Climate Websites, Networks and more

Useful Websites
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Albert

wearealbert.org

Who: Albert is leading a charge against climate change; bringing the film and TV industries together to tackle our environmental impact and inspiring screen audiences to act for a sustainable future

What: Want to make greener productions but don’t know where to begin? Our handbook is full of tips, advice and case studies from your peers to help you make sustainable changes to the way you work.

Albert offers free, bespoke training days to everyone in the TV and film industries.

Broadway Green Alliance

Broadway Green Alliance (US and beyond)

broadwaygreen.com

Who: A community of industry and environmental professionals connected by the shared goal of normalising greening practices on Broadway and beyond, the BGA has successfully implemented significant sustainability reform at the forefront of the industry since its inception in 2008.

What: An industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond.

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Creative Carbon Scotland

creativecarbonscotland.com

Who: We believe that the arts and culture have an essential role in achieving the transformational change to a sustainable future.

What: We work directly with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies engaged across cultural and sustainability sectors to harness the role of culture in achieving this change. Through all our work, events and projects, we combine strategic expertise and consultancy, bespoke carbon management training and guidance, and a range of programmes supporting the development of artistic practices that address sustainability and climate change.

Outcomes

  • Scotland’s cultural sector will be implementing ambitious plans to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt to the future climate in line with ​
  • The cultural sector will be recognised as an essential actor in achieving the transformational change required for Scotland to thrive in a zero-carbon and climate-changed world>​
  • More organisations outwith the cultural sector will seek to work with cultural practitioners to achieve their climate change objectives
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Ergon Theatre

ergontheatre.co.uk

Who: Ergon Theatre are a UK leading company making performance based work about the climate crisis and futures. We believe in using art as a communicating bridge between the scientific and academic community and the public.

Our motto is entertain, educate, empower. Whether we are performing in a theatre or delivering a workshop, those 3 words are core to what we deliver.

What: As well as producing their own work, Ergon Theatre offers workshops, exhibitions, panels, training and consultancy related to climate change and the environment

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Julie's Bicycle

www.juliesbicycle.com

Who: Julie’s Bicycle is a leading not-for-profit, mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate, nature and justice crisis. JB has partnered with over 2000 organisations in the UK and internationally. Combining cultural and environmental expertise, Julie’s Bicycle focuses on high-impact programmes and policy change to meet the climate crisis head-on.

What: Committed to supporting the environmental ambitions of the sector and strengthening creative climate action through partnerships and collaboration.

JB supports the arts and culture to:

  • Become net zero carbon and restore nature.
  • Inspire public action on climate and ecology.
  • Champion environmental justice and fairness.
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Ki Culture

kiculture.org

Who: Ki Culture is an international nonprofit working to unite culture and sustainability. We use “culture” as an all inclusive term – from visual arts to heritage to performing arts and all stakeholders who have a role to play. We use the word sustainability in a wide sense of the word- encompassing all three pillars (environmental, social, and economic) – redesigning systems and rethinking how and what we do to find win – win – win solutions: better for the people, better for the culture, and better for the planet.

What: We provide programs and tools to make culture sustainable and position the sector as leaders for sustainability globally. We break down current models and silos and work holistically to make sustainability achievable and sustainable.

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Pigfoot Theatre

pigfoottheatre.com

Who: Pigfoot is a multi award-winning sustainable theatre company, making new work about the climate & ecological crisis, with the least carbon footprint possible

What: As well as producing sustainable productions, Pigfoot have also run workshops, delivered sustainability consultancy, and run engagement programmes for organisations including the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Rambert, HOME Manchester, and Guildhall School of Speech and Drama.

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Reset Scenery

re-setscenery.scot

Who: Reset Scenery is here to support your transition towards cleaner, greener productions. Take advantage of our comprehensive services and join us in building a more sustainable future for the entertainment industry.

What: Stocks of sets and furniture. Service, sales, hires, clearance and more.

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SiPA

sipa.global

Who: SiPA’s mission is to ignite culture change in the live production industry to ensure it evolves into a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable sector in all aspects of its activity globally.

