Low Carbon Devon Creative Industries

Low Carbon Devon is supporting the creative industries by offering:

  • Research to assist in the development of a practice, process, product or service within the low carbon agenda.
  • Free events, symposia and workshops to learn about the circular economy or reducing carbon emissions.
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate by featuring on our creative industries LCD map.
  • Creative practice – could you engage others by telling the story of how your enterprise is engaging with the low carbon agenda?

We are researching the low carbon practices of creative industries and asking, what are the narratives of low carbon and how can we take action for positive change. 

Dr Emma Whittaker is researching how Devon’s creative industries, from design to heritage, from to audio-visual arts to publishing etc, are engaging with climate change, carbon emissions and the broader environmental impact of their enterprise.
Please complete our sustainability survey and tell us what you do and the support you need.
Your response will contribute to research at University of Plymouth supporting the creative industries to reduce their carbon emissions, address their environmental impact and communicate the issues. 
Put your creative industry on the map!

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Our initiatives

Green Maker Initiative

The Green Maker Initiative (GMI) is a free initiative, supported by ERDF Low Carbon Devon, University of Plymouth, MAKE Southwest and Arts Council England, that helps makers reduce the environmental impact of their practice.

Creatives who sign up for the Green Maker Initiative will be featured on a giant map on the walls of the gallery, plotting Southwest makers who are actively engaged in reducing their environmental impact. Any makers who sign up to the Green Maker Initiative are invited to come and put themselves on the map, promote their business and their green approach.

Makers and the making of the map will be documented in photography and film and will form part of a book about the Green Maker Initiative edited by Dr Emma Whittaker and Polly Macpherson, EDRF Low Carbon Devon, University of Plymouth. The map will be on display for a week following the GMI event.

Find out more on the MAKE Southwest website.

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Low Carbon Devon - Creative Industries past events

Catch up on previous Creative Industries events

Mission Possible: Art and Enterprise for a Zero Carbon World
The climate emergency needs action now! Can art be a catalyst for climate action?

Low Carbon Devon | Creative Practices that Tread Lightly on the Earth Workshop
Are you a maker, designer, crafts person, artist, creative? Do you want to turn your concern for climate emergency into a positive change in your work

Creative Commissions Workshop
A Green Minds, Plymouth County Council Mobility Hubs and University of Plymouth Low Carbon Devon event.