Make environmental sustainability a priority in your business and put in place a public environmental policy and action plan with a net zero target. Nominate someone on your team who is responsible for greening your activity. Guidelines to writing an environmental policy and action plan
Switch to 100% renewable electricity for your office (or generate your own) and encourage your staff, artists, and partners to do the same.
Switchit can tell you how green your current provider is and suggest alternatives.
Speak with your artists and support them to take action. Work with them to support environmental causes or campaigns they care about. See artist section.
Divest your pension fund from fossil fuels
Look to switch to an ethical pension fund with a focus on green investment, and/or lobby your pension provider to create a more climate-proof pension plan.
For Pension Divestment https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/
Offset or balance your air and other travel. Download theEcolibriumTravel Carbon Calculator app designed to help everyone in the industry from artists to managers, event professionals and freelancers make a significant difference to the carbon footprint of their work by reducing the carbon emissions from travel and balancing unavoidable emissions though their climate solutions programmes (Energy Revolution - Renewable energy projects AND/OR Trees+- tree planting, rainforest protection & ecosystem regeneration)
Ask your bank about their ethical lending and investment policy and pressure them to improve it. If you can, switch your business banking to an ethical bank that doesn’t invest in carbon intensive fossil fuels. Consider investing in renewable energy projects.
Switchit can tell you how green your current bank is and suggest alternatives.
For example, FEAT in Australia is a fund that works with artists to make investments into renewable energy projects – let’s talk about setting up something similar in the UK!
Build up relationships with trusted environmental partners, events, and campaigns.
Write to government representatives at DCMS, BEIS, and your local MPs about the actions you’re taking and your support for more ambitious climate policy.