The Norwich Film Festival is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. The Charity acknowledges the harmful effects its operations might have on both the local and global environment and is committed to reducing them.
As a Charity we will aim to achieve the following:
- The Charity will look to implement a basic training program for its team to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the organisations performance through discussion and positive behaviour changes.
- The Norwich Film Festival will be aware of environmental legislation that can relate to the Festival and will be mindful around how the Festival can reduce its carbon footprint.
- To adopt and aim to apply the principles of ‘sustainability’ – that is, working in a way, which meets the needs of the present, without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs.
- The Charity will minimise the use of all materials, supplies, and energy, and, wherever possible, to use renewable or recyclable materials and components as part of its Festival operations.
- Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
- Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution and will where possible use local products to reduce its carbon footprint.
- To use low carbon transport options, when available and use an accredited program to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities.
Festival Objectives and Targets
Encourage car sharing/sustainable travel practises by project staff.
For all Project Management Group Meetings, booked car parking spaces will be restricted to at least 50% of cohort attending and for a reimbursement scheme to team members using public transport for meetings.
Reduction in travel mileage – staff
All Project Management Group Meetings will be held in a venue which minimises travel mileage by attendees.
Reduction in travel mileage – participants
Use of venues/consideration of timings of sessions to best match public transport schedules.
Reduction of environmental impact via the use of paperless/electronic promotional materials
The partnership will include the use of electronic/paperless means of promoting the project via the use of Facebook, twitter, e-mail marketing, websites and on-line press releases.
Electronic project documents
All key project documents will be disseminated across the partnership electronically via email. Thus, reducing the reliance on paper and postal services.
All staff will be encouraged to attend environmental awareness courses/provided with an opportunity to raise their awareness of sustainability issues
A minimum of one member of staff for each delivery partner will attend/undertaken this activity.
Highlight sustainability issues within teaching and learning where suitable.
Many of the modules delivered as part of the project will be run more than once during the project lifetime. This will enable teaching and learning resources to be re-used/recycled.
Increase recycling rates of products used.
The Festival will dispose of all its waste at the Household Recycling Centre under their trade waste licence agreement to ensure that all items are recycled appropriately.