Green Tease

Green Tease events montage

Previous Green Tease events: Clockwise from top right: '60 Harvests Left?' with the James Hutton Institute, 'Sustainability in Renfrewshire Arts and Culture' with Renfrewshire Leisure, 'Energy Politics and Just Transition' with Fertile Ground (credit: Rachel Grant), 'River Portrait No1' with Connecting Threads and the Southern Uplands Partnership

Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme connecting cultural practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.

Since 2013 Green Tease has provided a platform for those interested in teasing out the links between the arts, climate change and environmental sustainability through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and practices. Green Tease events are equally open to people from creative and environmental backgrounds and free to attend, with teas and biscuits provided! 

How to get involved

Attend a Green Tease event 

See our Events page for details on upcoming Green Tease events. 

Attend a Green Tease online meetup

These are informal monthly online calls where we come together to current discuss issues relevant to the arts and environmentalism. Visit the page to read about past meetups and sign up to attend the next one.

Submit an idea to the Green Tease Call for Collaborators

The Green Tease Call for Collaborators is a funded opportunity for artists, cultural and environmental sustainability organisations to co-organise an event with us and contribute to the development of the Green Tease network. Find out more and submit your ideas for a Green Tease event

Visit the Green Tease members database

Members of the Green Tease network have the option of being included on our database. This lists a mixture of creatives and sustainability experts (and those who straddle the divide) and provides a resource for members of the network to get in touch with each other. Take a look at the database.

Join the Green Tease network

Sign up to the Green Tease mailing list or database and let us know about your interest in being part of the network. You can also connect with network members through the Green Tease Facebook group.

And there’s more…

Follow our News page for our most recent blogs on Green TeaseUse our podcasts to listen back to topics and discussions covered at past Green Tease events. The podcast is available on ItunesGoogle Podcasts (on your phone), Spotify and a bunch of other platforms. You can also find videos from previous events on our Vimeo 


Green Tease events archive


February: Artist/Scientist Networking. Watch a video of the speakers at this event.

March: Climate Beacons for COP26 Showcases. Read a reflection on the event and watch videos of the speakers.

March: What is Artwashing? Read a reflection on this event including a video


June: Disabled Perspectives on Climate and Culture


Green Tease Online Meetups held during lockdown periods

December: Glocal? Watch a video of the speakers at this event

October: Climate/Class/Culture. Read a reflection on this event and  watch a video of the speakers at this event.

September: All about COP26, combined meetup with the Green Arts Initiative. Read a reflection on this event and watch a video of the speakers.

September: Energy Politics and Just Transition, with Look Again. Read a reflection on this event and watch a video of the speakers.

August: Take Your Time, at Just Festival.

June: River Portrait No1, with Connecting Threads.

March: Embedded. Read a reflection on this event and  watch a video of the speakers.

February: Beautiful Disruption. Read a reflection on this event and watch a video of the speakers.


Green Tease Online Meetups hosted monthly from April onward.

November: Understanding Climate Complexity: Science through art. Read a reflection on this event and watch a video of the speakers.

September: Community Mapping for Environmental Empowerment. Read a reflection on this event and watch one of our speakers.

September: Are we COPing? Read a reflection on this event and see the slides used for the ‘ideation game’ we played.

August: Museums of the FutureNow: Environmental Justice. Read a reflection on this event.

July: MANIFESTOS from times of CRISIS. Read a report on this event and see the MANIFESTOS.

May: Climate Justice in Arts and Culture 2. Read a report on this event.

April: Arts4COP26 Planning Discussion, organised with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and ecoartscotland. Read the online notes from this event.

March: Renfrewshire Arts and Culture, organised with Renfrewshire Leisure, and Renfrewshire Council. Read a report on this event.

March: Climate Justice in Arts and Culture 1. Read a report on this event.

February: Listening to the Anthropocene, organised with composers Stuart Macrae and Emily Doolittle. Read a report on this event.


December: COP Tales and Cocktails, organised in partnership with ecoartscotland. Listen to our podcast about the event.

November: 60 Harvests Left? with the James Hutton Institute. Read a report on this event.

September: Island Futures: An Evening of Eco-Poetry and Discussion, organised in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library and Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network. Watch a video of this event.

July: Planting Seeds for the Future, organised in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, Confor and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Edinburgh

June: Adapting the Visual Arts to Climate Change, Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Read the full research report, key recommendations and findings here

April: Citizen Bravo presents “The Terrifying Miracle of Recorded Sound” with Dr Matt Brennan, University of Glasgow. Listen to our podcast about this event

March: Biosystems – The New Weird + From Mull to Mars with A+E Collective, UNFIX Festival, Glasgow. Listen to our podcast about this event

March: Connecting Arts and Active Travel for a Sustainable Scotland with active travel charity Sustrans. Listen to our podcast about this event

March: Edinburgh’s Shoreline with Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh


December: The Fierce Urgency of Now with National Theatre of Scotland, Aberdeen Performing Arts and Peacock Visual Arts

November: Re-imagining the Dunion, Jedburgh with Creative Arts & Business Network (CABN)

