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Creating Canberra’s own carbon neutral touring arts venue

By elena_k - 31 October 2012 7

the bally

The Bally is an artistic social enterprise supporting established and emerging artists, that tours around Australia performing at a number of arts and music festivals.

We want to make the Bally a completely solar powered, carbon neutral touring arts venue.

We’ve already made a commitment to being as ‘green’ and ethical as possible. We have structured the business in such a way to cut down on our use of consumables and power as much as possible. We think it would be amazing to take our efforts a step further and invest in a kit that would enable us to run completely from solar power.

Creating a solar powered venue isn’t going to make us money or get us more work. But we think it would be worthwhile, and will hopefully inspire change in other arts businesses as well to do what they can.

We’re working with environmental and event industry professionals to make sure we’re getting the right set up and kit. We’re getting advice from people within the environmental industry about the best ways to go about getting greener.

We think it would be a great thing to do, and we’re hoping other people agree! That’s why we’re trying to raise the funds to do it through crowdfunding. Anyone who thinks this would be a worthwhile project can donate. It can be a straight donation or you can check out some of our amazing rewards (‘thank you’ presents!). The money is only processed if we meet our target. So if you pledge a donation now the money won’t be processed until Nov 24th, and only IF we reach our goal. Any possible contribution would be welcome, big or small!

To check out or donate to our campaign go to www.pozible.com/bally

Or to find out more about The Bally you can check out our website – www.thebally.com.au

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7 Responses to
Creating Canberra’s own carbon neutral touring arts venue
Masquara 9:10 pm 01 Nov 12

54-11 said :

Masquara said :

Commendable project – and it’s good to see that you aren’t setting yourselves up to fail by insisting that you actually WILL be carbon neutral. What material is the tent? How do you keep the plastic carbon neutral – through offsets? Or planting trees locally or something like that? If you use an electric car running on green energy – how are the materials in the car itself offset? I think as much as the “arts” aspect, your struggles with your goals and any compromises will be compelling and educative to witness …

Jeez Masquara, do you ever have anything positive to say about anything? You must live a very hate-filled existence.

Ill-considered flaming, 54-11. Look up “commendable” in the dictionary, then take a moment to have a think about the sort of audience that this kind of project would most benefit the world by convincing. Anyone might ask such questions about how you actually achieve carbon neutrality. These folk don’t need to be preaching to the true believers; they will want to be reaching the fence-sitters and the skeptics.

elena_k 8:38 pm 01 Nov 12

Thanks poetix! Yeah, we’re stoked with the rewards! I hope someone picks the wedding, how great would that be?!? But glad you like the other (smaller) rewards too 🙂

And Masquara:

Masquara said :

Commendable project – and it’s good to see that you aren’t setting yourselves up to fail by insisting that you actually WILL be carbon neutral. What material is the tent? How do you keep the plastic carbon neutral – through offsets? Or planting trees locally or something like that? If you use an electric car running on green energy – how are the materials in the car itself offset? I think as much as the “arts” aspect, your struggles with your goals and any compromises will be compelling and educative to witness …

Thanks! We will put everything up on our website as we go. I’ve been having a discussion with one of the leading climate change research scientists in NZ and he’s given great advice about how to carbon offset – what to look for in companies that offer it and that sort of thing. Will be a great experience, and we will definitely share it as we go!

54-11 – wow! I thought Masquara was being really positive!

54-11 12:12 am 01 Nov 12

Masquara said :

Commendable project – and it’s good to see that you aren’t setting yourselves up to fail by insisting that you actually WILL be carbon neutral. What material is the tent? How do you keep the plastic carbon neutral – through offsets? Or planting trees locally or something like that? If you use an electric car running on green energy – how are the materials in the car itself offset? I think as much as the “arts” aspect, your struggles with your goals and any compromises will be compelling and educative to witness …

Jeez Masquara, do you ever have anything positive to say about anything? You must live a very hate-filled existence.

Masquara 10:14 pm 31 Oct 12

Commendable project – and it’s good to see that you aren’t setting yourselves up to fail by insisting that you actually WILL be carbon neutral. What material is the tent? How do you keep the plastic carbon neutral – through offsets? Or planting trees locally or something like that? If you use an electric car running on green energy – how are the materials in the car itself offset? I think as much as the “arts” aspect, your struggles with your goals and any compromises will be compelling and educative to witness …

poetix 9:33 pm 31 Oct 12

Good luck with this Elena. Sometimes the issue of climate change seems just too huge and remote, but a small practical project like this is more understandable.

Seriously, some of the rewards are excellent. Imagine having a wedding reception in a venue like that! The rewards for small pledges are cool too.

elena_k 6:59 pm 31 Oct 12

Uh. Yes. It’s a tent. That tours. With lights and sound and stage, and flooring and seating, and curtains and drapes and deco and lots of different artists doing heaps of different kinds of shows for thousands of people in festivals all over Australia. But yep, it is a tent.

gospeedygo 3:39 pm 31 Oct 12

Thems just tents, innit?

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