Ok, let's face it- we, as DJs are power fiends. Just about everything we use is powered by electricity (as our most recent power bill will attest). So, how can a DJ jump on the Green Movement and do his or her part for the environment?
Well, before you start trading in your turntables for bamboo drums (like that's ever gonna happen!)- here are a few tips:
Tip #1: Play in/Support Green Nightclubs
- Temple (San Francisco, CA)
- Butterfly Social Club (Chicago, IL)
- Greenhouse (New York, NY)
- Surya (London, UK)- couldn't find the main link, but here's an article.
- Watt (Rotterdam Netherlands)
Tip#3: Turn off your system completely when not in use, including all power strips, to avoid drawing phantom power. This could save you up to 10% on your power bill!
Tip #4: Use mp3's or other digital formats. This may be debatable amongst traditionalists, but you'd definitely be more green in the form of reducing waste products, pollution via shipping and mailing, etc.
I'll admit, some ideas for going green border on the absurd... but at least we can do some things to set an example for the rest of the planet! What's the silliest green idea you've come across?