1. What is the Arts Council England Environmental Programme? Expand In 2012, Arts Council England became the first cultural body to make environmental reporting and policy part of funding agreements for National Portfolio organisations. This crucial policy intervention is supported by an environmental programme devised and delivered by Julie's Bicycle which is transforming the vision of the arts. Collectively, these organisations have reduced energy consumption by 23% and made savings of £16.5 million. If you would like to read more on how the Arts Council England’s sustainability programme is making a difference across the sector, please see our annual report released in November 2018.