Sustainability within the arts sector is something everyone is talking about: How do we make our buildings more energy efficient? How do we measure (and reduce) our carbon footprint? How can my organization convert utility costs into programming dollars?
Recently The Guardian published an article about the importance of engaging the arts sector in this important conversation about environmentalism. While the article originates in the UK, many of the objectives of sustainability initiatives of Arts Council England reflect what ArtsBuild has made available through our partnerships here in Ontario. Programs like Carbon Counted and our Energy Savings Assessments, can help arts organizations take their first steps to energy efficiency and sustainability.