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Report and webinar: Act Green 2023

A report by Indigo following their national sector survey, Act Green. This sector wide research took place throughout July 2023, with 86 organisations gathering 17,500 responses. It explores the role of cultural organisations and their audiences in tackling the climate crisis. Sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Research

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Walk the Plank: Green Space Dark Skies Sustainability Impact Report

Green Space Dark Skies (GSDS) was Walk the Plank‘s ambitious cross-sector collaborative project commissioned by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK in 2022. The project put environmental sustainability at its heart, achieving some major sustainability successes and impressive carbon savings. The Sustainability Impact Report report shares best practice with organisations delivering outdoor events. 


Published: 2023 | Resource type: Evaluation reports

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Compressing images for your website

The amount of energy used by data centres is growing unsustainably. Even if your servers are powered by 100% renewable energy, it’s still important (and cost effective) to compress images before uploading them to your site. Michael Smith, Founder Director at the digital design agency Cog Design guides us through why and how to do ... Read more


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 3 – communicating climate culture

Freelance communications specialist and writer Darya Danesh describes her time as a volunteer at Ki Culture empowering cultural professionals to embed sustainability in their practice. The third of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, an international non-profit working to unite culture and sustainability.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Act Green – key takeaways

Katy Raines drills down into Indigo’s Act Green research and identifies 5 key takeaways. Act Green is a national sector survey designed to find out more about how audiences feel about the climate emergency and what role they think cultural organisations should play in tackling it.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Behind the Scenes: Ki Culture. Blog 2 – integrating sustainable thinking across Europe

Communications Specialist Darya Danesh talks to Heidi Wiley, Executive Director of the European Theatre Convention about shaping environmental thinking in the performing arts sector. The second of three blogs looking behind the scenes at Ki Culture, an international non-profit working to unite culture and sustainability.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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Video: Using ‘page weight’ to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

The amount and type of  content on your website directly impacts on your site’s carbon footprint. Kate Mroczkowski from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, explains how you can measure and reduce ‘page weight’ to keep your website leaner and greener.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Taking action on climate change – on stage, off stage and online

Recorded live at the Arts Marketing Association Conference in October 2021 digital agency Supercool and Unicorn Theatre explain how they’re working to become more environmentally sustainable. They also share lots of practical tips.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Audience travel and carbon offset

Caroline Aston, the Audience Insight Manager at Chichester Festival Theatre takes us through their work to reduce their carbon footprint and engage their audiences in the process.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Case studies

Report and webinar: Act Green national sector survey

A report by Indigo following their national sector survey, Act Green. The survey was designed to find out more about how audiences feel about the climate emergency and what role they think cultural organisations should play in tackling it. Sponsored by Point One.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Research

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Now, New and Next: Fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda

The Spring 2022 edition of Now, New and Next from Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy explores fundraising philanthropy and the environmental agenda. Trends, statistics and expertise for arts, heritage and cultural fundraisers.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Article

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An SME’s guide to reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact

This comprehensive guide by Retail Merchant Services takes you through the key steps you need to take to reduce both your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment.


Published: 2022 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sketchnote: Culture, climate and carbon footprints

The AMA commissioned Mandy Johnson, Sketchnotes UK to create sketchnotes for some of the key sessions in its 2021 Conference, Change for Good. This beautifully illustrated sketchnote draws out the key points from the panel discussion on culture, climate and carbon footprints.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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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

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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