Organisations and individuals across the arts and cultural sector are increasingly engaging with the challenge of climate change practically and thematically - from plays to participatory projects to music festivals. Artists across all art forms are acting to inspire change in the world around them.

We have compiled an overview of just some of the key organisations and sources of information that we think can help kick start organisations' journey towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

This list is not comprehensive, or conclusive, and inclusion does not equal endorsement. The Arts Council is not responsible for the content of third party sites.

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Julie's Bicycle
Making environmental sustainability intrinsic to the business, art and ethics of music, theatre and the creative industries. Working in partnership with Arts Council England to support National portfolio organisations and Renaissance museums to reduce their carbon footprint.
www.juliesbicycle.com

JustAct
User friendly support for third sector organisations to help each other create, implement and review their action plan on climate change, much of which is relevant to arts and cultural organisations.
www.justact.org.uk/

Capital
The world's leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.

www.breeam.org

Going Green: Charities and Environmental Responsibility (2008)
Charity Commission research into how third sector can take steps to reduce its environmental footprint.
www.charity-commission.gov.uk/publications/rs17.aspx

Carbon Trust: Charities Sector Overview
Carbon Trust works with organisations to reduce their carbon footprints and has produced publications specifically for charities looking at low- and no-cost ways for organisations of all types and sizes to reduce their carbon emissions and manage energy use more effectively.
www.carbontrust.co.uk/Publications/pages/publicationdetail.aspx?id=CTV036