Genesis Baroque has a strong commitment to environmentally sustainable practice, and we believe that the arts can play an important role in developing a compassionate and thoughtful relationship with our world. We believe that we have an opportunity not only to minimise our carbon footprint, but to give back actively and be part of constructive and meaningful change.

To this end, Genesis Baroque has a number of sustainable practice approaches including:

  • Donation of 2% of ticket sales to Trust for Nature to reduce our net carbon footprint;
  • Programs and season brochures printed on 100% recycled, FSC certified, carbon neutral paper (thanks to Complete Colour printing);
  • Communication with supporters and audience members via email, e-news, and social media;
  • Recycling and reusing materials wherever possible;
  • Prioritising partnerships with other organisations who have a strong sustainability focus (such as artists Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison);
  • Encouragement and support of sustainable practice with ensemble members;
  • Exploration and adoption of new sustainable technologies wherever possible.

Trust for Nature is one of Australia’s oldest conservation organisations whose goal is to protect and restore places in Victoria where wildlife and native plants can thrive. They do this for the benefit of future generations by working now with private landholders, volunteers, government agencies and others with similar vision. Over the last 45 years, Trust for Nature has secured 100,000 hectares of habitat on private land forever – places that are home to some of our rarest species such as the Helmeted Honeyeater, Victoria’s critically endangered bird emblem.

Trust for Nature was established in 1972 through the Victorian Conservation Trust Act. This enabled people to contribute permanently to nature conservation by donating land or money to a not-for-profit organisation with a specific focus on private land. Since then, the Trust has negotiated more than 1,400 covenants and so protected more than 62,000 hectares. In addition, government funding and public donations have enabled Trust for Nature to purchase more than 40 properties which have been converted to conservation reserves covering more than 35,000 hectares.

You can read more about Trust for Nature and their vital conservation work here.