Red Hill Auditorium becomes Australia’s first Carbon Negative Music Venue.
If you’ve never been to the Red Hill think: Stone pitched Roman auditorium, in a National Park, with sweeping views over the city and across to the Indian Ocean. It’s a favorite with artists from all around the world, including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, George Ezra, Hilltop Hoods, RUFUS, Def Leppard, London Grammar, Fat Boy Slim, and Post Malone – to name a few.
Since it’s opening 10 years ago, Red Hill has been a leader in sustainability, implementing initiatives such as the collection and separation of all the rubbish generated for recycling, a bus service which reduces car traffic by half, and the collection of rainwater to eliminate water waste. Red Hill is now going one step further and becoming carbon negative.
From this summer, for every show that hits Red Hill’s stage, the venue will contribute to the reestablishment of ecosystems in degraded farming land in the Western Australian wheatbelt, also known as the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. It will ensure more carbon is retained through the reestablishment of these ecosystems than what’s generated as a footprint of the show. The vision is to assist in the re-creation of a healthy, functioning landscape, restored after decades of habitat loss and degradation, and will become the new bushland that helps connect the Outback.
Red Hill’s results are independently verified and audited each year, monitored regularly, and genuinely biodiverse, with a 100-year protection under Carbon Rights and Carbon Covenants.
It means whether you’re an artist performing on the stage, a punter coming to see you favorite band or are working at the venue, at the end of the show you will have contributed to reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, and helped to slow climate change.