The adverse impact of the human race on the environment has been touched on in many of our productions over the years, probably first in 2006 with subtle inclusion in Roam, our co-production with National Theatre of Scotland, which investigated the positive and negative effects of global air travel.
Over the years, however, as the climate crisis has worsened, it has taken centre stage in a number of productions. Our 2022 commission from Edinburgh International Festival, Muster Station: Leith, placed our audience in a situation which forced them to consider what it might feel like to have to leave everything behind to attempt to escape an imminent environmental catastrophe.
Our 2021 production Doppler asked what existence might be like if you choose to leave behind a life of consumption and consumerism to commune more completely with nature. Also, in 2001, we supported new Edinburgh art collective, And If Not Now, with the presentation of their first project when ran in the National Museum of Scotland throughout COP26. And If Not Now, When? asked if our response to the climate crisis will be to return to how life was before the global pandemic or us what we have learned to create a different, more sustainable reality.
In 2016, Crude looked at both the human and ecological costs of global oil production and in 2013, Leaving Planet Earth imagined a time when our consumption of our planet has escalated to such a degree that we toss it away to begin life anew elsewhere.
Muster Station: Leith
- train all senior management with The Carbon Literacy Project by the end of 2023.
- adapt and mitigate our ways of working to adjust for the Climate Emergency and work towards reducing our carbon footprint and achieving net zero by 2045.
- set year-on-year carbon reduction targets and monitor and report on them annually working towards carbon neutrality in 2045.
- share our experience and learn from others within the wider sector.
- work with other Creative industries and Arts Resources Management Scotland to create a shared resource to promote sharing of resources.