What: We aim to co-create a culture of sustainability in the live production industry that is supported at all levels of the supply chain and at all stages of the production life-cycle. SiPA is our generation’s opportunity to create a legacy of ongoing action that sustains the creativity of future generations.

Climate Networks
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Cape Farewell

capefarewell.com

Who: Cape Farewell envisions a sustainable future inspired by the illumination artists give to the urgency of the global climate challenge.

What: Acts as a catalyst, producing opportunities for artists, scientists and communitites to work together. By creating art founded in scientific fact, projects highlight humanity’s destructive impact on earth and inspire people to act towards a sustainable cultural shift.

Cut It

cutit.org.uk

Who: Crew-led action for the climate crisis

What: The climate and ecological emergencies call for decisive action from the film and television industry. For action, we need a plan. For a plan we need a proper conversation. Cut It want to hold a cross department climate summit, uniting HODS and crew with established producers, top actors and industry bodies to establish how we can dramatically cut CO2 emissions and waste.

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ecoartspace

ecoartspace.org

Who: ecoartspace has served as a platform for artists addressing environmental issues since 1999. Members include artists, scientists, professionals, students, and advocates sharing resources and supporting each other’s work.

What: An inclusive, non-competitive collaborative environment where we can imagine and make real a healthy, equitable, resilient future.

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ecostage

ecoartspace.org

Who: Ecostage is a grassroots, vounteer-run initiative and website that provides a framework, tools and resources for embedding practice-based ecological thinking at all stages of our creative processes and scales of production.

What: Be part of Ecostage’s global online community – a network of practitioners at all stages of their sustainable journey. Meet future collaborators. Join in the conversation.

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SAIL

www.wearesail.org

Who: Our network is a membership of organisations & individuals in the creative & cultural sector

What: Sharing knowledge, tools and connections needed to make a difference, such as training courses, best practice guides and workshops.

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SHIFT

shiftliverpool.com

Who: Shift Liverpool is a new sustainability network for cultural organisations in the Liverpool City Region.

What: The Shift Liverpool network brings cultural organisations and individuals together to collaboratively respond to these challenges with the aims of:
• Driving down our organisations’ carbon footprint
• Moving away from environmentally damaging ways of working
• Collectively promoting carbon reduction and offsetting

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Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD)

weadartists.org

Who: WEAD focuses on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art.

What: Provides information regarding the ecoart and social justice art fields to artists, curators, writers, art and public art administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary professionals and others.

Facilitates international networking among artists working with ecological and social justice issues.

Furthers the fields of, and the understanding of environmental and social justice art.

