The KOKO Environmental Policy: To be an environmentally aware Live Music venue. Cancelling out our Carbon Emissions, recycling and promoting our Carbon free ideas.

 

1. RECYCLING:
KOKO recycles every month approximately:

  • 30,960 glass bottles
  • 20,088 aluminium cans
  • 77,166 plastic cups
  • All its paper and cardboard including flyers handed out by bands outside the venue.
  • All old computer equipment, ink cartridges and furniture
  • Donates all lost property clothing to the British Heart Foundation after non collection from the venue every 3 weeks.
  • KOKO roof terrace is laid with recycled rubber tyre tiles; the increasing volume of waste tyres is used to make environmentally friendly tiles.

 

2. AWARDS:

  • Environmental Excellence In Camden Organisations Awards: Winner 2010, Highly Commended 2009 and 2011
  • SMEasure competition: 1st prize 2011
  • Camden Climate Change Alliance: Mark of Achievement Certificate 2015

 

3. ENERGY & CARBON EMISSIONS:
KOKO is working in conjunction with ‘The Carbon Trust, ‘Better Climate for Camden’ and The 10:10 Campaign to reduce emissions, save energy and recycle. So far KOKO has:

  • Replaced 982 light bulbs with low energy light bulbs and compact fluorescents.
  • All lighting in venue switched off when not in use.
  • KOKO supplies electricity to tour buses and artists vehicles to prevent local emissions.
  • All KOKO offices, computers and lights are switched off when not in use.
  • Air-conditioning, fridges and freezers are regularly maintained to ensure energy efficiency.
  • Encouraged all staff to cycle or walk to work and has bicycle storage facilities inside the venue for staff.
  • Now sells ’Icelandic Glacial Mineral Water’ who work with the CarbonNeutral Company to offset their Carbon Footprint.
  • Use GDF Suez Energy for its electricity supply, who use 4 times the UK average of renewable energy.

 

4. SOLAR AID:
To part offset our carbon emissions we have teamed up with Solar Aid:

  • On Friday nights at Club NME KOKO will donate 2p from each full price ticket sold as a donation to Solar Aid’s work. With an average number of 1,500 tickets sold each week, this will raise £30 a week and will pay for a minimum of 2 solar lanterns a week at £15 a lantern (around 104 Solar Lanterns a year)
  • Kerosene produces 2.6Kgs of CO2 per litre. At an average usage of 3 litres per household per month, a kerosene lamp converted into a solar lantern should give a carbon saving of 100kgs of CO2 per year or around one tonne of C02 over 10 years.
  • Over 10 years KOKO will produce approximately 2,860 Tonnes of CO2. To offset one third of this we aim to supply over 1,040 Solar Lanterns saving 1,040 tonnes of CO2.

 

5. THE FUTURE:

  • We aim this year to fit ‘power save’ adapters to all chilled appliances.
  • We are working with Camden Council to promote cycling to gigs and additional bicycle locks ups outside the venue.
  • We aim to reduce our Carbon footprint this year by a further 10% this is in conjunction with 10:10 and SMEasure.