As the ROCK project draws to a close, Julie's Bicycle wanted to pull together some top tips for city cultural departments in embedding environmental sustainability across policy, programming and sector engagement.
As the climate crisis becomes more urgent and 'green recovery' is a top policy mandate, we wanted to provide the ROCK partners with further inspiration to take action. It is more critical than ever that through our cultural policies, funding and sector support we are taking a leadership position: minimising our climate impact, embedding environmental best practice in our work, and affecting change.
The attached 'ROCK ROADMAP TO GREEN CULTURE' is made up of two parts: Internal Governance and Sector Activation. The roadmap builds on the operational good practice found within the ‘ROCK project Sustainable Events Series’, paricularly the ROCK guide 'Leave a Trace, Not a Footprint', developed with EUROCITIES. Users can engage with the roadmap as a checklist to 'green' their city's cultural programmes.
The Roadmap includes actions to get cities started. By taking action, our cities will be healthier and safer places to live, with resilient cultural sectors that allow art and creativity to flourish. The are many benefits to taking action, such as:
CHANGE CULTURE. CHANGE THE WORLD.