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Arcola

Arcola is one of the most respected arts venues in the UK and also the leading light of environmental best practice in the theatre industry. Their far-reaching sustainability programme, ‘Future Arcola’, will transform the theatre into a hub for art, science, community and business, delivering practical approaches to sustainable living. The vision includes creating an incubator for the development of sustainable technologies, organising ‘Green Sunday’ events for the local community, and notably constructing a new eco-theatre, expanding on the existing venue.

By employing sustainable construction techniques, and with plans to install on-site renewable power generation, Future Arcola with be an ultra-low carbon venue and an example of sustainable management. To compensate for unavoidable travel emissions during the build, Arcola Theatre have chosen to offset their emissions with Carbon Retirement.  Ben Todd, Executive Director of Arcola, said, “The debate around carbon offsetting has taken a step forward with the introduction of Carbon Retirement...If you really can’t eliminate it, retire it.”

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What people say

  • "This might just be the world's first truly ethical offseting scheme."

    John Grant, Author of The Green Marketing Manifesto
  • "I have never been a fan of carbon offsetting but Carbon Retirement is different"

    Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR Alliance Boots
  • "I have long thought European Allowances were the best alternative to offsets"

    Joseph Romm, Former environment advisor to Bill Clinton
  • "Carbon Retirement is an innovative idea that has clear differentiation in the market"

    Jo Hill, Unltd.
  • “We benefit from Carbon Retirement's innovative and responsible approach to carbon offsetting.”

    Adam Black, Head of Sustainability Doughty Hanson

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