How do YOU do Green Arts? Get planning for #GreenArts Day 2019: Thursday 14 March

How do you do #GreenArts? Get set to join in with #GreenArts Day 2019 on Thursday 14 March to share your work, find out about what’s happening in the cultural sector, what sustainability in the arts looks like, and how we all can contribute to a better and more sustainable Scotland.

#GreenArts Day was held for the first time in March 2018, it was an exciting day of stories from across Scotland’s cultural sector and beyond, reaching an audience of over 1 million people! This year we hope you’ll join us in making it even bigger and better.

What can I expect from #GreenArts Day 2019?

  • Inspiration, humour and community
    We were overwhelmed with the huge number of organisations and people who got involved with #GreenArts Day 2018 across all sorts of different channels, you can get a sense of the day from the #GreenArts Day 2018 twitter moment.
  • The launch of the Green Arts Initiative Annual Report
    As part of their membership of the community, our Green Arts members report each year on the actions they’ve taken, and the ambitions they have for their environmental sustainability efforts. This year we’ll be live publishing the report during #GreenArts day, pulling out key activities, insights and member successes. For an idea of previous annual reports, and to get a sneak peak of what might be in this year’s edition, take a look at the Green Arts Initiative Annual Report 2017.
  • The showcasing of the Green Arts member community
    Our Green Arts community is driven by the amazing members from all corners of Scotland. We’ll be highlighting those taking strides on sustainability from different art forms, different locations, and different situations.
  • Exciting announcements by the Green Arts community
    #GreenArts Day is a great moment to announce new initiatives to achieve even more ambition in creating a better, sustainable Scotland (and world). #GreenArts Day 2018 saw the Scottish Government supported announcement of HebCelt’s ban on single-use plastics.
  • Questions to prompt your own green arts thinking
    Over the course of the day, we’ll also be posing key questions that the Green Arts community is working with, challenging the cultural sector and those participating in it to develop the ideas which underpin all our efforts towards a sustainable Scottish cultural sector.

What is the Green Arts Initiative?#GreenArts Day: Wednesday 14th March 1

The Green Arts Initiative is a community of practice of cultural organisations in Scotland, committed to reducing their environmental impact. We are working on this in a huge variety of ways – everything from reducing the emissions of harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, to programming artistic work which directly tackles the issues for Scottish and international audiences.

It is free for any cultural organisation in Scotland to join and participate in the Green Arts Initiative. To find out more, and to become part of the community, head on over to our project page. We currently have 220 members from across Scotland, and we guarantee you’ll spot some you already know on our interactive map.

How can I get involved?

  • Use, like and retweet the hashtag #GreenArts
  • Connect with Creative Carbon Scotland on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • If you are a Green Arts member, think about what you could share during the day:
    • Could you introduce your Green Champion or Green Team to the world?
    • Have you got a good sustainability story to share?
    • Are you launching a new sustainability initiative?
    • Can you show off your environmental policy?

If you have something you are planning to share as part of the #GreenArts day, or if you have any questions, please do get in touch with Catriona on

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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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