It's been a little over a year since the idea for Sustain was born. In that time we have come a long way, and we're still learning! Our Green Roster program is something we've been giving a lot of thought- how could we better foster environmental practices in the music industry? How could we create a stronger community for the bands, luthiers, and studios who care about their impact on the environment? Just what exactly can the music industry do to be greener? What are people already doing, and what else could they be doing? Sustain and our original Green Roster members have been working on these questions this past year. We've been doing research, going to conferences like Folk Alliance, and talking to experts. And now we are ready to share!
It is with great excitement that we announce the relaunch of Green Roster. We have a slew of new members that we will be announcing throughout the coming week. Some of the key program updates include:
- More robust requirements for members- including annual green goal setting, measuring accomplishments, and public outreach/education requirements
- Resource pages tailored to bands, studios, and luthiers on how they can further green their business, materials, and habits
- A tiered membership system for bands which encourages growth and participation for smaller bands, while rewarding more advanced bands who have the resources to meet stricter environmental standards
- Member-to-member discounts
- Community knowledge sharing
- A quarterly newsletter highlighting member activities
- Plans for increasing the visibility of the Green Roster program to the greater public, as Sustain gains momentum and audiences
- Green Roster membership stamp trademark in progress
- Individual member webpages highlighting their business and their environmental accomplishments
The Green Roster program is still committed to promoting environmental responsibility and awareness in the music industry, but now with this program relaunch, it will be able to do so more effectively.