Resources and information

Read about how Edinburgh’s Festivals are taking action on climate change, aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

I’ve written an article for Making Music on Choirs For Climate – read it here. “Choirs are uniquely placed to speak truth to the powerful with the songs that we choose for them to hear, and I believe that someday, the right song in the right place will help to save our world.”

PRiSM (RNCM Centre for Practice & Research in Science & Music) Scientist in Residence, Rose Pritchard, writes on “Music Responding to Environmental Crises” – read her blog and future plans here.

The Scottish Classical Music Green Guide is out now! A free guide written collaboratively by over 30 orchestras, ensembles, festivals and individual musicians from across Scotland, it contains knowledge on how to reduce carbon emissions in all aspects of your work. The guide is intended to be relevant and useful to you whether you are an individual musician, part of a team, or in a position of leadership. For theatre makers, The Theatre Green Book is a similar resource, bringing together theatre-makers and sustainability experts to create a common standard for making theatre sustainably.

Resources from Creative Scotland:
Understanding digital emissions
Climate policy

Love Soul Choir – going paperless and more – a guest post by Dan Cooper of Love Soul Choir

On 24th June 2021 Music Declares Emergency presented Choirs Addressing Climate Change, a panel for choir leaders and participants discussing issues around the Climate Emergency & plans for COP26, with panellists Ben See, Chris Hutchings, Naveen Arles, Naala and Aubrey Meyer. Find out more and watch the recording here.

Can Music Ever Be Green? An Overview Of The Changing Musical Climate – a paper by Charles Mauleverer, originally published in Anthroposphere, the Oxford climate review.