Manchester City Galleries are committed to promoting environmental sustainability and are working hard with our Partner organisations (Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery) to reduce the environmental impacts of all of our activities.
1. Improving the way we run our buildings
We are reducing our energy consumption by 7% pa to meet the City Council’s Carbon Reduction Commitment of 41% by 2020.
2. Reducing waste and increasing recycling
We are making more efficient use of resources and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
3. Supporting sustainable procurement
We work with our suppliers to ensure that all purchasing decisions take environmental impact into account.
4. Supporting greener travel
We encourage and support staff and visitors to choose sustainable ways of transport. For example we offer staff bikes to borrow for work-related journeys.
5. Encouraging biodiversity
We encourage biodiversity across all our sites through our bee-keeping (see our bee blog), our young rooftop garden and wild flower planting.
6. Involving staff and visitors in making our vision a reality
Everyone working for Manchester City Galleries actively supports our green initiatives and is committed to their success. We share what we’re doing with our visitors to include them and engage their support.
Over the next year, we will be developing this web page to expand on all our areas of activity; sharing our progress as we tackle each challenge ….
Watch this space.