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Green Arts Charter

Green Arts Charter

Posted on: 18th April 2024


Street Level Photoworks are pleased to announce we have signed up to Creative Carbon Scotland's Green Arts Charter. This charter aims to inspire, support and provide a framework for cultural organisations in the Green Arts Initiative (GAI) to deliver the climate action needed to achieve transformational change in the sector.

By signing this charter we pledge to:

Reduce our emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. We question the ways we work, the impact we have on our planet, and how our organisation sits within wider society’s climate change mitigation and adaptation. As part of this, we endeavour to reduce our impact as well as recognise that as trusted messengers in our communities we have a responsibility to shape and promote a net-zero future.

Inspire our communities and collaborate with others to deliver climate action. We collaborate with other GAI members to achieve collective climate action by sharing resources, learning and tools amongst the network. We understand the importance of strengthening communities and collaborating to deliver effective climate action, and that as cultural organisations we have a unique power to support this. We endeavour to work with our local communities, cultural community and those outside the cultural sector to deliver climate action and resilience.

Advocate for climate action and influence for change. We recognise the power of the arts and culture to influence and advocate for action on climate change. We embed this in our workplans and recognise our ability to influence and support climate action within the cultural community and outside the sector.

Embed climate justice in our organisation and any climate action we do. The term climate justice expresses how climate change is a social and political issue as much as a technical or environmental one and therefore speaks to the importance of the cultural sector’s role in a climate-ready future. We pledge to view all our climate action through a justice lens, asking how what we do, who we work with and the way we work impacts people locally and globally.

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