Creative Carbon Scotland has announced a series of training opportunities to help Creative Scotland’s Regularly Funded Organisations create their Carbon Management Plans.
Creative Scotland’s announcement about Regular Funding re-iterated that each RFO will be required to develop a Carbon Management Plan by September 2018 to reduce its carbon emissions over the Regular Funding period.
Creative Scotland will require all Regularly Funded Organisations 2018-21, as part of their funding agreements, to produce plans to reduce the carbon emissions related to at least one aspect of their activities. Organisations supported through Open Project Funding and Targeted Funding are also encouraged to do the same.
To support this, from the 20th of February to the 20th of March we are continuing our nationwide series of workshops and webinars for senior management and Green Champions, on how organisations can use our Carbon Management spreadsheet to develop their carbon reduction plans.
Senior management has a key role to play in ensuring that plans are developed and implemented by the whole organisation. We strongly encourage at least one member of the senior management team in each organisation to attend a Workshop sessionalongside other Green Team members or Green Champions.
These face to face sessions over 2 hours provide an opportunity for discussion to explore how to use the Carbon Management spreadsheet in more detail as well as:
- Discuss and share how to turn your plans into actions
- Provide an overview on Carbon reporting for new Regularly Funded Organisations
These popular online sessions provide an overview of how to use our Carbon Management spreadsheet to develop emissions reductions plans:
- How to evaluate your current carbon footprint
- How to develop your plans and projects to reduce emissions
- How to evaluate the emissions impact and cost of your chosen project with our easy to use Carbon Management Tool
Workshops are being held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness and there are regular webinars planned. See the full list of training and find the dates that work for you.
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.