Creative Carbon Scotland will be collaborating with multiple organisations during the Edinburgh Festivals to provide support and assistance to companies, venues and productions looking to become more green.
4 August, 11 August, 18 August, 1-4pm, Fringe Central, Edinburgh
The Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts and Creative Carbon Scotland invite production companies and individuals to a series of drop-in sustainability workshops during the 2014 Festivals.
14 August, 3.30-5pm, Fringe Central, Edinburgh
Hosted in partnership with Festivals Edinburgh, the “Can Festivals Change the World?” seminar will bring together those working in the arts and cultural sector to discuss the various reactions and interactions between politics, the environment and art. RSVP here.
22 August, 4-5pm, Fringe Central, Edinburgh
Supported by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Creative Carbon Scotland and media partner The List, the Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award will be in its fifth year of existence for this year’s Fringe. The award celebrates artists and companies whom address sustainability in myriad ways during the Fringe. RSVP here.
25-26 August, 11am-4pm, Fringe Central, Edinburgh
Back by popular demand, Creative Carbon Scotland and Edinburgh Festival Fringe will host two Re-use and Recycle Days at Fringe Central to conclude the 2014 summer festivals season.
More information about Creative Carbon Scotland events can be found on our Events page.
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.
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