Green is the New Black

Green is the new black | Dia Art Foundation’s latest eco plans are a reminder of how it has always been a beacon of sustainability

Since its founding 50 years ago, the organisation has championed several environmentally friendly principles through its programme and building projects

New UN partnership signed in Venice places visual arts sector at heart of climate battle

The initiative has made the recently formed Art Charter for Climate Action (ACCA) an official pillar of a UN alliance striving to enact environmental action across the world

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How an art centre in a former power station is harnessing the word ‘no’ to help save the planet

Germany’s E-Werk Luckenwalde, which seeks to be environmentally friendly in all aspects of its work, is hosting a festival that highlights the wide-ranging potential of restraint

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Among the seemingly endless round of biennials, eco-minded Klima Biennale in Vienna offers something genuinely new

Austrian capital is working with a local and international artists to provide some fresh perspectives on confronting the world’s environmental crises

The latest exhibition at England's Baltic sets a whole new bar for showing art in a climate crisis

Stepping Softly on the Earth embodies the themes of sustainability and interconnectedness both in its theme and how it has been put together

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At last, institutions join forces to take environmental action

Major events in London and Tokyo signal a much-needed shift in the conversation around museums and growth, and a move towards significant practical action

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'Like an art world bike hire scheme': how a packaging rental service plans to slash industry emissions

The initiative was created by the UK-based company Roxbox, which has developed a range of reusable shipping crates to tackle waste

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Reopening the flood gates: series of films and exhibitions in UK mark 70 years since deadly storm surge in North Sea

The threat posed by rising sea levels to coastlines is explored across commissions and shows in east London, Southend and Cornwall

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Jetting away with it: the challenge of parting the super-rich from their private planes

A lack of legislation to deter private flying is hampering efforts to convince the art world's elite to kick the habit

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Who exactly is the Hayward Gallery's environment-themed summer blockbuster for?

At this pressing stage of the climate crisis, the London show seems to address our ecological emergency in the spirit of an earlier era

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Tomás Saraceno invites wildlife into London's Serpentine Galleries for sustainable solar-powered show

A gallery wall has been removed to invite creatures from the park outside to roam the space

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Curators in the climate crisis: who are the new museum hires turning art institutions green?

From the Serpentine Galleries to the Sainsbury Centre, in the UK and beyond, institutions have hired designated directors to head up matters environmental

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Haroon Mirza and Mat Collishaw launch NFT projects in the wake of Ethereum’s eco-upgrade

The switch to a more sustainable blockchain system is encouraging artists to experiment with the collaborative potential of NFTs

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Gallery Climate Coalition discourages potential greenwashing by members

Partners of the organisation are now rewarded for adhering to its decarbonising and emission-cutting guidelines

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Skeletal trees and birds boiled for oil: Ingela Ihrman's duo of UK shows probe humanity's fraught relationship with nature

At the Eden Project in Cornwall, the Swedish artist has allowed a felled tree to decompose, while at London's Gasworks, she investigates the unsettling history of the oilbird

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The evergreen use of trees in art: just how sustainable is the greenery in our homes and museums?

While seemingly sustainable on the surface, arboreal art requires long-term planning and care to be impactful

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Are art fairs going green at last? We break down how Frieze and Art Basel measure up on sustainability

From recycling carpets to shipping booth walls across oceans, the industry's biggest trade events are striving to clean up their act—but are they doing enough?

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Art collectors listen up—here's how you can actually reduce your carbon footprint (while continuing to buy work)

As the art market’s prime players, collectors' choices are of utmost importance in improving our industry

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Carbon offsetting is just another form of greenwashing—and the art world must stop pretending otherwise

Rather than hoping for a magic fix to neutralise our emissions, it is more realistic to fund projects that involve direct and strategic impact

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The art industry needs a genuine sea change—in the shipping sense

Transporting an artwork by ship can reduce its carbon impact by up to 95% compared to air freight

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Building with rubbish and fighting fish farming: How artists are leading the charge to combat the climate crisis

In matters environmental, artists have long been the driving force to reforming the sector

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Green is the New Black: a new column spotlighting the movers and shakers making the art world more environmentally sustainable

From industry-wide coalitions to individual initiatives, our correspondent Louisa Buck looks at how the art industry is responding to our climate and ecological crisis

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