MED THEATRE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

How we care for our environment

Throughout the past 30 years as an organisation, MED Theatre has been dedicated to exploring the environment and educating local communities on how they can best help to preserve and protect our National Park, the nearby coastal landscape and waters, the animals we share our environment with and the world as a whole.

To increase positive environmental impacts, MED Theatre endeavour to source all of the products we buy from local makers and retailers to reduce food and import miles.

We encourage/organise car shares between staff, participants and volunteers to events wherever possible and practical.

We aim to set a good example to the young people who come through our doors by having a clearly labelled recycling bin system and by staff evidencing limited plastic usage in our own consumptions.

MED Theatre use the electricity provider Bulb who say “We provide our members with 100% renewable electricity from solar, wind and hydro. Plus, our gas is 100% carbon neutral. 10% is green gas produced from renewable sources like food or farm waste. And we offset the rest of the gas we supply by supporting carbon reduction projects around the world.”

THE ENVIRONMENT IN PERFORMANCE

Over the years, MED Theatre have produced a variety of performance projects that tackle issues surrounding our environment and humanities treatment of it.

These include our young people’s film THE WOOD (commissioned by Plantlife) and community plays ROCKS, THE COAST and HOT AIR.

You can find out more about all of these projects and others by visiting our projects page.

MED Theatre is currently working on a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project – Dartmoor, Devon and World War Two. Elements of this project will explore the ways in which our current Climate Crisis and the reactions to it compare to the extreme case of rationing and alterations made to agriculture in rural Devon during World War Two.

If you would like to know more about this project and how you can get involved please contact education@medtheatre.co.uk.

Earth Day - LEtters of LOVE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

April 22nd 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
 
Culture Declares Emergency launched their ‘Letters To the Earth’ scheme in 2019, but in light of the 2020 global pandemic this was renamed to ‘Letters of Love in a Time of Crisis’.
MED Theatre submitted a letter which was chosen as one of 50 to be live-streamed on the #LettersToTheEarth website.