12.02.2020, Words by Katie Thomas

Secretsundaze launch Dance 2 Sustain initiative

The London institution have pledged to significantly reduce their waste and carbon emissions

Secretsundaze, the beloved London-based dance music institution, have just announced their new sustainability initiative, Dance 2 Sustain.

Secretsundaze are DJs Giles Smith and James Priestly, and the brand also stretches to include their regular parties and a label, as well as the Secretsundaze studios in east London. Dance 2 Sustain is an ambitious pledge, in which they will reduce their waste and carbon emissions organisation-wide.

Dance 2 Sustain will include the following steps:

  • A ban of all single-use plastic cups at Secretsundaze events.
  • Custom-made bins to ensure all paper cups are collected and recycled correctly.
  • All flights booked for artists playing Secretsundaze parties, as well as the flights that Giles and James will take on their touring schedule, will be offset using Clean Scene.
  • Where possible, planes will be replaced by trains, or Green Tomato Cars.
  • A ban on red meat at all Secretsundaze parties, and a pledge to work exclusively with vendors who responsibly and locally source their produce.
  • Event producers and designers will also choose biodegradable or re-usable materials where possible.
  • A £1 Green Tax will be charged to every Secretsundaze attendee to help facilitate these steps.
  • Any remaining Green Tax income will be donated to Possible, a local organisation encouraging climate action.

Alongside the launch of Dance 2 Sustain, Secretsundaze have announced a string of upcoming parties that will feature shows from the likes of Optimo, Mister Saturday Night and Omar S.

For the latest on Secretsundaze and their upcoming parties, head here

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