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Environmental Statement - Climate CrisisCD
Plain Arts is concerned about the state of the natural environment, and aims to incorporate this into how we work with the visual arts community in Salisbury through:
 - Assessing the environmental impacts of our activities, and looking to reduce them where possible, such as printing materials on recycled paper.
- Raising awareness through sharing relevant news and events with our members, and promoting current environmental themes through our own events and exhibitions.

Plain Arts have pledged with Culture Declares Emergency


Sustainably Sourced Print from Plain Arts
Here at Plain Arts we look to ensure that all our printed materials are as sustainably sourced as possible.
We continually look to pick the greenest possible stocks of materials to print on and those sourced from FSC certified suppliers - if the budget allows.
Unfortunately fully recyclable print stocks do carry a premium in cost, so Plain Arts have to look at what items we need to have printed 'event by event' and in consideration to the budget available at the time.

We currently use a print supplier who meet all this criteria and who are forward thinking and constantly upgrading and adding additional options to their range.
We’re delighted to announce that the printers we currently use have officially achieved carbon neutral status, having been certified by Achilles Carbon Reduce, the UK’s only accredited GHG (Greenhouse Gas) Certification Scheme. Their goal is to become Carbon Net Zero by 2030.

In addition:
- Their energy is currently sourced from 100% renewable sources. 
- All their supplied print is guaranteed 100% recyclable, along with all packaging used in shipping to us.
- They also use water based inks for Litho Printing where possible.

Our dedicated team on the Plain Arts Committee are constantly looking at additional environmentally friendly options that might be possible to add in the near or not to distant future. We can all do out bit to help save the planet and the environment, however that may be.


100% Green Web Hosting Provider For Plain Arts
In 2017 ‘Krystal’ became one of the first web hosting companies to be powered by 100% renewable energy - no vague carbon offsets, just a direct relationship between their datacentre and Ecotricity to power the facility with energy generated by 100% renewable sources. They use 100% renewable electricity from sources like the sun, wind and sea.

Plain Arts are proud to be associated with Krystal, and as such we are happy to announce that our website is now being powered by 100% renewable energy.
For additional information please see here. https://krystal.uk/green

The team on the Plain Arts Committee are constantly looking at additional environmentally friendly options to add to the services we provide to our members.

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A GUIDE FOR ARTISTS - Greening Arts Practice
As we become aware of the effects of the climate crisis, of other urgent threats to the environment, and of the wider impact of unsustainable growth on our lives, artists and arts organisations are increasingly looking for ways to address these issues through their creative and working practices. Chrysalis Arts began to adopt a more ethical approach to the company’s working methods and artistic practice in 2007, and, where possible, has always tried to apply this holistically, from the artistic projects and programmes we develop through to our use of ethical suppliers and service providers.

To read more - follow the link HERE



BLMBlack Lives Matter at Plain Arts

In response to the important and powerful anti racism protests and tragic events of the last weeks, Plain Arts stands in solidarity for change and is committed to cultivating a deeper awareness and understanding of how we can support BLM and stand for equality.  Plain Arts recognise that racism and inequalities are not only in the streets but also in the institutional and structural systems, and within ourselves. 
We are listening and learning how we can be part of positive and lasting change. Social change is a marathon not a sprint and one we do together. We are committed to be part of developing an inclusive art sector and believe everybody should have equal access and rights to the benefits and experiences of art and creativity.


Below are some resources as a starting point we are learning from:

https://blacklivesmatter.com
https://www.sariweb.org.uk
https://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk
https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-ibram-x-kendi-on-how-to-be-an-antiracist/
https://www.tate.org.uk/art/online-guide/responses-tates-collection-our-bame-network
https://firstsite.uk/online-studio/post/super-black-in-discussion/

There are also lots of great books that are on the bestseller lists.


 

IMG 1312If you’re concerned that you may be infected with the virus there is a 111 Online Coronavirus Service which will help you determine whether you need to seek further help. 

This can be found at: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19