Make environmental sustainability a priority in your business and put in place a public environmental policy and action plan with a net zero target. Nominate someone on your team who is responsible for greening your activity. Guidelines to writing an environmental policy and action plan
For more information on planning a sustainable nightlife visit EcoDisco
Switch to 100% renewable electricity for your office (or generate your own) and encourage your staff, artists, and partners to do the same.
Switchit can tell you how green your current provider is and suggest alternatives.
Measure your environmental impacts and put in place targets for reducing them. You can use the simple Creative Green Tool carbon calculator for venues: ig-tools.com
Put in place an energy management strategy with a focus on energy efficiency, and introduce measures to increase recycling rates and reduce your waste and water use. If you’re planning any capital development works, make sure they are fit for a net zero emissions future. Check out:Fit for the Future: investing in environmentally sustainable buildings.
Encourage audiences to take public transport. Ensure information on how to get to the venue by bus, train, tram, metro, bicycle, or walking is readily available, and put in place incentives where possible.
Work with ticket agents to embed carbon balancing at point of ticket sale.
Put the environment on the table: include plenty of vegetarian and vegan options on your menu (or go 100% meat- and fish-free). Focus on local, seasonal and organic produce and minimise the use of single-use plastics in your catering and bar operations.
Speak to your partners, sponsors and suppliers about how they can support your targets and aims, and put in place environmental conditions in contracts, with partners, and your procurement policy.
Speak to visiting artists about the climate and ecological emergency, what you’re doing, and how they can take action. See artist section.
Speak to fans about the climate and ecological emergency and support environmental campaigns and events.
Divest your pension fund from fossil fuels
Look to switch to an ethical pension fund with a focus on green investment, and/or lobby your pension provider to create a more climate-proof pension plan.
For Pension Divestment https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/
Create space for nature in your space(s), for example through living roofs, bat or swift boxes, and wildflowers for pollinators.
Ask your bank about their ethical lending and investment policy and pressure them to improve it. If you can, switch your business banking to an ethical bank that doesn’t invest in carbon intensive fossil fuels.
Switchit can tell you how green your current bank is and suggest alternatives.
Consider investing in renewable energy projects. For example, FEAT in Australia is a fund that works with artists to make investments into renewable energy projects – let’s talk about setting up something similar in the UK!
Write to government representatives at DCMS, BEIS, and your local MPs about the actions you’re taking and your support for more ambitious climate policy.