Environmental
Sustainability
Pledge

Medway and Kent Creative Sector Environmental Sustainability Pledge

Anyone who is part of Kent or Medway’s creative community can sign up to the Kent and Medway Creative Sector Environmental Sustainability Pledge.  The pledge is a way to make your environmental commitments public, it provides accountability and demonstrates the collective impact of our actions.

When you sign up, Creative Medway and Creative Kent will publish your commitments and email you every 18 months to give you the chance to update on them. 

This process was designed by the creative sector in Medway and Kent.  We want to foster a collective, collaborative county-wide approach across the creative sector including everyone from our largescale cultural buildings to freelancers, from those just starting on their environmental sustainability journey as well as those already established.

 

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Find resources to help make your own commitments

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The Pledge

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing us today. Our actions big and small have a profound impact on people and communities both locally and globally and we recognise our unique position as a sector to start public conversations and influence public behaviour.

The Kent and Medway creative community are committed to taking action to address the environmental impact of our activities across our travel and transport, energy and power, waste and recycling, procurement and supply chains.

We commit to being ambitious in the action we take, holding one another to account as critical friends, improving our knowledge, skills and policies and sharing where we have not succeeded as well as where we have for others to learn from.

Looking for resources to help you develop your own commitments?

Sector resources

Julie’s Bicycle – case studies, toolkits, research and guides
Theatre Green Book – tools and ideas to increase the sustainability of productions, operations and buildings
Equity Green Deal Network – Equity members’ campaign for climate justice
The Ten Steps of Climate Dramaturgy – High Tide’s principles for making a theatre show

Medway specific resources

Journey to Net Zero – resources and support for Medway businesses and community groups
Climate Change Action Plan – Medway climate action policies and opportunities
Medway Eco Hubs – bringing people together to effect change in Gillingham, Rainham and Rochester
Medway Urban Green Spaces Forum – protecting and improving parks and green spaces in Medway

If you would like to add or suggest resources, please contact us.

Want to join one of our training or support sessions?

Are you a freelancer or small creative organisation in Medway or Kent?

Creative Medway and Creative Kent are working with Sail to offer creative-sector specific carbon literacy training for self employed people and small organisations (with up to ten staff) in Medway and Kent.

The training is 7.5hrs spread across an online pre-learning module, a group training session focussed on tangible, practical solutions and a follow up session supporting you to develop individual or organisational climate action pledges.  The Carbon Literacy Project then independently verifies your pledges in order to certify you as Carbon Literate.

The next training session is Thur 12 September.  You can find out more information and sign up to attend here.

The training costs £53.00 per person.  Creative Medway are subsidising three places for unwaged or low waged members of Medway’s creative community who would not otherwise be able to take part.  Contact us to claim a subsidised place.

Are you responsible for creating or updating your organisation’s sustainability strategy?

Creative Estuary are running an informal discussion and support group to bring together people drafting or leading strategies and policies on behalf of creative organisations.  The group will meet once a quarter and offer a chance to share best practice, problems and resources.

To register your interest, please contact info@creativeestuary.com.

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