Tools for making cultural works more sustainable

Here, you will find a selection of helpful tools and tips that will make the planning and execution of cultural projects more sustainable and reduce your carbon footprint. Over the last few years, the international film industry has developed several initiatives and approaches to this end. The recommended measures are summarised in checklists, guidelines, handbooks and digital information platforms. Many of these tips and recommendations for best practice can also be applied to cultural projects that fall outside the realm of film.

Tools & Best Practice

Preserving resources: tips and websites

From the script to post-production – carefully planning the production in advance has a positive impact on resource consumption and the environment. It saves time and makes sense from an economic perspective, regardless of the cultural sector you’re working in. Every little change you make counts. For example, this could mean using electric, CNG or hybrid vehicles; avoiding air travel and using public transport; using LED lights; eating a meal made from local ingredients, plated on compostable tableware; and sorting waste on site. Below, you will find general information and useful tips and links on how to use resources more sparingly.

Do you know of other tips and providers?

We look forward to receiving your input and tips on sustainable practices. If we like your suggestion, we’d be happy to add it to our website.

Background knowledge

In this section, you will find a wide selection of publications, thematic dossiers, talks and podcasts on sustainability in cultural works. The content is updated on an ongoing basis and you are welcome to suggest additional material.

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Responsible organizations

The following organizations are responsible for Sustainable Arts:


About Sustainable Arts

Sustainable Arts shows the ways and possibilities of sustainable cultural creation in Switzerland.