Cornwall Film Festival Environmental policy statement

The Cornwall Film Festival is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.  The organisation accepts responsibility for the harmful effects its operations have on both the local and global environment and is committed to reducing them.

The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:

  • The Cornwall Film Festival will meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the organisation.
  • The organisation will implement a training program for its staff to raise awareness of environmental issues and enlist their support in improving the organisations performance.
  • To adopt and aim to apply the principles of ‘sustainability’ – that is, working in a way, which meets the needs of the present, without compromising the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • To minimise the use of all materials, supplies, and energy, and, wherever possible, to use renewable or recyclable materials and components.
  • Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its customers and suppliers.
  • Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • To use low carbon transport options, when available and use an accredited program to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities.

In Projects

Project Objective

 

Project Target
Encourage car sharing/sustainable travel practises by project staff. For all Project Management Group Meetings, booked car parking spaces will be restricted to at least 50% of cohort attending a
Reduction in travel mileage – staff All Project Management Group Meetings will be held in a venue which minimises travel mileage by attendees.
Reduction in travel mileage – participants Use of venues/consideration of timings of sessions to best match public transport schedules.
Reduction of environmental impact via the use of paperless/electronic promotional materials The partnership will included the use of electronic/paperless means of promoting the project via the use of Facebook, twitter, e-mail marketing, websites and on-line press releases.
Electronic project documents All key project documents will be disseminated across the partnership electronically via email.  Thus reducing the reliance on paper and postal services.
On-line/distance learning project delivery method The project will deliver a minimum of 2 modules via on-line/distance learning methods.
All staff will be encouraged to attend environmental awareness courses/provided with an opportunity to raise their awareness of sustainability issues A minimum of one member of staff for each delivery partner will attend/undertaken this activity.
Highlight sustainability issues within teaching and learning where suitable. Sustainability will be highlighted in social science options and via the environment and sustainable living programme to participants.
Re-use/recycled of teaching, learning and support materials where possible. Many of the modules delivered as part of the project will be run more than once during the project lifetime.  This will enable teaching and learning resources to be re-used/recycled.