As The Albany Theatre continues to expand in both our programming and physical building, the trust has recognised the need to develop and implement an environmental policy. The theatre is committed to becoming a more sustainable and environmentally friendly venue and minimising the effect that the day to day running’s of the theatre have on the environment.
- To reduce the amount of single use plastics used in our kiosk and bar
- Implement a clear and easy to follow recycling programme throughout the office, FOH, bar and backstage areas – for customers, volunteers, and staff to follow
- Reduce our use of paper
- Commit to an annual review and overhaul of utilities in the new and existing building
- Showcase work and projects that explore the issues of climate change and the environment
- Commit to engaging positively with Staff, Volunteers and Customers about their impact on the environment
3 Year Ambition
The current capital development of the Albany gives an immediate opportunity to improve the environmental credentials of the building and its operation. Our highest priority will be to make a positive contribution to the environment and achieve the highest affordable standards of sustainability.
12 Month Priorities
The design team for the new build is creating a modern environment that reduces our carbon footprint and contributes to the essential Net Zero target. We aim to act responsibly, making a positive contribution to the environment, achieving the highest affordable standards of sustainability.
Our users and volunteers are actively involved in the decision-making and in supporting our ongoing efforts to improve our environmentally friendly, “green” status.
Refine our Environmental policy and “live” the necessary changes.
Further research best practice, report back as appropriate and take responsibility for implementation decisions.
People and Representation
Establish an empowered working group of staff, volunteers and Trustees to advance our ‘Green’ credentials. We will seek to strengthen the expertise in this group.
Appoint a “Green Champion” or Champions from the working group.
We have developed an Environmental Policy as a guide for staff, volunteers and customers.
Implement a clear and easy to follow recycling programme throughout the office, FOH, bar and backstage areas – for customers, volunteers, and staff to follow.
Commitment to engaging positively with andlistening to Staff, Volunteers and Customers to further develop our Policy to lessen our negative impact on the environment.
Tools and Monitoring
We are a registered organisation with Julie’s Bicycle and will work towards Creative Green Certification; we will use the Adapting Our Culture Toolkit, and adopt any other resources to aid us.
We will report progress to the Board every quarter.
Monitoring of environmental impact of visiting companies.