Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema has set out to become one of the most environmentally friendly arts facilities in the UK. With its very own ‘Green Team’ in tow, the cinema seeks to build on its existing commitment to sustainability, as well as its on-going action to minimise its carbon and environmental impacts.
The eco-friendly decision coincides with the cinema’s recent partnership with its long term property management partner, Sanderson Weatherall, who has joined forces to implement carbon reduction measures that will come into place alongside the cinema’s upcoming £1.3m expansion.
Tyneside’s ‘Green Team’ was formed with the purpose of engaging both staff and customers about the cinema’s environmental initiatives, whilst creating and implementing new ideas to drive change across the organisation. The cinema’s achievement of a 2-star Industry Green certification in 2012/13 signifies the cinema’s commitment to its environmental activities and they believe they can do even more to tackle environmental issues whilst boosting the local economy with their expansion.