Further links and organisations to explore and inspire
  • ACT – Artists Citizens on Tour – ACT’s objectives are: to make artists realize the power of their actions towards the environment; to offer simple and efficient tools to reduce the environmental footprint that shows and touring create; and to accompany artists wishing to become accredited in order to make their commitment recognized, and inspire their audience.
  • Artists/Ideas/Now – VIDEO – Addressing climate justice in the Middle East and North Africa, from the perspective of some of the most important and exciting artists.
  • Activate – An arts organisation dedicated to activating both the contribution and the participation of the arts and of people in our wider community. As the role and the function of creativity and engagement expands in today’s world, their objective is to bring together people from both the art and non-art worlds.
  • Art Climate Transition – ACT is a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change, and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, mass extinction and growing inequalities, they connect broad perspectives with specific, localized possibilities.
  • Art Works for Change – Striving to harness the transformative power of art to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, and inspire action. They seek to address issues of serious concern – human rights, social justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship and sustainability – in creative, inspiring, and ultimately positive ways.
  • Artists Project Earth – aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. They support projects and awareness raising initiatives to combat climate change, protect marine life, and raise funds for natural disaster relief.
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – ASLE is where slow thinking meets swift action. They study, write, compose and create because they care about issues like biodiversity, environmental justice, survival in a time of endemic precarity and global catastrophe, and the effects of climate change on humans and nonhumans alike.
  • Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts – A Think Tank for Sustainability in the Arts and Culture. Their activities include research and initiatives positioning arts and culture as a driver of a sustainable society.
  • City As Living Laboratory – CALL’s mission is to increase awareness and action around environmental challenges through the arts, and to foster public understanding of the natural systems and infrastructure that support life in the city.
  • Climate Acts – Working in collaboration with artists, educational institutions and communities to bring together art, science and strategies that create participatory and public art works of integrity, surprise and impact.
  • Climate Emergency Interactive – Interactive climate training created by the University of the Arts London.
  • Climate Museum UK – A mobile and digital museum creatively stirring and collecting responses to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. They produce and gather art, objects, ideas, games and books, and then use these to activate people.
  • ClimateCultures (UK) – A forum for artists, researchers and curators to have creative conversations about how arts and culture can help us understand our changing climate. Rather than offering straight forward solutions they are a site for finding ways through the tangle of questions.
  • Climate Stories Project – An educational and artistic forum for sharing stories about personal and community responses to climate change. They focus on personal oral histories, which bring an immediacy to the sometimes abstract nature of climate change communication.
  • Climate Visuals – Based on international social research, Climate Visuals provides seven principles for a more diverse, relatable and compelling visual language for climate change. Their website contains a growing library of photographs to provide inspiration and guidance for campaigners, picture editors and communications practitioners selecting imagery for communicating climate change.
  • Cultural Adaptations – An international conference. Cultural Adaptations is creating new knowledge, skills and opportunities for cultural and adaptation practitioners and policy makers
  • Curating Cities – The Curating Cities Database maps the increasingly important and emerging field of eco-sustainable public art. It is developed as a resource for researchers, academics, artists, curators, educators, commissioning agencies and sponsors working in the field as well as those interested in promoting sustainability via public art.
  • Dear Climate – A collection of agitprop posters and meditative audio experiences that help people meet, befriend, and become climate change.
  • DearTomorrow – A global climate storytelling project where people write climate messages to loved ones living in the future. Messages are shared on the website and through media, social media, community events, and public art to inspire deep thinking and bold action on climate.
  • Do The Green Thing – Do The Green Thing wants to make sustainable choices as desirable as unsustainable ones through compelling creative that is researched thoroughly, argued originally and made vivid through illustrations, films and campaigns.
  • Donmar Warehouse Environmental Production TrackerHow to create and manage a spreadsheet tracking production decisions with a sustainable focus – a collaborative space to track progress and problem-solve.
  • Dragonfly – A place to connect authors, publishers, readers, academics, and journalists who explore the nature and wild in literature. They provide eco-literature resources and offer a platform to promote work.
  • Earth Celebrations – Dedicated to engaging communities to affect ecological and social issues through the arts. They address a broad variety of climate change issues through programs that include theatrical pageants, exhibitions, performances, art workshops, and more.
  • Eco Arts Foundation – Inspiring ecological regeneration through the arts. By celebrating artists that are producing socially-responsible content, they aim to provoke audiences – policymakers, consumers, scientists, and the general public – to adopt lifestyles and policies that maintain a vibrant, thriving life on this planet.
  • EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss – A multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention that will investigate extractive industry in all of its forms (from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources).
