BritainUSA Homepage Artist David Mach created this public sculpture in Kingston upon Thames from old telephone boxes. The Senedd, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay Scottish wind farm. Liam Neeson, actor from Northern Ireland.
 Britain's official website for the USA
 
  Click here for a print-friendly version of this page. Print Version | Ambassador's Greeting | Contact Us | Site Map | Job Postings | Email Alerts
Visas and Visiting the UK
Passport and Consular Services
Newsroom
Britain in the US
FAQs
UK/US Relations
Business
UK Science and Innovation
Study in the UK
British Foreign Policy
UK Devolved Administrations
All about Britain
Britain for Kids
BritainUSA Home > Newsroom > New on Site

British Council Participates in the National Summit on the Arts and Environment
British Council USA, Washington, DC, 7/22/2008

Recently,  British Council USA staff in Washington, DC, were invited to observe the National Summit on the Arts and Environment, hosted by Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Americans for the Arts and the Aspen Institute in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton. 

The British Council was the only international body represented at this policy-making gathering, which explored ways arts professionals and creative communities grow and prosper in concert with technology, the economy and the environment.

Co-chaired by the Honorable Norman Mineta (former US secretary of Transportation), the summit convened more than 20 national thought leaders in business, community development, the arts and the environment to help address and resolve environmental issues. Companies from diverse backgrounds included the Alliance to Save Energy, General Motors, National Building Museum, Mayors' Institute on City Design, Discovery Communications and more.

Some of the key recommendations from the day included encouraging the development of institutional vision and goals that integrate environmental practices within arts organizations, creating linkages with other community environmental resources and advocating for the creation of new pools of money for arts and environment projects from public and philanthropic sectors.  Smaller-scale ideas included encouraging event attendees to carpool to events, encouraging mass transportation options, and offering guidelines to artists to ensure they make touring as "green" as possible.

Notes to editors :

More details about discussion topics, participants and action points can be found online at the Wolf Trap website.

Contact the British Council for more information on its work in the arts and environment. 

For media inquiries, please contact Carrie Annand at the British Council.

Kids Section
Great new Kids Section
About Us | Accessibility | Feedback | User Information | Email this page | pdf Reader
The Royal Coat of Arms
This site is produced and maintained by the British Embassy in Washington DC. We assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed in the site. Links to other Internet sites from this site should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.