City Arts gets greener

Date published: 30 Jul 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

People weaving with willow on an allotment

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In 2013/14 City Arts reduced its carbon footprint by 1.1 tonnes, as compared to the previous year. The reduction shows that staff’s commitment to our Environmental Policy & Action Plan is paying off.

City Arts Chair Tim Challans, congratulated staff on the news:

“At City Arts we get involved in lots of environmental projects and  are very conscious of the impact our activities have on the environment. It is the responsibility of all organisations and individuals to minimise this impact and, therefore, I am very pleased that City Arts has achieved this reduction of our cargo footprint. This is down to the special efforts made by staff, as well as the artists & participants we work with.”

In addition to our efforts to reduce carbon emissions, we’ve been using our regular appearance in the Nottingham Caribbean Carnival Parade to tackle environmental issues and make use of recycled materials.

For our 2013 troupe we turned old plastic bags, water bottles, bits of packaging and materials from old projects into costumes and a spectacular float. We used these elements to highlight the issue of waste, pollution and plastic being pumped into the world’s oceans.

Our theme for 2014’s troupe is Flying Free and will take inspiration from birds, bees and mini beasts.