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Sustainable web design: how to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

Creating, storing and consuming digital content is hugely resource intensive and consequently highly polluting. Caspian Turner, Head of Strategy, Substrakt talks us through how to reduce our website’s carbon footprint.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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HOME Manchester: Carbon Pioneers

HOME demonstrates environmental commitment and leadership from rooftop honeybee hives and sustainable procurement to carbon literacy training and creative programming. HOME not only shows what positive environmental change looks like, they share and inspire others too – their peers, their neighbours, their communities – locally, nationally and beyond.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Guide to Green Champions: building competency and capacity

With the climate crisis of growing prominence among audiences, artists, funders and wider society, the role of a Green Champion is more crucial than ever. Creative Carbon Scotland‘s Guide to Green Champions provides ideas and advice for new and experienced Green Champions working within the culture sector.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

17 ways to make your website more energy efficient

Tom Greenwood, Managing Director, Wholegrain Digital provides a handy list of top things you can do to minimise wasted energy and make sure your website is as energy efficient as possible.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Toolkit: Embedded Artists for Climate Adaptation

From 2018 to 2021 Cultural Adaptations worked together with international partners, and with funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-funding from the Scottish Government, to explore how creativity and creative practice can help our society to adapt. This toolkit is for adaptation practitioners, researchers, policy makers, artists and cultural organisations ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Adapting cultural business models for climate change

John O’Brien, consultant gives an interactive presentation on adapting cultural business models for climate change. Includes downloadable presentation and video. Commissioned by Cultural Adaptations.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Art=Change: adapting to climate change

Ben Twist, Director of Creative Carbon Scotland shares his reflections on how cultural organisations can consider adapting to climate change and why their approach might be different form existing or traditional adaptation strategies.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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Engaging the public on climate change

A report by The Creative Ireland Programme presenting findings and insights from a two-month period of research into the role of the cultural and creative sectors in engaging the public on climate change.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Research

Toolkit: Adapting our Culture

Since 2018 Cultural Adaptations has been exploring the ways in which cultural organisations can adapt to the impacts of climate change – and how they can thrive in a climate-changed world. The result of this action-research project is an in-depth toolkit, specifically tailored to support cultural organisations to plan their adaptation to climate change.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Arts Survival Training. An AMA Podcast. Episode 2 – Our Environment, Our Problem

Arts Survival Training is a podcast from the Arts Marketing Association about creating stronger, more resilient arts organisations. In each episode, you’ll hear UK arts professionals weigh in on the skills and mindsets our field needs in order to survive in the face of social, political, and environmental challenges. Arts Survival Training is hosted, edited, and produced by Hannah Hethmon.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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Artswork and the environment: our routes to tackle climate change

Megan Hockley, Programme Assistant at Artswork, a national youth arts development agency takes us through their development of an Environmental Action Plan.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

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Visual Arts and Climate Change Adaptations in Scotland

Climate change is already having a physical impact on Scotland – from increased rainfall and flooding, to unexpected heatwaves and more intense extreme weather. It is imperative that we respond to this climate crisis, and recognise and avert the impacts it will have on our culture. Creative Carbon Scotland commissioned research into the specific impacts ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Research

Museums and the Climate Challenge

One of a series of videos created by the Alberta Museums Association, Canada demonstrating how museums continue to facilitate and lead conversations around issues that are important to their communities and find innovative and inclusive solutions that impact our future.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

Improving cycling facilities with Dundee Rep and Cycling Scotland


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sustainability Action Plan

An example of a 2-year Sustainability Action Plan for the Australian Museum covering their four strategic priorities: Reducing operational impacts on the environment; Future-proofing the infrastructure; Engaging our people; Educating visitors and stakeholders.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Greening our marketing, one reusable cup at a time

Artsadmin believes that  artists and arts organisations have an important role to play in exploring, communicating and taking practical action against issues around climate change and the environment. Find out more about their approach in this blog written by Grace McDonagh (Marketing Assistant) with green marketing ideas by Grace, Alex Turton (Marketing Officer), Katie Haines ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Guide: How can your museum support children and young people to understand and respond to the Climate and Ecological Emergency?

This guide is designed to help museums support youth climate activism and collaborate with young people on events, exhibitions and debates. It was produced by Kids in Museums in partnership with Climate Museum UK, the Happy Museum Project and Julie’s Bicycle.


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Sustaining Great Art and Culture: Environmental Report 2017/18

Julie’s Bicycle has been working in partnership with Arts Council England since 2012 to inspire environmental action across the arts and culture sector, with a focus on long-term funding partners, the National Portfolio Organisations. This report celebrates the successes of arts and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Research

Webinar: Speaking Green – how to share your environmental story

This webinar is for people working on marketing and communications, green team leads, and anyone interested in an introduction to this topic. Julie’s Bicycle ‘s Project Manager, Chiara Badiali, is joined by Matthew Otty, Marketing Assistant at the Royal Albert Hall who shared their learning with participants on successfully engaging team members in a large arts ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools