Opportunity: Ongoing Call for Green Arts Initiative Members

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Creative Carbon Scotland, in partnership with Festivals Edinburgh, is aiming to increase the environmental sustainability of Edinburgh’s festivals. This year we’re inviting all Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues to join the Green Arts Initiative  (GAI) – an easy entry accreditation scheme which supports you to spread the word about your green work with audiences, artists and suppliers. So why not join the growing number or organisations and venues working towards a more sustainable Scotland and sign up?

Being part of the GAI has numerous benefits, including:

  • Ability to advertise yourself to production companies and audiences as a ‘green’ venue
  • Reduced energy costs through our advice and action on efficiency and use
  • Membership of a unique and growing network of green Scottish venues, companies and offices

Our recruitment for GAI members during the Edinburgh Festivals is unique as in that we’ll be providing advice to temporary and permanent venues, whereas GAI has mainly focused on strictly permanent venues up to this point.

Existing Green Arts Initiative members that will be participating in the Edinburgh Festivals include Assembly, Bedlam Theatre, The Edinburgh International Book Festival and The Traverse Theatre.

To join is very simple. In order to qualify, a venue must:

  • Name a member of their staff as a ‘Green Champion’,
  • Strive to improve to their monitoring and management of environmental impacts each year,
  • Sign up the Green Arts Portal, a measurement tool that aids in this monitoring, and
  • Send a yearly informal report about their environmental actions

To sign up, please complete the attached one-page form, and send it back to catriona.patterson@creativecarbonscotland.com

GAI 2014 sign up form


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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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