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Green Networks


As more museums seek ways to become greener and more sustainable, learning from other organisations and sharing examples is a strong way to build momentum and take action. Knowing where to start or which next steps to take from those who are further on their journey or being able to help those just starting can help spread progress. There are dedicated green networks to offering this kind of support for museums and others across the cultural sector.

Green Arts Initiative- Creative Carbon Scotland

 The Green Arts Initiative is a network of arts-based communities within Scotland which aims to build and maintain a Scottish green arts community of which museums are included. There are currently over 300 members. It is run by Creative Carbon Scotland (CCS) with oversight and support from a steering group of members. It states it operational priorities as:

  • Supporting the sharing of relevant knowledge, ideas, and experiences
  • Enhancing the sustainability competencies of arts organisations across the country

Members are expected to nominate a member of staff as their “Green Champion” who is the main point of contact within the GAI. They are also expected to make the following commitments in their operations:

  • We will strive to improve our environmental efforts each year
  • We will complete the annual feedback form on the environmental action we’ve taken each year

Organisations can access:

  • Member event invitations
  • Tailored advice on organisational environmental action
  • Digital branding of the GIA
  • Online forums with other members
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Downloaded guides and resources
  • Contact time via phone and email

Further information can be found at Green Arts Initiative | Creative Carbon Scotland

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