Helping to save our planet
One step at a time...
In 2015 Ballet Cymru signed up to the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Development Charter, and in 2016 produced an Environmental Policy. We are active members of the Charter’s current programme Cynnal Cymru/Sustain Wales, and recently hosted their networking event at our premises.
The Carbon Trust’s Green Business Grant contributed towards the installation of renewable energy products at the premises, and the trust provides advice on other energy efficient measures, including the installation of LED lights in the studio, and a more efficient gas boiler.
Ballet Cymru’s electricity and gas supply for the premises is on a green tariff with renewable energy firm Ecotricity. Power generated from the solar panels on the roof feeds into the National Grid, and % contribution is received every quarter. This not only benefits the organisation’s impact on the environment but also helps offset running costs. Ecotricity have published a short video highlighting the sustainable achievements Ballet Cymru have already made to the building.
As part of their Environmental Programme for NPO’s 2018-2022, the Arts Council of England has created Julies Bicycle, which offers toolkits and online resources which will help arts organisations including Ballet Cymru to become more sustainable and improve our carbon footprint. The company is currently looking into programmes such as the Green Touring initiative, which includes the development of ethical/environmental partnerships with venues and hotels, and sharing sustainable practices with audiences so communities across the country are more aware of their environmental impact.
At the premises Ballet Cymru has teamed up with Wastesavers for recycling services and ongoing improvements in waste management on site.
The Company Environmental Policy is reviewed annually and an environmental management system is in progress.