What we decide now will create the sustainable foundations for our future. We believe that the regeneration of our culture must be based on social and climate justice and act both as inspiration and example to society of the efficacy of a recovery based on green principles in their fullest sense. That’s why we are supporting Julie’s Bicycle’s ‘A Just Green Cultural Recovery’ and have endorsed this letter to the Secretary of State. Add your name to the list to advocate for a cultural recovery that is fair, just and green.
We produce a twice-yearly HOME Green Newsletter to share with our team, our partners and you! Read the latest edition here.
We recognise both the imperative and the opportunity in responding to the global challenges of climate change and securing environmental sustainability, acknowledging that rapid and urgent action is needed across all sectors of society.
We have been awarded 4 stars in Creative Green. Audited by Julie’s Bicycle, this is the only sector-specific environmental sustainability certification, and we’re part of a global creative climate community leading the way in positive action that influences and drives change. We were delighted to be named Best Multi-Arts Venue at the 2019 Creative Green Awards.
HOME achieved the Promotion of Environmental Sustainability Award at the Manchester Culture Awards 2019. The judges said: “HOME are an exemplar for sustainability within the cultural sector, committed to minimising their impact on the environment.” Winning the award is a proud achievement for all the team and we continue to engage all in the journey to a net-zero Manchester and a creative green future for all.
We are a dynamic member of MAST (Manchester Arts Sustainability Team) – recognised by Arts Council England as ‘one of the city’s most successful examples of environmental improvements and civic engagement on climate change’. As part of MAST we share a passion to make environmental sustainability intrinsic to the plans and aspirations of arts and creative industries across Greater Manchester. The group has representatives from across the cultural sector of Greater Manchester and actively supports the work of Manchester Climate Change Partnership and its commitment to become a zero carbon city region by 2038. URBACT, the EU’s learning and exchange programme for cities, awarded MAST the Good Practice label celebrating the practical and collaborative solutions made to integrate sustainable and environmental commitments in our city. We now lead on an URBACT transfer network – C-Change: Arts and Culture Leading Climate Action in Cities, supporting five other European cities partners to contribute to local climate action. Read more about MAST’s work in this feature by European higher arts education network ELIA.
We’ve established Sustainability 1st, a side-wide initiative formed of members from organisations, businesses and site management across First Street. Our shared ambitions align and engage with Zero Carbon Manchester 2038 strategy and we are working collaboratively with our neighbours to be the change we want to see – sharing our skills and knowledge and leading by example.
We strive to share our actions and learning across the cultural sector and beyond! We collaborate and engage with arts organisations, artists and suppliers in Greater Manchester and we go beyond our regional borders both nationally and internationally to engage others and widen the conversation. Environmental sustainability is both a local and a global issue that impacts us all, so we use our creative platform to invite change.
We’re using our digital platforms to engage our audiences in the climate conversation – use #SustainableHOME to get involved.