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Yorkshire Dance gets its Bronze Award

by aprilskipp on January 26, 2017

One year ago, Yorkshire Dance started working alongside national environmental accreditation scheme ‘Investors in the Environment’ (IiE). IiE is designed to help organisations save both time and money, but most importantly reduce their impact on the environment.

As cited in the Yorkshire Dance Environmental Policy Yorkshire Dance aims to ensure that it carries out all its work with minimal impact on the environment. It is committed to reducing its energy use and its carbon footprint in all aspects of its operations.” Working with IiE allowed us to set achievable “eco” targets and establish a path of continual improvement to demonstrate that we are upholding this policy.

Good News! Thanks to a number of environmental developments, in January 2017 Yorkshire Dance achieved its BRONZE award.

Here are a few examples of what we did:

  • Switched to a new waste contractor who could provide us with a dry mixed recycling service (we could previously only recycle paper/card).
  • Established an improved recycling system throughout the main areas of the Yorkshire Dance building.
  • Displayed ‘Switch Off’ stickers on light switches to remind all building users to turn off lights.
  • Installed ‘save-a-flush’ bags to achieve low flush toilets.
  • Ensured efficient printer set up to reduce paper and ink consumption and purchased recycled paper for all office functions.
  • Encouraged staff to receive their payslips electronically.

…and many more!

Now that Yorkshire Dance is officially BRONZE, we can start to work towards our silver award! We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on what we’ll be doing in order to reach this next level.

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Yorkshire Dance is pleased to welcome Rosie Hay as our new Arts Administration Apprentice. Rosie joins the Facilities team and as part of her role will study towards a Level 3 Diploma in Community Arts Management.

Rosie has recently moved to Leeds after spending a year travelling. She has previously worked and volunteered for a range of arts organisations, including Museums Sheffield, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and the Natural History Museum.

Rosie has a particular interest in Events and Volunteer Management. She has previously been a Head Volunteer at Sheffield Doc/Fest and has completed an internship as the Volunteer Coordinator for Light Night, at Leeds City Council. She is a keen volunteer herself and during her travels had the opportunity to spend time volunteering on a New Zealand orchard.

This is Rosie’s first role within a dance organisation and she welcomes this new challenge.

“I love working in a creative environment and I’m excited to get more involved with Yorkshire Dance’s many projects. This role will enable me to build on my Front of House Administration skills and while studying towards my qualification, offers the chance to work in new areas such as Marketing and Project Management.”

Rosie is already doing a superb job and we are thrilled to have this much needed support in our Facilities Team.

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