11 Sep 2009 12:09:04
Carbon reduction scheme for UK theatres
A new green scheme is set to be unveiled that intends to reduce the carbon emissions of theatres in London.
The UK initiative is being run by the Theatres Trust and includes 48 fringe and community venues.
By 2025, organisers hope that the project will have reduced CO2 levels in participating theatres by 60 per cent.
The theatres will be assessed for Display Energy Certificates and will also get free environmental audits under the terms of the project.
Mhora Samuel, director of the Theatres Trust, explained that work is already underway to extend the scheme.
She commented: "We recognised that smaller theatres with less resources would find it harder to participate, and so made an application for funding to the London Development Agency at the beginning of 2009 to help address the gap."
The group is launching a new website to provide information on the scheme and encourage more theatres to get involved.http://tinyurl.com/mku483