Tatenbank – the action platform for greater sustainability in culture

Ecology and climate
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To ensure that sustainability does not get forgotten in day-to-day cultural practice, useful tools, concise knowhow and inspiring examples at the interface of culture and sustainability are called for.

Many of these already exist, but collecting the associated information, studying it and drawing the appropriate conclusions requires time. With “Tatenbank” – a play on the words “Datenbank” (database) and “Taten” (deeds) –, the association Vert le Futur, Switzerland’s central action platform for more sustainability in culture, is taking a vital step in this direction.

The aim is to give practitioners from all arts and culture disciplines easy access to tools, methods, practical examples and knowhow that enable them to make their daily practice more sustainable and less resource-consuming, and so reduce any harmful ecological impact of their activities to a minimum without thereby impairing their artistic freedom.

The inspirational contributions on the action platform are produced in collaboration with cultural practitioners, who are then responsible for the implementation of the sustainability measures. All content is researched and curated by an interdisciplinary team of individuals at the interface of culture and sustainability. Users can be assured that everything they find on “Tatenbank” has been checked by experts.

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“Tatenbank” was initiated and implemented by Vert le Futur, an association for sustainable culture. The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia supports “Tatenbank” as a pioneering project in the fields events and work tools for ecology and climate.  

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