Let’s make Travelling Gallery greener!
At the beginning of lockdown Travelling Gallery's 13 year old generator broke and needed both extensive and expensive very repairs. As a team we saw this as an opportunity to action a key aim in our Environmental Action Plan: to reduce our carbon production. Replacing our generator with a new carbon-efficient model will not only reduce our emissions but be a more compact, lighter, quieter, efficient and modern model!
Travelling Gallery is committed to actively reducing our carbon emissions and we work closely with venues to find creative solutions to plug in to a mains source of electricity rather than use the generator. However our vision is a nation in which everybody has the opportunity to experience and engage in the arts, and this means there are some locations where a generator is necessary. For example town centres like Cumnock, Birnam and Annan, or rural schools such as Kinlochbervie, Fettercairn and Shieldaig.
Our new generator will reduce our power output from 12kVA to 8kVA and ensure maximum efficiency by running according to the load demand, e.g. only powering what's switched on and necessary. Ultimately, a new, more efficient, generator would allow us a 25% reduction in our power consumption by varying its output and only powering what is necessary.
We want to reopen Travelling Gallery, post Covid-19, as a greener more sustainable organisation. This inspiring project will help embed environmental sustainability into our organisation and allow us to increase our reach and deliver our creative programme to your community.
Travelling Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in a bus, it is a national service with the exceptional ability to reach communities and people across Scotland. Founded in 1978, our function and core mission is to take our exciting and experimental programme to every part of Scotland, allowing access and learning for all.
From Lerwick to Dumfries and Stornoway to Dunbar, Travelling Gallery continues its quest to give schools and communities the opportunity to engage, participate and experience high quality contemporary art on their own doorstep.
Please support us so that we can bring a greener Travelling Gallery to you!