  • Extreme Ice Survey – A long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. They believe that the creative integration of art and science can shape public perception and inspire action more effectively than either art or science can on their own.
  • Fernland Studios – A space for rest and joy among people sharing collective ideas, histories, futures, and dreams while respecting the individual experiences guiding us through life. They offer opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and people of color to care for our communities and landscapes in tandem through art and education.
  • Force Of Nature – A focus on eco anxiety and training/open spaces to deal with eco anxiety
  • The Future Materials Bank – A meeting place of materials for artists, that proposes non-toxic, biodegradable or otherwise sustainable alternative materials. It has been initiated by the Nature Research department at the Jan van Eyck Academie, in collaboration with the MA Materials Futures at Central St Martins in London.
  • GMast – A collection of resources about sustainability for organisations.
  • Green Art Lab Alliance (Europe, Asia, Latin-America) – A partnership between 45 art organizations contributing to environmental sustainability through their creative practice. The alliance was established in 2012 as a way to amplify the voices of artists and art organisations responding to various social and environmental issues. They act as a ‘knowledge alliance’; strategically sharing resources, information and solidarity between the partners and their communities.
  • Green Europe Experience – GEX is a living lab based on co-creation, mentoring, skills building between four major music and arts festivals, two NGOs and their teams. It focuses on two major topics in a festival’s production: scenography & food.
  • Green Kids, Inc. – A live theatre company dedicated to environmental education through performance. Their mission is to educate children, teachers, and families on environmental issues and inspire them to be tomorrow’s leaders by taking positive action towards protecting our environment.
  • Hip Hop Caucus – Promoting political activism and environmental justice through the galvanizing power of hip hop and culture. They empower communities impacted first and worst by injustice, and link culture and policy to make their movements bigger, more diverse, and more powerful.
  • HowlRound Theatre Commons – A Series from Africa on Climate Emergencies, Sustainability Practice in the Arts, and Planetary Crises
  • Human Nature (UK) – Promotes and develops art and artists who are undertaking the task of interpreting the modern world’s confrontational relationship with nature. They seek out business and organizational partners who are looking to work with artists to develop projects and events that have a positive impact.
  • Invisible Dust – Working with leading artists and scientists to produce unique and exciting works of contemporary art and new scientific ideas exploring our environment and climate change. The mission of Invisible Dust is to encourage awareness of, and meaningful responses to, climate change and environmental issues.
  • Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) – An incubator for new research and collaboration on storytelling, communications, and media in the service of environmental conservation and equity. They are a diverse network of faculty and students from across disciplines who explore how today’s environmental challenges connect to longer histories of imagining the natural world.
  • Land Art Generator Initiative – Providing a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward human-centered solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes.
  • Liberate Tate – A network of artists dedicated to taking creative disobedience against the Tate Museum until it drops its oil company funding.
  • Living Data – Responses to our changing world that are: clear in language, appealing to the senses, and true to science. They reflect Indigenous, biological and mechanistic views of the natural world forming through relationships between parts, and ourselves as part of that forming process.
  • Our Climate Voices – An emerging anthology of stories that amplifies first-person climate change narratives. Their mission is to contribute to a shift in climate change dialogue that puts the voices of those most impacted at the forefront of the conversation.
  • Platform – Combines art, activism, education, and research in one organization. Their current campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry.
  • Regeneration – Regeneration is a comprehensive approach to the climate crisis, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, and human dignity into a tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation.
  • The Resilience Project – The Resilience Project was created to enable other young people concerned about climate to find their peace, their power and their people.
  • Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education – Creating magical outdoor experiences. From shows in urban woodlands and remote beaches to climate change workshops in schools. They produce innovative family-friendly events, workshops and performances that inspire and delight audiences throughout the UK and beyond.
  • SHE Changes Climate – A global movement advocating for inclusion and diversity at all levels of decision-making to address the climate crisis and shape a sustainable future for all.
  • Supercool – VIDEO: Taking action on climate change – on stage, off stage and online. Recorded live at the Arts Marketing Association Conference – this session explores how your organisation and projects can be more environmentally sustainable.
  • Symbio(s)cene – A nonprofit initiative that interconnects sciences and arts – giving space to both cognitive and emotional dimensions of knowledge – in order to foster sustainable human-nature relationships and thus open up new perspectives for a livable future for all living beings.
  • The Centre for the Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA) – provides research, training, and consultancy services related to sustainable development, in particular ecological responsibility, in the arts and culture sector.
  • The ClimateMusic Project – Combining the talents and expertise of world class scientists, composers, musicians, artists, and technology visionaries, the ClimateMusic Project enables the creation and staging of science-guided music and visual experiences to inspire people to engage actively on the issue of climate change.
  • Without Walls Green Production Lab – Exploring the challenges and opportunities for reducing the environmental impacts of outdoor festivals, events, and touring productions