Image above – Victor Pasmore
Since September the staff here at the Whitworth Art Gallery have been submitting ‘Green Pledges’ in order to make small changes at work that will help reduce impacts that we have on our environment. The pledges range from environmental themed workshops with our baby, toddler, home education and family visitors to information shared on how we can individually and collectively reduce waste (printing, ‘bin the bin’ scheme), reuse waste (departments collecting incoming external envelopes and reusing them in preference to new envelopes), circulating new travel schemes by encouraging staff to consider more sustainable modes of transport whilst circulating information and techniques on cycling courses, supplying information on efficient driving techniques that can save up to 20% in fuel consumption and various staff members have been celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight Campaigns which are official events of the Fairtrade Foundation (please find link to their website on the right) and as part of a ‘Community Pledge’, have hosted some fantastic charitable events such as Wear it Pink where staff dressed in pink for the day and showed off their culinary skills by selling cakes for breast cancer awareness.
We thought it’d be nice to share some of the ideas and pledges that aren’t only applied in the workplace, but can also have an impact back within the home setting! We will also be placing clickable channels on the right to pages such as ‘Green Blog’ whilst posting up links to various sites on our ‘Related Links’ page.
To start with, allow us to post recent information that some members of our Visitor Services team have been distributing to all staff here and at Manchester Museum.
If anyone has anymore they would like to share then please leave comments below and the Learning Team will circulate your ideas!