Creative Climate Tools

New Carnival Company, photo by Tracy Curtis 2022

Creative Climate Tools

Measure your impacts with the Creative Climate Tools, developed by Julie’s Bicycle for the creative community.
Since their launch in 2009, over 2,000 organisations in 43 countries worldwide have used the Creative Climate Tools (CC Tools).
The CC Tools is a free carbon calculator designed to help organisations to record, measure and understand the impacts of their venue, office, tour, project,  event or festival. They allow users to track a range of different impact areas including energy use, water consumption, waste,  travel, freight and materials.

The tools also offer a Beyond Carbon survey which allows organisations to record what they do around sustainability, going beyond the basic carbon numbers. This survey is designed to double up as a checklist and encourage organisations to take further environmental actions in areas they may not have explored before.

As part of a recent development project funded by Arts Council England, a set of new features have been added for users to enjoy, including a Forecasting tool, a Return on Investment calculator, a Carbon Budget Setting feature and the opportunity to create your own custom footprint.

By adding your data, you will gain a better understanding of your environmental impact. The results of your footprint can inform your environmental strategy and organisational priorities. This emissions data can help support your decision-making and steer changes to ensure that effective climate action is taken. 

Culture is critical to the climate crisis. The cultural community is uniquely placed to inspire climate action and find the creative solutions we need. Add your data and contribute to the cultural community’s collective action on climate change.

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Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations

If you are you an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation or Investment Principle Support Organisation, find out more about reporting your data and the support on offer


Support on environmental reporting for NPOs
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Creative Climate Tools services:

We can adapt the CC Tools for organisations that want to support their members to reduce their environmental and carbon footprint.

As part of this, we can offer:

  • Support Services
  • Data verification
  • Online help desk and webinars
  • In-person events and workshops
  • Adaptation of our carbon and environmental calculator
  • Strategic advice on how to manage and operate a carbon and environmental calculator
Register your interest

If you’re an Arts Council England NPO, you can contact our support line via email.

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