Resources

This list highlights links to online materials that are resources categorised by area of interest. If any of the links appear on the map and  are referenced in the report, their reference number is given in [brackets].

General Initiatives – organisational change

These links are to national, participative initiatives that encourage organisations to change their minds and behaviours around environmental sustainability.

10:10 Campaign – video of launch of 10:10 UK at the Tate

10:10 Global

Environment Agency
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group – scenario planning for a low carbon future, with industry case studies.
The Carbon Trust
Envirowise
The Sustainable Development Commission – the government’s independent watchdog
Transition Network- an introduction to the concepts, principles and practices of Transition around the world
[18] The Ashden Trust and its awards: a grant-making charity that focusses, primarily, on environmental projects.

General Case Studies – organisational change

These links highlight case studies from organisations or groups who have significantly changed what they think and do to benefit the environment.
The Necessary Revolution, how individuals and organisations are working together to create a sustainable world – Peter Senge, et al.
Eigg’s Islands Going Green initiative and case study
[75] Book: The Green Museum
[79] The Green Tourism Business Scheme (and awards)

Environmental News
Guardian – Environment
Green Futures
New Scientist – Environment
Rob Edwards’ Blog
[82] Greenpeace blog
[69] Friends of the Earth

Green.tv

Latest Philosophy around Climate Change
Clive Hamilton – Requiem for a Species
Resilience Alliance – Panarchy
New Economics Foundation - The Great Transition
Climate Denial – a blog exploring the topic of the psychology of climate change denial

Latest Science
Plugged In – The end of the oil age, A World Wildlife Fund Report, by Gary Kendall
Mark Lynas, climate change blogger and author of Six Degrees
DECC’s 10 facts on climate science
New Scientist’s Environment Instant Expert
Real Climate - Climate Science from Climate Scientists
See the changes yourself via NASA’s Earth Observatory

Sustainable development & politics
[43] DCMS’ Climate Change Plan
Lib-Con Coalition’s Climate Change Programme
Department of Energy & Climate Change
Green Party
Scottish Green Party
The Constant Economy – Zac Goldsmith
Jonathon Porritt
Green Alliance – environmental thinktank

Cultural Sector Initiatives – facilitating creative ideas

These links show projects that encourage creative and artistic responses to climate change.

[151] RSA’s Arts & Ecology strand: a programme of events, essays and art work, and an online social network
[176] Tipping Point – aims to ‘harness the power of the imagination to help stabilise the climate’.
British Council’s Climate Challenge Europe Programme
[114] Long Horizons – a collection of essays about arts and climate change commissioned by British Council, curated by Julie’s Bicycle
[30] Cape Farewell: committed to the notion that artists can engage the public on climate change, through creative insight and vision, the project brings together scientists, artists, the media and educators.
ReDesign – social enterprise that propagates sustainable actions through design.
Design for Sustainability – step-by-step guides for companies and intermediate organisations in developed and developing economies with practical support for both incremental and radical product innovation.
Carbon Culture – a community platform designed to help people use resources more effectively.
[93] International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies: Arts Council England and IFACCA worked together to collate examples of good practice in supporting artists or arts organisations with creative and practical responses to ecological concerns such as environmental sustainability and climate change.
[13] Artists Project Earth: aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. It supports effective projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change and raises funds for natural disaster relief through selling music donated by artists.
[19] Ashdenzien – Robert Butler writes on culture and climate change
[38] Culture Futures: a partnership with British Council, Arts Council England, Danish Cultural Institute, Arup, Asia Europe Foundation, RSA to build partnerships and demonstate the value of cultural practice in responses to climate change.
[55] Empty Shops Network – artistsandmakers.com online initiative – a network to facilitate projects in empty shops and slack spaces across the UK. The Empty Shops Network is a loose coaltion, an informal collective, a timely coming together of meanwhile art galleries, pop-up shops, short-term community spaces, informal activity hubs, and temporary studios.
[117] Helen Carnac’s blog looking at Craft in the Slow Movement
Magnificent Revolution – a not-for-profit education project based in London. Made up of artists, musicians, designers, ecologists, and engineers.
Serious Games Institute’s Living Stories project – the first alternate reality game in the UK addressing environmental issues.

Greening the Arts: Australian publication of Thinkpieces towards a zero carbon future, and a survey of sustainable arts practices.

Cultural Sector Initiatives – facilitating organisational change

These links provide an overview of projects, programmes and toolkits that have helped organisations change their behaviours towards being more environmentally sustainable.

Mission Models Money Thriving on Less event video archive
Theatre Trust’s Ecovenue Project – open to London performing arts venues wishing to improve their environmental sustainability
Estethica – The British Council’s showcase the growing movement of cutting edge designers committed to working eco sustainably.
Greenengaged – an organisation that aims to advance the design industry’s capacity to respond to key environmental challenges by offering thought leadership.
[81] Greening Theatres resources and case studies for theatre professionals interested in tackling climate change
[103] Julie’s Bicycle running projects focussed on the music industry and festivals, as well as the theatre sector.
[96] Industry Green – an online toolkit by Julie’s Bicycle for the creative industries.
[147] SMEasure – University of Oxford’s free online business energy and carbon monitoring tool
ArtsEnergy – toolkit from Arts Council England to help organisations analyse energy use and energy bills.
[36] Climate Action in Cultural Heritage: Bridget Mackenzie’s provocative blog

Green4books – helping booksellers and publishers help the environment.
[58] Envirodigital – ideas for sustainable ability using digital technologies.
[4] The 2020 Network’s arts transition handbook: combines technical plans for reducing emissions with inspiring ideas for commissioning artists, developing new marketing strategies and ways of communicating to public.

