As an organisation in receipt of public funding, Macrobert Arts Centre has a duty to act in the most sustainable manner it can.
To help us achieve this we work with Creative Carbon Scotland and are part of their Green Arts Initiative. We recognise the environmental impacts arising from our business – including energy consumption and waste - and are working to embed sustainability at the heart of our business practice. We're constantly looking for ways to improve how we manage our building, increase efficiencies, actively promote environmentally friendly policies and encourage everyone to 'think greener'. We also recognise that cost savings achieved through our environmental policy also improves the charity’s financial sustainability.
REPORT FOR AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2019
This quarter, we were absolutely delighted to score 14 out of 15 (rated ‘very good’) on our annual Carbon Management Report by Creative Carbon Scotland. At our Green Team meeting, we discussed the learning from the Creative Carbon Scotland annual conference, which had been attended by two of the team.
We agreed to order new recycling bins for within the venue. These will make it clearer for customers to understand what goes in which bin, including dealing appropriately with Vegware containers. We were delighted that a member of our Front of House team had led a project to repair, rather than replace, our booster seats from the Filmhouse. The resulting patches are creative and beautiful, as well as reducing waste. Thanks Kelda!
There are two electric vehicle charging stations located within Cottrell Main Car Park and at the rear of the Pathfoot Building. There are four designated spaces allowing up to four electric cars to recharge simultaneously.
Electricity is provided free-of-charge. However, users are still required to display a valid parking permit or Pay and Display ticket. A maximum charging time of 4 hours applies following which time users are requested to move their vehicles to an alternative designated parking space to allow others to use the facilities.