The Arts Council and Julies Bicycle (a not-for-profit environmental sustainability organisation) are working in partnership to support and develop the basic building blocks of environmental good practice within the arts. This means we need to be much more aware of the organisation’s carbon footprint, proactively initiating measures and procedures which demonstrate how we are being environmentally friendly. Our performance will contribute to our success when applying for funds from the council who are stressing the importance of the environment.
Ahead of Bristol’s ‘Big Green Week’ in June, we assembled St George’s first ‘Green Team’ for a meeting. The team meets on a regular basis to discuss ways of implementing an ongoing green strategy for the organisation, looking at areas such as paper consumption, recycling, energy efficiency and much more besides.
We would welcome any suggestions and input so if you have any green ideas for St George’s then get in touch!
Our newly published Environmental Policy is now available to read (click below). Everyone in the organisation has signed it and we’re really pleased that we are able to consider ourselves a Green venue. Increased paper and cardboard recycling, not to mention more paper bins around the venue, have so far been a great success and the new LED stage lighting is proving very popular with artists and audiences alike. You cannot fail to have noticed that we now only have one main season brochure, which is saving lots of paper too! We have also been given a set of bike racks by ‘Life Cycle UK’ which will be located within the grounds, so why not leave the car at home and cycle to St George’s..? Many more actions are underway to ensure that we’re promoting a greener way of thinking, so look out for new initiatives and some exciting green projects in 2013! And finally THINK GREEN!