Why me and why green?
Production choices can hugely affect a show's environmental impact, from the lighting design to where your set and staging materials are sourced from. Much work as been made by theatre artists of late exploring the impacts of climate change, but more could be done to ensure that the productions are as green as the messages embedded in their content. Achieving our shared vision of a truly sustainable theatre industry requires a consolodated effort, and by working together professionals across the industry can build a theatre sector that is exciting, has integrity and environmental responsibility, whilst remaining a leading world industry.
In September 2008, the Mayor of London launched the Green Theatre Plan, packed full of practical advice demonstrating how theatres can reduce their carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025. Julie’s Bicycle have been involved with the Plan from its early days, and in 2010 we took on the role of coordinating the Green Theatre network and continuing to develop the resources, advice and guidance available to the theatre industry as it addresses the issue of environmental sustainability and prepares for a low carbon economy.
Here are some tools and resources that will make it simple for you to start reducing your environmental impact at little or no cost...
Lighting accounts for 10% of the average theatre's emissions. Reducing this impact can begin now, at little or no cost, and here's how...Read more