Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance Award Shortlist

Award Shortlist

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a Climate Award in partnership with The Happy Museum Project and Culture Declares Emergency for our work on environmental sustainability, as part of the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance Awards.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated for an award for our hard work in this field.” Says Courtyard Operations Manager Phil Pearcy, “Art and culture are at the forefront of generating awareness to the Climate Emergency and we are fortunate that there are guides to help us with good practice such as The Theatre Green Book. Hopefully we can use our experience to help accelerate other local businesses on their own journeys to net zero.”

Our commitment to environmental sustainability

In 2018 we joined forces with other arts and cultural organisations in the UK and Herefordshire Council to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency. We pledged to work with and support local communities, council, and stakeholders in urgently tackling this Climate Emergency, and called upon others to do the same.

We have also been working alongside Julie’s Bicycle and are part of their initiative working with Arts Council England to develop plans for greener, cleaner, more sustainable arts projects across the country.

Over the past 12 months, we have improved our waste management, working with Pedicargo to ensure greater separation for recycling and maintain zero to landfill. We have also installed solar panels on the roof which now generates 20% of our own electricity, rolled out green riders to visiting companies, implemented Smart Water Management Systems across the building and have partnered with Beryl Bikes to encourage cycling to the venue.

Solar panels, a tree and a row of Beryl Bikes outside The Courtyard

In spring 2022, we joined ‘30 for 2030’ an initiative that forms part of the Greener Footprints campaign launched by the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Action Partnership. The initiative saw 30 private, public and third sector employers in Herefordshire pledge to track their progress and achievements along the way to net zero emissions by 2030.

We work with our staff, stewards, and audience members to explore ways of decreasing our carbon footprint, through an Eco Group, staff training, Carbon Literacy and initiatives such as Good Journey.

Find out more about our commitment to environmental sustainability. 

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance is the sole organisation for creative health across England. The organisation works with its 5800 members to connect and empower change makers, amplify critical initiatives, and conduct research that evidences critical systemic change opportunities.