Sustainability & Green Working at Drake Music Scotland

Scottish Classical Sustainability Group

We are proud to be part of the Scottish Classical Sustainability Group (SCSG), made up of over 30 members, including large symphony orchestras, small ensembles, festivals and individual musicians from across Scotland. Collectively we are working together towards net-zero emissions and a more sustainable future in the classical music sector.

As part of the SCSG, we believe cultural organisations can play a key role in moving towards a net-zero future. We can lead the way for change across society as well as influence, inform and communicate with our audiences and those we engage with. We are delighted to have helped contribute to the Scottish Classical Music Green Guide, available here:

Green Arts Initiative

Initiated by Creative Carbon Scotland and Festivals Edinburgh in 2013, the Green Arts Initiative supports Scottish arts and cultural organisations to reduce their impact on the climate and environment, and to be at the forefront of creating a sustainable future for our sector and beyond. We are proud to be a member.

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Carbon Management

You can read our Carbon Management plan here: Carbon Management Plan 2021-2025

Here are some of the things we are doing as part of our commitment to reducing our carbon and achieving net-zero:

  • Promoting remote attendance as an viable alternative to travel and personal attendance
  • Upgrade or retrofit inefficient equipment
  • Decarbonise our partnerships
  • Contribute to CO2 capturing projects.