As electronic dance music rises in popularity, there is going to be more and more of an environmental impact associated with tours and festivals. It may not be readily seen, but the effect is present and real.
In order to help protect the environment, DJs Against Climate Change fund raise once a year to offset CO2 emissions caused by jet travel. Last year, they remedied over one million miles of air travel by raising just $5,000.
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This year, they are raising money for Citizen's Disaster Response Center (CDRC), an organization in the Philippines working to provide relief to those affected by Super-Typhoon Haiyan, as well as rebuild those communities destroyed by the storm. Many speculate that the recent super storms like Haiyan are the direct result of global climate change, and they are reaching out to us all for help.
They are asking DJs to consider how much they travel each year and to provide a donation that adequately negates their impact on our environment. Even people who are not DJs are welcome to contribute, with packages starting at just $10.
Here's the break down-
$10 Provides one family with assorted vegetable seeds for planting.
$25 Provides one family with an emergency shelter kit.
$50 Provides a farmer with 1 sack of Palay seeds for planting.
$100 Provides boat repair and fishing gears to a group of fishermen.
$200 Provides housing repair to one household
You can donate on the DJACC Indiegogo page here. As of today, there are just four more days to contribute. Those who contribute at least $10 get a free download of a compilation featuring music by A-Trak, Gigamesh, Soul Clap, Anna Lunoe, Willy Joy, (thee) Mike B and Sammy Bananas.
For more info, please watch the short video below: