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The Arts Have a Leading Role to Play in Tackling Climate Change

Saturday, December 1, 2018   (0 Comments)

Nicholas Serota, chair of Arts Council England wrote an opinion article for The Guardian, asserting that cultural organisations are in a unique position to challenge, inform and engage audiences in conversations about the environment.

We have seen the power of encouraging the arts and cultural community to go on a collective journey. Several major city-wide initiatives have been developed, including the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team – a group of organisations working together to help deliver the city’s first-ever climate change strategy, Manchester: A Certain Future.

Arts and cultural companies possess significant purchasing power and can be instrumental in persuading suppliers to make ethical decisions and develop greener products and services. A quarter of our funded organisations are now on a green energy tariff, helping to drive demand for clean energy across the UK.

Read the full article on The Guardian's website.

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