the ocean rocking toward the horizon; courtrooms and bedrooms, bungalows and castles; gas stations, skyscrapers, apartment buildings; the roofs of Paris and New York, corridors, tapestries, train depots and a mineshaft burrowing into an icy mountain.

The magic of Hollywood, in a Valencia warehouse, rolled up and waiting to be claimed.

These are the 90 painted backdrops that remain of more than 200 saved through the Art Directors Guild Backdrop Recovery Project, a two-year attempt to keep a relatively few pieces of irreplaceable art and Hollywood history from the fate of so many sets, props, costumes and backdrops: the studio dumpster.

Ohio attorney featured in ‘Dark Waters’ movie continues legal battle against forever chemicals

Read the full story in the Fayetteville Observer.

Robert Bilott, an Ohio attorney who took on DuPont for contaminating water with toxic forever chemicals, is portrayed by Mark Ruffalo in “Dark Waters.”

The best science and math moments in Sesame Street’s first 50 years

Read the full story at Ars Technica.

There was nothing on television like Sesame Street when it premiered 50 years ago, and the truth is, there’s still nothing quite like it now. (That’s a big reason why it was such a valuable acquisition for HBO in 2015.) Throughout the years, the show has always been on the front lines of what’s important to teach children. And as some of the show’s greatest hits demonstrate, long before educational advocates began popularizing the STEM acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Sesame Street was already there with silly characters promoting serious lessons.

Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

Read the full story in the Columbia College Chronicle.

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the festival each day, sustainability efforts are going beyond picking up trash.

After receiving the Illinois Sustainability Award in 2017, the festival’s efforts to ensure an eco-friendly event have grown.

Through partnerships with organizations including Rock the Earth and the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Lollapalooza is taking on green initiatives with a number of water refill stations located across the festival grounds, bike information and maintenance assistance available and an abundance of recycling and composting bins and informational signage as part of the Rock & Recycle program.

Lil Dicky Enlists Bieber, Ariana, Halsey, Shawn Mendes for All-Star ‘Earth’ Video

Watch the video and read the story in Rolling Stone.

Environmental anthem also features Leonardo DiCaprio, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Adam Levine, Charlie Puth, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Sia and Ed Sheeran

Live Nation Sets Zero Waste Goals, Adds New Sustainability Staff

Read the full story at Waste360.

This summer, global entertainment company Live Nation asserted its commitment to sustainability with the creation of a new employee education program and new employee roles focused on sustainability. Live Nation aims to achieve zero waste in 20 of the company’s owned and operated amphitheater venues by 2020.

In addition to a new zero waste e-learning course that has been made available to all employees, Live Nation has also instituted the seasonal position of venue sustainability coordinator at 14 venues.

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