Environmental Sustainability Archives - AmbITion

Applied Arts Scotland: Sustainable AmbITions

Profile photo of Joanne Garner By Joanne Garner
3 November 2014

Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) is a membership organisation which supports the professional development of Scottish applied artists.  AAS is going through fundamental change in the way it delivers its services and received Make:IT:Happen funds to take the opportunity to rethink communication and administration systems in order to be efficient and environmentally responsible. Please read more below on our Sustainable […]

claimexpenses.com – a Sustainable AmbITion case study

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
22 May 2014

This case study supported by AmbITion Scotland reveals Creative Carbon Scotland‘s digital development claimexpenses.com. The tool was developed with support from Sustainable AmbITion, a fund which focussed on utilising digital technologies for better environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the development of claimexpenses.com, users from Festivals Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Festival, as well as the tool’s creators Creative […]

Car Share Skye – Sabhal Mòr Ostaig & Sustainable AmbITion

Profile photo of Chris Mitchell By Chris Mitchell
5 March 2014

Reducing Carbon emissions by sharing car journeys Hello, from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College, based in the Sleat peninsula in the south of Skye where we provide a venue to SEALL, a local arts organisation who provide a full program of arts events throughout the year. We were looking to work with SEALL to […]

Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival’s Car-Share Scheme

Profile photo of Jamie Murray By Jamie Murray
5 March 2014

Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival created a Sustainable AmbITion digital development, and so we set up our own online system to allow us to operate our own car-share scheme. You can watch it in action here: You can also read about our reflections and results – we definitely think there’s a few things you could […]

Video case study in digital development: The National Piping Centre

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
12 December 2013

The National Piping Centre has been working to raise its live streaming capability and capacity through the support of AmbITion Scotland. This case study shows how they’ve increased the reach and scale of live events from the centre, generating a new income stream, but saving carbon footprint! Hannah Rudman goes to meet the team on the […]

What can we learn from the evolving proposals to AmbITion Scotland?

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
12 December 2013

AmbITion Scotland has been helping Scottish cultural organisations with strategic digital development since 2009. As we move to the close of 2013, in our fourth year working in close partnership with the Scottish cultural sector, we wanted to share some observations around the trends and needs in the sector by analysing the applications received throughout […]

Highland Museums Forum’s Sustainable AmbITion

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
1 November 2013

Highland Museum Forum (supported by Highland Council and HI-Arts) were delighted to be awarded AmbITion Scotland Sustainable AmbITion funding to develop a digital resource to help measure and communicate carbon emissions. Running over the spring 2013, this project helped 12 independently run highland museums to identify how they can reduce their day to day carbon […]

Sustainable cultural AmbITions for a low carbon transition

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
27 September 2013

Today the IPCC published its report to confirm that by 2100, the average projection for how much warming will occur is expected to be slightly above the 2 degrees C threshold, considered to be the temperature above which it is considered that climate change will damage the global environment. As well as the damage humans […]

AmbITions for an environmentally sustainable future

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
21 July 2013

(A shorter version of this article by Hannah Rudman appeared as a blog in The Guardian’s Culture Professionals Network.) A huge body of science built up over the last 50 years proves that climate change is anthropogenic: human made. The balance of nature is being significantly affected by the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) humans and […]

Culturing our Creativity: talks on demand

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
18 June 2013

Individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland are faced with a rapidly changing external operating environment that is increasingly uncertain. Many, especially those working in small practices, micro businesses and SMEs, face continuous obstacles to achieving their full potential, especially in relation to accessing the right kind of human and […]

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