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Greening the Street
The Street’s commitment to sustainability encompasses programming, purchasing, asset and building management as well as behavioural considerations.
We operate within the following clearly-defined principles to ensure that The Street is run in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.
- The Street complies with all applicable legislation and requirements.
- The Street works with artsACT to manage assets and the building in line with ACT Government’s Sustainable Energy Policy.
- We aim to reduce, where appropriate, all printed material produced by The Street
- We actively encourage people to receive emails rather than letters, brochures and flyers.
- We actively encourage people to visit our website for information rather than relying on printed material.
- We actively encourage people to distribute information electronically rather than in print.
- We ensure all our air conditioning (gas and electric) are on timers and attached to discrete spaces.
- We seek to minimise unnecessary travel.
- We require all our creative, production, and administration teams to reduce wastage of power and resources, and to reuse existing stock.
- We recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, polystyrene, batteries, lightbulbs, electrical equipment, wood and steel.
- We ensure our sets and costumes are locally sourced from repurposed materials and where possible re-used to minimise carbon footprint.
Conscious of keeping waste to a minimum we use waste management services to take care of our recycling needs where possible. Below is a list of our recycling arrangements.
Paper Recycling – Suez Environment
Cardboard Recycling – JJ Richards
Co-mingled Recycling – Suez Environment
Used Cooking Oil – Waste Away
Toner Cartridge Disposal – Close The Loop
Battery Recycling – Suez Environment
Fluorescent Tube + Light Globe Recycling – Suez Environment
Our public bathrooms have water systems with a high water conservation rating and sensor lighting is a feature of our artist/work bathrooms attached to Street Three. 2015 saw the upgrade of foyer lighting stock to energy efficient LEDs.