Sketchnote: Culture, climate and carbon footprints

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.

This sketchnote was based on a session at the AMA's Conference Change For Good, 2021.

Panel: Culture, Climate and Carbon Footprints

August saw the IPCC’s sixth climate change report detailing the future for our planet and identifying change to the Earth’s climate as ‘widespread, rapid and intensifying’. So where has the cultural sector got to in its action on climate change? Working as a producer, in a building, or as an artist, there’s work we can do to make the right kind of climate change.

Emma Beverley | LEEDS 2023
Miranda Lowe | Natural History Museum
Ray Oudkerk | The BRIT School
Ruby Kvalheim | Julie’s Bicycle
Selina Ocean | Season for Change


Sketchnote on the panel discussionCulture, Climate and Carbon Footprints


View as a PDF 


Transcript of text

Culture, Climate and Carbon Footprints

AMA Panel Discussion 22nd October 2021

We need collective action on climate change at speed

We can't get there all at once - we can think about incremental changes

LEEDS 2023: made a lot of commitments upfront. We focus on the triple bottom line - people, planet, profit

Seasons for Change has always believed the arts has power to create change

From a Comms perspective positive changes towards sustainability are a good news story

At the Natural History Museum we have built a wildlife garden that is home to3,000 species

The Brit School has embarked on a 3-year journey to becoming more sustainable. Simple approach: 'Brit Goes Green' campaign'. This has evolved into 'Brit Earth' - we asked what young people wanted to say. Give them a platform. Our students successfully campaigned for more vegan food in the canteen. Musical Theatre piece about biodiversity.

Arts can help people understand the science and make it more accessible

How do you keep perspective and not feel overwhelmed?

  • Look at your realm of influence
  • Look at tools you already use e.g. carbon budgeting

Allies are so important

We have created a youth panel to engage the next generation

What are my skills and strengths?

Creativity is a resource

Young people give me hope

Hope is the only thing stronger than fear

Simple things to look at:

  • who is hosting website?
  • smaller images online
  • check the environmental impact of your website
  • look at your suppliers
  • conduct simple audits


Browse by learning pillars
Teams, Management & Culture
Resource type: Articles | Published: 2021