HalifACT promotes a greener JUNOS

The HalifACT plan is focused on bringing about a more vibrant and connected municipality by investing in clean energy, climate resilience and environmental protection. Being committed to a more vibrant community also means coming together to share a love of music and celebrate the work of Canadian artists.

Climate action must be taken across all sectors, including the music industry and the hosting of major events — which is why we're taking The JUNOS in a greener direction with some of the measures we've taken to host the awards more sustainably. 

Encouraging sustainable transportation

Illustration of a record, leaf, headphones, bus and tree
  • extended ferry service on Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 
  • park and ride shuttles at the Sackville and Portland Hills terminals, running approximately every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24
  • free Maritime Bus shuttle buses from the Stanfield Airport on Friday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • music-themed bike racks installed at music venues to encourage active transportation
  • free “Hop On, Hop Off” JUNOS Express shuttle bus for attendees to get to JUNOS venues throughout Halifax, running approximately every 30 minutes on Friday, March 22 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 23 from noon to midnight; and Sunday, March 24 from noon to midnight (see map below)

Free JUNOS Express shuttle bus map

The map below gives a detailed overview of the events taking place during The JUNOS and shows how you can use Halifax Transit's free JUNOS Express to get to the events more sustainably. The JUNOS Express shuttle bus will run approximately every 30 minutes.


Get to music venues by bike, bus or on foot

Use the map below to find an safe, sustainable route to JUNOS events by bike or on foot.


Celebrating at the net-zero HalifACT Climate Stage

The HalifACT team is providing four days of free, family-friendly music at Halifax Central Library with the HalifACT Climate Stage, which will be powered entirely by pedal and solar power.  

The stage will feature a two-hour concert on Thursday and Friday from 5-7 p.m. and afternoons of live music on Saturday and Sunday from 2-5:30 p.m.

Free bicycle tune-ups will be offered by the Ecology Action Centre

HalifACT Climate Stage schedule

Tragedy Ann 5 p.m.
Moonfruits 5:45 p.m.
Freya Milliken 6:30 p.m.
BASYL 5 p.m.
Aleksi Campagne 5:45 p.m.
Donna Grantis 6:30 p.m.
Apryll Aileen 2:00 p.m.
Electro Jacques Therapy 2:45 p.m.
Housewife 3:30 p.m.
Kristen Martell 4:15 p.m.
DeeDee Austin 5:00 p.m.
Avery Dakin 2:00 p.m.
Ballsy 2:45 p.m.
Braden Lam 3:30 p.m.
Moira & Claire 5:00 p.m.

Amplifying greening initiatives

The municipality is hosting a free day-long climate and music summit at the Halifax Central Library on March 22.

Music Declares Emergency Canada (MDE) is partnering with the municipality to distribute circular economy merchandise boxes for upcycling band merchandise. MDE will continue to use the boxes as a legacy piece after The JUNOS. 

The Guide to Greening the JUNOS Green Carpet has been produced by the sustainable fashion non-profit Fashion Takes Action. Their efforts to showcase sustainable fashion are supported by the municipality.  

Discover Halifax has developed a sustainability portal that will encourage low-carbon travel and tourism during The JUNOS and beyond.