Sustainability

Over the last eight years, we have worked hard to create an ethos of sustainability thinking and doing, not only in the CARAS home office in Toronto but also when we take the JUNO Awards on the road each year.

Constant consideration is given to lightening our footprint on the earth, collaborating with partners and suppliers to make more environmentally and socially responsible choices, and inspiring artists and others in the music industry to do what they can to reduce their impacts.

Some of the actions being taken this year include:

 

Offsetting 624 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions generated by travel to and from the JUNOS, the equivalent of taking 6,655 cars off the road for one week Offsetting 624 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions generated by travel to and from the JUNOS, the equivalent of taking 6,655 cars off the road for one week
Powering event venues, hotel rooms and the CARAS office with 458 MWh of clean renewable energy, the equivalent of powering 2,000 Canadian households for one week Powering event venues, hotel rooms and the CARAS office with 458 MWh of clean renewable energy, the equivalent of powering 2,000 Canadian households for one week
Providing volunteers and the JUNO Awards CTV Broadcast production crew with reusable water bottles and refill stations, eliminating use of approximately 10,000 single use bottles Providing volunteers and the JUNO Awards CTV Broadcast production crew with reusable water bottles and refill stations, eliminating use of approximately 10,000 single use bottles
Opting for use of digital signage, reducing banner production by 50% and keeping 1250 sq ft of banner materials out of landfill Opting for use of digital signage, reducing banner production by 50% and keeping 1250 sq ft of banner materials out of landfill

 

You Too Can Help Us to Create Positive Impacts!

The steps that you take to be more sustainable while attending the JUNOS can add up to create big impacts! Consider if just 1,000 of the people that spend 4 days in the host city to attend the JUNOS choose to:

  • Walk or bike to just one JUNO Week event instead of driving or taking a taxi, we would eliminate 6,440 lbs of CO2e
  • Use a reusable coffee mug, we would divert approximately 1,120 pounds of waste from landfill
  • Use a reusable water bottle, we would eliminate use of approximately 8,000 single use bottles
  • Participate in a linen reuse program, we would save 45,000 litres of water
  • Turn off lights, computers, TVs, and heat every time they leave the hotel room, we would save enough electricity to power the average Canadian household for 2 months

 

As you can see, that’s a whole lot of environmental savings for just a few small actions! We encourage you to keep this in mind and do what you can throughout JUNO Week!

 

Meet Our Sustainability Partners

Strategin Solutions is a consultancy that is passionate about working with clients to create innovative sustainability management solutions which result in positive outcomes for people, the planet and the bottom line. Strategin Solutions offers cost effective and customizable services for organizations operating in the production based industries to integrate sustainability into their operations. Working with Strategin Solutions will enable you to align corporate values with actions, identify efficiencies, improve performance, enhance reputation, and drive market position. www.strateginsolutions.com

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, makes it easy for homes and businesses to switch to 100% renewable energy. By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green energy, you can reduce your environmental impact, support​ ​​the development of new green energy projects across Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world. www.bullfrogpower.com

Less Emissions Inc., ranked as the highest quality offset provider by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute, provides businesses and individuals interested in lessening their environmental footprint with two convenient options for purchasing offsets. Less’ international-based offsets are derived from Gold Standard-certified projects, as endorsed by leading environmental groups, including WWF International. Less’ Canadian-based offsets are sourced from projects that have achieved certification under the internationally recognized VER+ Standard. www.less.ca