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A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre by Ellen E. Jones

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Chapter 2

Understanding the Assessment Process

Assessing Environmental Impact

Now that your organization has selected an initial vision for its environmental sustainability initiative, it is time to start refining the idea by developing objectives and strategies. It might be easier to take actions listed in Coco’s Guide to Being Green and assume you have improved operational practices. However, to be able to quantify the difference in environmental impact once strategies are in place, that initial assessment or baseline audit is needed. This initial assessment identifies current practices and depending on the style of audit chosen may provide actual weights, measures, and costs.

Audits require an overview of operational areas because many aspects ...

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