We're committed to reducing the negative environmental impact of the activities taking place in our venues and through our work around the City.
We track the amount of electricity required to get the show on the road, the gas to keep our venues welcoming and the water to quench the audience. We recognise the importance of reducing waste from our bars and catering operations and our cleaning and creative activities. We acknowledge the impacts created by our audiences as they come to enjoy our events and as our staff travel to seek out artists and bring them to Brighton. We recognise the potential that we may influence the suppliers we engage and the importance of the little details in the way we run our administation, make our marketing choices and in the ways we embrace technology.
Watch the video above to see how Brighton and Hove City Council encourage a sustainable approach to running outdoor events in the city, using Brighton Festival as a case study.
- Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival is committed to the Arts Councils aim that the arts take a lead in making the world a more sustainable, responsible and equitable place and to transform itself into a low carbon, sustainable and resilient sector.
- We have made consistent reductions in energy consumption – our Energy Display Certificate confirms our comparative energy efficiency. We will strive to continue to reduce the use of energy in our venues and in turn our carbon footprint
- We measure our consumption of gas, electricity and water sharing data with the Arts Council via Julie’s Bicycles Industry Green Tools
- We monitor our water usage and make investment in water saving equipment
- We reduce consumption, recycle and send 0% of waste to landfill
- We invest in energy saving initiatives such as LED lighting
- We ensure compliance with environmental legislation and will in this period seek to achieve Industry Green Accreditation & ISO 20121Sustainable Events standard
- We will communicate our mission to be a ethical organization engaging with our staff, stakeholders and audiences on sustainability issues
- We will monitor and work to reduce the emissions associated with audience travel to our venues and our business travel
- We will ensure that all maintenance & redevelopment projects explicitly include environmental considerations and liaise with architects and contractors to ensure compliance
This statement is supported by a 3 year Environmental Action Plan and annual plans. The action plan is informed by our environmental monitoring and measurement and fed by the passion and creativity of our staff Green Team and Management Team. The Action Plan is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
The Environmental Statement and Action Plan was developed using guidelines from Julie’s Bicycle: juliesbicycle.com
In Summer 2015 as part of the Environment Agency's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), Brighton Dome commissioned an audit of our energy and transport consumption and received recommendations on how we might reduce this. We submitted this to the Environment Agency in November 2015 and aim to integrate the recommendations within our Environmental Action Plan.