At the Festival of the Sea, we want to Reduce - Reuse – Recycle; and work with you – our audience, our partners and suppliers - to encourage good practice.

We will create space for discussion and debate: join Simon Preston on Thursday 15 July for the Sustainability Debate.

We will present work which explores sustainability themes – look out for Lempen Theatre’s Fisherman and his Wife made in partnership with the Marine Conservation Society and touring to local schools, and Autin Dance’s Out of the Deep Blue this year.

Walk the Plank has previously worked with Julie’s Bicycle, gaining a 4* Creative Green award for other events. With the Culture House, we plan to use similar strategies for this Festival to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions: from carbon literacy training for our volunteers to reducing our travel and transport needs.

What YOU can do to make a difference this year:

  • Walk, cycle or use public transport to visit the festival – audience travel in cars is the most significant element of the carbon footprint of any festival.
  • Use the WWF Carbon Footprint calculator to assess your environmental impact and take steps to reduce it.
  • Check out the Climate Change Mythbuster in St James Square – and explore some commonly held misbeliefs.
  • Take part in our online debate about the fishing industry and sustainable practices in the seafood sector.
  • Eat less meat
If you would like to become one of our Carbon Literacy trained volunteers for 2022, please GET IN TOUCH