At Anvil Arts we have committed ourselves to reducing our environmental impact, and throughout our operations we are becoming a more sustainable organisation.
Like many arts and cultural organisations across the UK, Anvil Arts have declared a climate emergency. We work with Julie's Bicycle, a national charity promoting environmental sustainability across the arts and cultural sector, and who advise us how we can reduce our carbon footprint.
ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
- We have replaced all foyer and backstage lighting with energy-saving LED bulbs
- In 2019 we replaced the majority of lighting in The Anvil's auditorium with energy-saving LED fixtures - reducing the amount of energy consumed by each light by 90%
- Our foyer bars are stocked with fantastic local produce from producers based within 50 miles of The Anvil, including local gins, ice cream, crisps, coffee and sparkling wine
- We have eliminated all single-use plastics from Front of House areas, bringing in either reusable ware or compostable single-use vegware
- We no longer sell plastic water bottles and now offer resealable cans of water. This will mean over 12,000 fewer plastic bottles used each year
- Cans are much easier and quicker to recycle, and typically contain up to 70% recycled material, compared to around 3% for plastic bottles
- We have upgraded our Building Management System, allowing us to be more precise in heating or cooling areas of the buildings only when they are in use
- We only print with vegetable inks, and only onto FSC sustainably sourced paper stock
- Our brochures are sent out in recyclable polywrap
- We now email more copies of our brochures than we print