Green Melt! Dinner


After Green Music Dinners at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Echo Awards in Berlin and the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg we are moving outside.

Thanks to our friends at Melt!, M!Eco, Intro, Gemeinsame Sache, Ferropolis, Q-Cells and THEMA1 we are more than happy to do our first Dinner at one of the most amazing festivals of this summer:  Green Melt! Dinner

Saturday, 16 July 2011, 14 :00 – 21:00, Melt! Festival / Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen


Stefan Lehmkuhl (Melt! Booking), Finja Goetz (M!Eco / Melt! Festival), Prof. Dr. Fritz Reusswig (Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung); Linnea Svensson (Oya Festival Oslo), Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative) Thies Schröder (Ferropolis) Thomas Franken (Q Cells)

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Adjustments need to be made in all areas of life. Through exemplary actions, relevant actors can function as role models for the implementation of vital climate-protection measures. The music and entertainment industry has a unique opportunity – through positive examples and practical solutions – to guide society towards a more climate-friendly future.

First experiences show that the music industry can also benefit from this itself. The Melt! Festival and Ferropolis have successfully reduced their carbon footprint with their M!Eco initiative by organising a Melt! hotel train for 600 participants from Cologne last year. This year, they have installed solar panels on the festival site producing more electricity than used by the festival itself. These are only the prominent measures amongst many others, and: this is just the start.

We would like to share this experience with stakeholders from all over the world and explore  the potential such a strategy has and how it can be implemented. 60 selected high-ranking representatives from music, politics, science, media and environmental associations will discuss how innovative approaches in the music industry can lead to concrete results in the reduction of carbon emissions.

Keynote speeches and  input statements will offer a variety of topics for rich and lively discussions during the vegetarian gourmet open air dinner taking place on the top of the Gemini mining machine with an incredible view on the festival site.

Green Melt! Dinner

With contributions by

Jacob Bilabel | Founder Green Music Initiative & THEMA1

Finja Goetz | M!Eco

Thomas Franken | Senior Vice President Marketing of QCells

Prof. Dr Fritz Reusswig | Potsdam Insitute for Climate Impact Research

Matthias Hörstmann | Founder of Intro, Melt! and much more

Linnéa Svensson | Oya Festival, Norway

MELT! Festival 2011 Trailer #3 from Melt! Festival on Vimeo.