July: The Art of Inhabiting Nature – Panel Discussion with artist Ravi Agarwal and Edinburgh Printmakers

March: Edinburgh’s Shoreline with the Edinburgh’s Shoreline Project and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

March: The Same Hillside Debate with video artist John Wallace, climate scientist Prof. Pete Smith and The Barn

March: Everything I bought in a year and how it made me feel: Performance & Discussion with performance poet Harry Giles and Aberdeen Performing Arts

March: Ecological Theatre Making – Mona Kastell Artist Talk & Discussion

March: Embedded Artist Projects – Sharing Event with North Edinburgh Arts, Chris Fremantle and students from the University of Edinburgh


December: Adapting our Cities with René Sommer Lindsay, Project Manager for City of Copenhagen’s Climate Change Adaptation plan, and Leonie Alexander, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

November: Connecting Arts & Sustainability in the Cairngorms with RSPB Scotland

November: A Culture Strategy for Scotland – Culture & Climate Change

November: More Films about Food and Farming. And Water…with Aconite Productions and Creative Scotland

November: Environmental & Green Issues Pitch with BBC The Social

October: Acting for a Sustainable City with theatre-maker Alice Mary Cooper

September: Gathering Forces – Working Together for Change with choreographer Claire Pençak and the Hawick Community Energy Group Ltd

August: Artists Reflect on Climate Change with An Talla Solais Gallery, Ullapool

July: Edge Effects: Frontiers in Retreat talk and discussion with Scottish Sculpture Workshop

June: This Show is Rubbish – performance and Q&A with Aberdeen Performing Arts Green Youth Theatre Showcase

April: Firedamp: Revisiting the Flood Exhibition Discussion with artist Sean Caulfield, Professor Emily Brady & Edinburgh Printmakers

In March 2017 we invited a range of sustainability and arts practitioners to contribute to a season of Events in response to our culture/SHIFT project, exploring how the arts can contribute to a more sustainable Scotland. Events took place across four cities:


December: Heating Up: A Year of Climate Action (Edinburgh & Glasgow)

November: Green Tease with Take One Action Film Festival Inverness

October: Iceland’s Landscapes: Science & Art with Dr Anthony Newton & Ellis O’Connor

September: Lost Islands & Other Works Exhibition Tour

August: Creative Solutions to Temporary Sites with Nat Taylor & North Edinburgh Arts

July: Network Mapping with Dr Larissa Pschetz

June: Arts & Sustainability Networking Drinks

May: The Museum of Climate Futures with artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman

May: Music Festivals & Climate Change with Dr Matt Brennan

May: First Aberdeen Green Tease

April: Open Jar Collective: Soil City at Glasgow International Festival

April: Green Tease Get Together

April: Sustainability in Song with Jo Mango

February: James Winnett Artist Talk: Sustainable Glasgow Artist Residency

February: Cultural Practices and Making Sustainable Cities


October: The Paris Climate Summit (COP21): What to expect and where the arts fit in

September: A Space for Art with architects Dress for the Weather

September: Green Spaces Barge Tour with Edinburgh & Lothian Greenspace Trust

August: Systems Breakdown with Rachel Duckhouse, artist-in-residence, GoMA (2014/15)

August: Ecology & Theatre-Making with Eco-Drama

July: Pecha Kucha: Proposals for ArtCOP Scotland

June: UNFIX Festival led by Paul Michael Henry

May: Edinburgh Palette – Greening Practices & Niroshini Thambar’s Mull Artist Residency Reflections

May: Penny Anderson and Melanie Kloetzel

April: ArtCOP Scotland: Launch and Open Call

February: Art+Culture+Food with the Dinner Lab

January: Art and Urban Ecology with Harry Giles


December: Ailie Rutherford Artist Talk: Artist in Residence at Govanhill Baths

November: Guddling About with Minty Donald and Nick Millar

October: Community Growing at North Edinburgh Arts

September: Paper Kiln Making and Found Materials with Teena Gould at Glasgow Sculpture Studios

September: Social Sustainability with Rob Hoon at Out Of The Blue

August: Best Green Practice with Artists Using Resources in the Community Sustainability Group (ARC) at Glasgow School of Art

August: Reuse and Recycle Days at Fringe Central with Eco Drama

July: Scandalous Walking Tour with The World Development Movement in Edinburgh’s financial district

June: Sustainability and Waterways with Nic Green and Catherine Lee at the Pearce Institute

June: Incompleteness for Creative Ecological Thinking with Sarah Hopfinger and Imaginate 

May: Cultural Leadership with  Sholeh Johnston of Julie’s Bicycle at Govanhill Baths

January: The Artist as a Researcher with Ellie Harrison, Rachel Duckhouse and Katie Bruce at GoMA


December: Fi Scott on Make Works and local manufacturing


About Green Tease

grey oblique lines growing darker, then a green line with an arrow pointing right and overlaid text reading 'culture SHIFT'The Green Tease events series and network is a project organised by Creative Carbon Scotland, bringing together people from arts and environmental backgrounds to discuss, share expertise, and collaborate. Green Tease forms part of our culture/SHIFT programme. 

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