GSA Sustainability is an umbrella title for the work done within Glasgow School of Art to engage students, staff and the wider artistic community of Glasgow to address issues of sustainability. We aim to enable positive action to challenge climate change in Glasgow’s creative community.
It is currently run through two entities: the Sustainability in Action Group (SiAG) and the Radial project.
Sustainability in Action Group
Since 2009, SiAG has brought together staff and students to act on environmental, social and ethical issues at the GSA. We feed into GSA policy, support student and staff groups and provide funding for projects and ideas. There is a full-time Sustainability Coordinator who helps organise and deliver actions by students and staff. Whatever your interest, contact us for support, John or 0141 353 4652.
See the events page for our next SiAG group meeting. All staff and students welcome.
The Radial project is funded by Zero Waste Scotland and will be creatively and organically working with student volunteers from across the city to tackle the issues of recycling, food waste and reuse. We have a dedicated volunteer programme which students can enrol in – more information on this will be available in the coming months. Contact project coordinators Daniel, Andy and Grace for more information.
This short manifesto helps to define the team’s priorities:
- To assist carbon reduction at the GSA and within Glasgow’s creative community through creative energy and waste reduction.
- To motivate the re-use of waste in creative and innovative ways.
- To empower individuals to use and develop their environmental consciousness.
- To practice ecological thinking and design within our own workflow.
We will have a number of voluntary opportunities throughout the year.
Artists using Resources in the Community
ARC ran from December 2013 to March 2015 and was funded by the Climate Challenge Fund
The project worked across the GSA and with local creative practitioners, reducing the effect of their practice on the environment. You can read more on the results here