Sustainability is central to everything we do at Lighthouse, and it is vital that we continually assess and improve our policies and practices to ensure that Lighthouse remains as sustainable as possible.
Our current policies and practices include:
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Encouraging sustainable travel – Lighthouse is just a short walk from Poole train station and both the national and local bus stations. There is an EV charging point located outside Lighthouse on Kingland Road and in early 2023, a Spoke Safe cycle hub opened in The Dolphin Centre, making cycling to Lighthouse more secure than ever.
- Limiting paper wastage by encouraging customers to opt for free e-tickets.
- Recycling bins distributed throughout the building.
- In 2022 we launched our new website – the new site is far more efficient, using less servers and therefore requiring less energy.
- Where possible, using local food and drink suppliers for our cafe and bars. Current suppliers include Dorset Tea, Jessica’s Farmhouse Cakes, Palmers Brewery, and Purbeck Ice Cream.
- In early 2023, Volvo Cars Poole were announced as the Official Energy Partner of Lighthouse. The partnership was designed to raise awareness of the sustainable practices in place at Lighthouse and financially support the replacement of the traditional tungsten lighting in our Theatre with energy efficient LED lighting.
"From encouraging sustainable travel and launching a new website that uses fewer servers, to encouraging customers to use e-tickets and a rolling programme of upgrading to LED lights, sustainability is a cornerstone of our thinking and actions. Artists and arts organisations alike can play a major role in how our industry understands, communicates, and tackles environmental issues and Lighthouse is committed to working to reduce its impact on the climate crisis across the organisation."
Elspeth McBain, Chief Executive, Lighthouse