The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), an Initiative to facilitate a more sustainable art world
The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC) evolved out of a shared concern across the art world that not enough was being done to tackle our collective environmental impact. The goal of the GCC is to facilitate a greener and more sustainable art world.
The aim is to provide guidelines and the necessary resources so that the art world can reduce its carbon footprint by 50% over the next ten years (in line with the Paris agreement), as well as promoting near zero-waste practices. Central to this project is a carbon calculator specifically tailored to the art and gallery industry. This provides users with a general overview to determine and monitor their carbon footprint, and will be freely available for use by GCC members.
In addition, the GCC website also provides information on a range of issues including shipping and travelling, packaging, energy and building management, recycling, and more. This content is a starting point for a forum to be revised and continually updated as the scientific consensus evolves over the coming years. The GCC welcomes input – ideas, information, research – from its members. Data collated (anonomously) via the carbon calculator will also help track progress across our sector.
For more information visit https://galleryclimatecoalition.org
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