Training day for Trempolino “Integrating sustainable development in the Site project

Training day for Trempolino “Integrating sustainable development in the Site project

On September 22, 2020, COAL and Influence for good joined forces to offer a one-day training session for the Trempolino association’s teams to learn the fundamentals of the ecological transition specific to the cultural sector: issues, tools, methods, strategies and actions.

Created in 1990, Trempolino is an associative structure, located in Nantes, dedicated to supporting the contemporary music sector. It is a project where all musical communities cross and work together: from babies to adults, from amateurs to professionals, from subcultures to chart-pop, from Ile-de-Nantes to international. His working method? Start from the field (the studio, the stage, etc.) and the needs of the musicians to propose original solutions. Trempolino thus contributes to the improvement of the offer proposed to the musicians, to the territories and their inhabitants, and more widely to the “current music” sector. Trempolino also plays an essential role in the implementation of innovative public policies by building partnerships with local actors, creating a dialogue with public authorities and contributing to the emergence of a European musical community.


As part of their 2021-2024 Site project, Trempolino contacted COAL and Influence for good to initiate their ecological transition

COAL and Influence for good have developed a participative training methodology to initiate an ecological and solidarity-based transition process at the scale of a cultural institution. The participative dimension allows solutions to emerge more efficiently and to involve teams in the process from the start, which ensures better ownership of the project.
This same method was proposed to the teams of the Trempolino association during a training day on September 22 on the theme “Integrating sustainable development into the Site project”.



  1. Exploring the role of music and creativity in addressing climate change and environmental challenges
  2. Understand and use the main concepts of transition and its scope of application from internal operations and production to the impacts induced after the public
  3. Bringing together a range of case studies, research, approaches and practical solutions for environmental sustainability in the cultural and music sector
  4. Enable each participant to develop their leadership and ideas
  5. To develop a collective ecological and solidarity-based transition process at the Trempolino level


To bring out the initiatives, the training day was divided into 3 modules. At the beginning of each thematic module, the training team begins by situating the theme of the module, before explaining the issues at stake each time by referring to examples in the music, performing arts, or creative industries. Following this presentation, the participants of the day are invited to debate and to come up with ideas connecting the theme of the module with their daily life at Trempolino. A vote is then held to determine the most interesting ideas to implement.

The division of the three modules :

Module 1: Integrating transition into the functioning of the Trempolino structure: 10am-1pm

Module 2: Indirect and Induced Impacts of Music Production – 2pm – 4pm

Module 3: Prospective module: Tremplino and the future of music



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