Environmental Sustainability Strategy
To deliver our objectives, we're undertaking a wide range of activities, working with partners across the environment and cultural sectors. In 2010 we launched the Green Venue Initiative (GVI), a pilot programme working with Festival venues to monitor, manage and reduce environmental impacts in a strategic and cost-saving way, and encouraging public promotion of venues' environmental work and goals. In 2011 we are partnered with Edinburgh University to conduct research into artist and audience impacts, with a view to launching an Artists and Audiences Impact Reduction programme (AIR) in 2013.
The Festivals see the work they are doing as important in contributing to the ambitious climate reduction targets of the Scottish Government. We are offering a framework that can be delivered across the creative industries, building local capacity and developing tools that are suited to Scotland’s particular cultural ecology. Through the work we are doing we hope the local and global reach of the Festivals will allow us to influence opinion and behaviour on a significant scale.