Recently, we at CounterCoin commissioned a report from our friends over at Keele University to understand the environmental impact of underused seats in different kinds of venues. We wanted to understand how the spare capacity of sports and entertainment venues translates into wasted energy, and what this means for the environment. It was our view that CounterCoin can help fill those empty seats, and we hoped to understand the environmental benefits of doing so. We are pleased to announce that the report has been completed, and is available for download –> here <–
We believe CounterCoin stands to benefit the local community by addressing a whole range of social issues. But what this report does is help us understand the environmental benefits that CounterCoin can offer. While it is an initial bit of research and there is further work necessary, we are confident that it begins to show how making it easier for people to fill venues to capacity has clear environmental benefits. We would like to thank Keele University and Stopford for their work in conducting this research.
Looking ahead, we will use this report to support our work advocating for change and, more practically, will host some commentary blogs on the report in the near term. We also hope to support further research into the social and environmental impacts that CounterCoin can play a part in addressing, and welcome partners in this. We’re making change happen already, and the more people riding this wave of change with us, the better!