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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Creative Carbon Scotland Workshop at Gracefield

The workshop will take place in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th December from 10- 12.30 pm in the Gracefield Arts Centre This event is free and open to anyone.

This session will provide organisations with practical training and support, giving an overview of the following:
Why carbon management is becoming increasingly important in the cultural sector
First steps to carbon measurement and reduction–energy, water, waste and travel
Training in how to use the IG tools (carbon calculator for the cultural sector) and sMeasure (building energy and water management tool)
How to engage Board and staff members at different levels in your organisation in carbon measurement and reduction.

We will focus on some of the easiest areas in which organisations can begin to gather data, reduce carbon and start to get a sense of the strong points in their organisation and areas which require more attention.

To provide you with some more background, Creative Carbon Scotland is a charity initiated by Festivals Edinburgh and a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. 

Since 2011 we have worked with Edinburgh Festivals, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to initiate carbon management in over 20 cultural organisations. Through various activities including training workshops and the launch of our new website in January 2013 we are expanding our work to support the whole sector to develop robust carbon measurement and reporting and enable and support sustainable practice across the arts.
It looks very likely that in the near future Creative Scotland will ask recipients of funding to report their carbon emissions, in line with Scottish Government policy and following the lead of Arts Council England. Creative Carbon Scotland supports this move, as measurement is the first step to carbon reductions. We have developed a framework for carbon emission reporting that provides information for cultural organisations and the government and will ensure organisations benefit from the time they invest in this work. We will provide free support and training to the sector to make it as easy as possible.
If you wish to attend the workshop or have any questions please drop an email to Gemma Lawrence or give me a call on +44131 529 7909.

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