Pictured: Naomi Foster, Sustainability Champion at Centre for Life
Starting with Earth Hour 8.30-9.30pm on 25th March, NGCV is relaunching its efforts to be greener in 2017 through our Green Campaign. We want to raise awareness and encourage staff, the public and visiting artists and cultural professionals to think and be as green as possible.
Philip Bernays, Chief Executive of Theatre Royal and NGCV's Green Champion, said, "Promoting greener behaviours and activities and reducing our impact on the environment is a priority for all of us and we have shared ideas, run campaigns and found ways to work smarter to achieve this. It is something which we can't afford to relax about though and relaunching the campaign is a way to remind people how important this is and how by working together, we can make a difference."
Our green activities are split into two main areas of collaboration:
The environmental sustainability and efficiency of the buildings, such as sharing information and good practice around energy efficiency measures, companies, products and services which support efficiencies and sustainability, infrastructure such as cycle racks, as well as sharing approaches to things like waste management and negotiating with external companies to get the best deals and services.
Encouraging greener behaviours in the staff, volunteers and public, such as campaigns to encourage recycling, consideration of energy and water use, improving web information about travel and transport and promoting sustainable transport, including Cycle and Travel to Work Schemes for staff across most organisations, walking maps and well briefed staff in venues.
Being more sustainable and encouraging more people to think and act green will remain a priority and we encourage everyone working, volunteering and visiting our venues as audiences or artists/performers to help us all be greener in 2017 - and if you have any great ideas to share, get in touch.