6 July 2023
Funded by Glasgow City Council, Step Up to Net Zero by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce has allowed Impact Arts to go further than ever before in its efforts to address the climate crisis. Over the past 4 months, Step Up to Net Zero Coordinators Cara and Poppy worked with Impact Arts to realise an action plan that was expertly developed by the Step Up to Net Zero Team. With the placement now complete, we wanted to share a few highlights.
The Step Up to Net Zero placement has helped Impact Arts identify how to increase the lifespan of all the art materials we purchase for delivery of our arts projects. As a result of the placement we have pledged that going forward all of our creative programmes will prioritise materials that have had a previous life, continue to keep left over materials in storage or collaborate with the local community to pass on leftover materials.
To achieve our circular economy targets, we know that communicating the message across our team is going to be key. We have devised the LIFE acronym to keep circularity at the fore front of our thinking.
Sustainable thinking = LIFE!
To get started, we have set ourselves these baseline targets:
50% items have had a previous life
100% of plastics are recyclable
65% of items are to be recycled or reused
We look forward to reporting back on progress!