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The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education EAUC leadership score card

Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

A Transformational Tool for the Education Sector – the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

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The Sustainability Leadership Scorecard is free to use for universities and colleges in the UK & Ireland. International educational users and other public sector organisations can also access with a small annual fee. Contact us for details.

Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

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EcoStage is an online initiative for the performing arts that embeds ecological thinking at the centre of the creative process, from start to finish. It is a go-to place for practical guidelines, ecological values and the exchange of knowledge. At its heart is a pledge: a public act of commitment to a set of ecological principles. These not only provide individuals with a personal framework for a greener practice but also help create the necessary collective momentum for sector-wide transformation. A place for exchange, shared learning, and mutual support.

Who is it for?

Everyone in the performing arts sector and beyond. All scales. All stages.

It answers a need for shared principles and joint objectives to use from the outset amongst the whole production team. It is for all sizes of company, types of production need and stages of career, wherever you are in your sustainability journey.

This pack includes a document designed by Mona Kastel, Ecoscenographer on how to be more sustainable in your practice. 

International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) Climate Collective

ITAC is proud to be working on ITAC IMPACT: Climate with our partners at the Community Arts Network (CAN).

The Climate Collective

ITAC has newly commissioned five teaching artists from around the world to design and deliver projects in their local communities that change beliefs and behaviours in relation to climate change.

Join this group of like minded teaching artists and share ideas and challenges of sustainability in practice. The group meets monthly. 

Federation of Scottish Theatre Key Issues Working Group: Environment

Strategy Aims and Development Themes

Phase 1 of the Strategy Development work (June – December 2020) focussed on consultation with the membership and sector, and sought to define needs, key issues and priorities for change. We are very grateful to all the Working Group participants for their contributions during this time. The impact of Covid-19 has been hard on the sector and amplified existing problems and challenges particularly in relation to the workforce. At the end of Phase 1 FST Members agreed to adopt the principles of a Wellbeing Economy – prioritising wellbeing and justice for people and nature at the heart of the strategy.

The sector strategy aims to strengthen the Theatre and Dance sector in Scotland for the benefit of audiences everywhere.
We will achieve this by developing activity in the following themes:

Wellbeing: prioritising fairness and wellbeing for people and nature

Access: championing equitable access to create, participate and engage in performance activity

Sustainable: making more effective and sustainable use of our resources

Partnership: nurturing greater collaboration and partnership working

NB: These aims are still in development and may continue to evolve in Phase 2.

Phase 2
March – September 2021

At the conclusion of Phase 2, we hope to have gathered further evidence and a deeper understanding of each of the themes that will help empower the sector to prioritise and set focused, and tangible, goals.

During this time development will focus on three types of activity to deepen learning and support our long-term goals/ actions:

Data/ information gathering and analysis

Sector capacity building through learning, sharing practice, skills development, collaboration

Advocacy through FST’s ongoing work in this area

Strategy Development Resources

To find and view the latest Strategy Development Resources simply click the button below.

Please note for some resources you will need to be logged into your FST Members account to download these.
If you have any issues accessing your account then please contact us at

Strategy Development Working Group

Strategy Development

Creative Carbon Scotland- Resources

Creative Carbon Scotland believes in the essential role of the arts, screen, cultural and creative industries in contributing to the transformational change to a more environmentally sustainable Scotland.

We work directly with individuals, organisations and strategic bodies engaged across cultural and sustainability sectors to harness the role of culture in achieving this change. Through year-round work and one-off projects, we combine strategic expertise and consultancy, bespoke carbon management training and guidance, and a range of programmes supporting the development of artistic practices that address sustainability and climate change.

Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting equality and diversity in all our work, events and recruitment processes. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change. We value the range of views and experiences that our team members, sector colleagues and all those we work with contribute to our thinking.

Get in touch to explore how we can collaborate, or if you are interested in supporting our work financially.


Education Scotland – Learning for Sustainability Awards

Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is a theme across learning within Scotland’s curriculum which enables learners, educators, education settings and their wider communities to build a socially-just, sustainable and equitable society. An effective whole school and community approach to LfS weaves together global citizenship, sustainable development education and outdoor learning to create coherent, rewarding and transformative learning experiences.

LfS is an entitlement for all learners within Curriculum for Excellence and is embedded within the professional standards for Scotland’s educators. It supports the development of knowledge, skills and values at the heart of the curriculum’s four capacities and supports engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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