[75] MLA’s Green Museum’s project

Rural Museums’ Network Turning Green Toolkit
[155] Scottish Arts Council’s Carbon Management Plan [2009]
[158] 2020 Network’s Slowboat Conference resources, which explored the environmental impact of touring, and new sustainable models for international artists’ exchange.

Cultural Sector Case Studies – organisational change

These links highlight the stories or websites of organisations who have changed to become more environmentally sustainable.

[11] Arcola Energy
[132] Northern Stage’s Switch off the Theatre initiative
National Theatre Wales’ sustainable digital development
[53] Festivals Edinburgh Green Venue initiative
The Mill at Sonning’s Hydro Theatre scheme
Better Batteries campaign resources :the music & theatre industries seek to switch over to rechargeable battery systems
[51] The Eden Project
[84] Grizedale Arts
[98] “Ionad Naomh Moluag” – Isle of Lismore’s Heritage Centre
[104] Killhope North of England Lead Mining Museum – Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold award, Green strategy and team
[119] Manchester International Festival – A significant international Festival that trialed the British Standard in Sustainable Events Specification BS8901
[123] Metal at Chalkwell Hall: Located in the heart of the Thames Gateway regeneration area, the low-carbon Chalkwell Hall is a great example of how the renovation of older buildings can apply renewable technologies.
[127] Museum of East Anglian Life – holistic approach including change to growth economy and wellbeing, social enterprise created to sell plants and produce from the Museum’s land in the shop, Tony Butler the museum’s director also blogs on sustainable museum practice.
[130] National Museum Directors’ Conference’s guiding principles for reducing museums’ carbon footprint
[131] National Theatre’s greener choices
[135] Pallant House Gallery, Chichester is the first art gallery in the UK to use an environmentally friendly and sustainable heating and cooling system.
[144] Radiohead strive to reduce the carbon footprint of their touring through many initiatives
[148] Royal College of Art’s Sustain programme, cross organisational project to raise issues and a showcase for work.
National Theatre Wales‘ integrated digital and virtual technologies for environmental sustainability policy (case study video on the work by Envirodigital)

Kilter Theatre – wind-power used for their limited light and sound is generated on site, the set and props are salvaged, and the thinking behind their small tour is to minimize travelling done by the audience.

Scenary Salvage – scenary removed and recycled for reuse from studios and locations.

Zero Dollar Laptop project – recycling excess/old technology for those without technology.

Cultural sector-specific research

These links are to research specific to the cultural sector on environmental sustainability.

[103] Julie’s Bicycle reports on managing the carbon outputs of touring (theatre, orchestras, bands); audience travel to festivals; carbon emissions of recorded music and CD packaging; carbon emission of digital music.
[102] Dr Joe Smith, Open University, researcher on cultural discourse of environmental change issues.

Forum for the Future’s current snapshot report of the Creative Industries activities on sustainability

General Creative responses calling for change

These links are websites that encourage people to change their minds and behaviours around climate change through creative content.

[48] Do the Green Thing
[168] The Age of Stupid
An Inconvenient Truth / The 11th Hour
[121] The Now Show presents Marcus Brigstocke’s Dr Seuss-style take on what happened at Copenhagen
[128] Natasha Rivett-Carnac‘s article, The Artist’s Role During Climate Change, and other articles on the cultural response to climate change.

Small Green Footsteps

These links take you to websites where you can gain ideas and take action!
[77] Julie’s Bicycle’s Green Music Guide – a How To… resource
[78] Julie’s Bicycle’s Green Orchestra Guide – a How To… resource
Envirodigital’s Get digital, be greener blog
Freecycle – online network encouraging the reuse of all sorts of household and office items
Low Carbon Communities Network
Planet Ark works to show people and businesses the many ways they can reduce their day to day impact on the environment – at home, at work and in the community.
The EIRIS 2010 European Climate Change Tracker Report focuses on the activities of 300 companies listed on the FTSE Eurofirst Index and analyses both the extent of their climate change impacts and also the quality of their responses to climate change.
The Guardian’s personal carbon footprint calculator. See for yourself how changes you make personally and organisationally affect climate change.
English Heritage’s Climate Change in your Home website and toolkit
[57] National Maritime Museum’s Your Ocean project helps teachers and school aged children through a number of activities that raise the importance of looking after the oceans for a more sustainable environment.
[163] Meegan Jones’ Sustainable Event Guide
IPA’s sustainability portal
RIBAs Climate Change Toolkits

BASDA’s green XML – will be available for other XML standards to quickly extend into carrying green elements in their message

Freize Art Fair’s Green Guide to Visual Arts

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