Autumn – Winter ’13 Training Programme Dates Announced
Yes it’s that time of year again. From mid- October we will be running our training programme workshops for carbon measurement and reduction in the arts. For details on the different workshops you can attend and dates of workshops read on…
Part of Creative Carbon Scotland’s mission is to support arts organisations, artists and audiences to be as environmentally sustainably as possible. To achieve this we provide artists and arts organisations with all of the practical training, tools and support they need to begin reducing their environmental impact through a year-round training programme across the country and one-on-one support via phone and email.
This enables individuals and organisations to get ahead of climate change regulations and make the most of the financial savings, artistic opportunities and market advantages to operating in more sustainable ways. Our training programme and website provide staff in any role in cultural organisations with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify where their key environmental impacts lie and implement actions to reduce their carbon footprint.
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.
Our workshops cover all the areas of environmental impact you need to consider when it comes to measuring and reducing your carbon footprint. They are suitable to all levels and staff in any role in cultural organisations.
Workshop 1 provides organisations and individuals with an introduction to the key areas of carbon measuring and reduction to start thinking about – energy (electricity and gas), water, waste and travel. You will be introduced to the CCS Green Arts Portal and two widely used online tools developed especially for SMEs and cultural sector organisations.
Workshop 2 offers practical training for measuring and reducing travel- related carbon emissions. Travel is often the biggest area of environmental impact for cultural organisations and probably the most complex area for data gathering. You will be led through what is manageable for you to measure in your first year and trained on how to measure different types of travel undertaken by your organization as well as calculating your travel carbon footprint.
Green Meets are a less formal workshop where arts organisations have the chance to get together to talk about reducing their environmental impact – the areas they have had success in, what they’re struggling with and what they’re feeling inspired by. CCS will provide a specific focus such as developing an environmental policy or measuring audience travel, as well as allowing plenty of time for more general discussion between participants. We host local Green Meets across Scotland on a quarterly basis.
We have now finalised dates for local Green Meets taking place in October and November. To attend a Green Meet near you get in touch with Gemma@creativecarbonscotland.com.
Green Meets Schedule (venues and times tbc)
16th October– Edinburgh
21st October – Glasgow
28th October – Dumfries and Galloway
31st October – Dundee
14th November– Highlands and Island (via video-conference)
19th November – Inverness
Aberdeen – tbc
Keep an eye on our Events page for more details and dates on all our workshops!