The Creative Carbon Scotland Reading List

31st March 2020

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A pile of magazines

There are lots of research reports, innovative initiatives and trailblazing projects which can inspire or support the cultural sector become more sustainable. Here we have collected a series of resources which broaden and deepen the perspective on sector sustainability.

International examples of culture & climate change

Arts & cultural sector emissions reporting and footprinting

Organisations and initiatives supporting a greener cultural sector

Cultural and form-specific

Environmental and sustainability

  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
  • Resource Efficient Scotland, the Scottish Government programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland helps organisations in the private, third and public sectors reduce costs by reducing energy, water, and raw materials use and managing waste efficiently.
  •  Scotland’s Energy Saving Trust provides free expert advice, support and funding to help your organisation, staff and clients save energy, lower costs and reduce carbon emissions. They offer  help and training on: Employee engagement, Low emissions travel and Sustainable Suppliers

Artists and Climate Change

  • What do artists know? is a resource by artist Frances Whitehead that summarises what artists can contribute as part of work tackling environmental issues. 
  • A Blade of Grass, Municipal Artists Partnerships presents the benefits of setting up partnerships between arts and municipal bodies using detailed case studies.   
  • Valuing Arts and Arts Research is a report from the Valuing Nature project on the benefits that artists and arts researchers can bring to environmental sustainability work


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