News: Green Crafts Initiative

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Celebrating Scotland’s makers who are committed to a more sustainable craft sector.

Launched in 2014, the Green Crafts Initiative supports and celebrates makers with environmentally sustainable practices. We have recently re-launched our Make it Green journal series, with in-depth interviews with eco-friendly makers from our Craft Directory and useful tips for makers on reducing their carbon footprint. This series aims to inspire and educate makers on how important sustainability is for the future of the craft sector, and how they can contribute through responsible material sourcing or managing the impact of their process.

Green Crafts Initiative

A growing community

We are thrilled to see more sign-ups for the Green Crafts Initiative, and with the positive response from the craft community. Plus, this promotion has encouraged a great article in the Times newspaper on Scotland-based makers who are reducing the environmental impact of their practice.

We welcome new members to join the growing Green Crafts Initiative which we run with Creative Carbon Scotland.

The post News: Green Crafts Initiative going from strength to strength appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.


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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