About ACMI

ACMI and the environment

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About the Green Team

We adopt practical greener alternatives throughout the organisation and actively promote responsible environmental management among our staff, volunteers, stakeholders, partners, clients and suppliers.

    Organisational engagement

    Our Green Team has been established for staff and volunteers to directly contribute to a reduction in the organisation’s environmental impact, while assisting in education, engagement and accountability. They are responsible for championing environmental sustainability throughout the organisation and supports the development and implementation of project and plans across all units, teams, and staff members. They also support to work groups in developing action plans, researching potential projects, evaluation and reporting.

      Examples of Green Team initiatives

      • Producing education programs that promote environmental sustainability
      • Partnering with the Environmental Film Festival Australia
      • Supporting the Sustainable Living Festival
      • Actively engaging with Green Museums Australia
      • Creating initiatives to encourage staff to live more sustainably at work and at home
      • Participating in Business Clean Up Australia Day

      Merri Creek Planting Day, approximately 320 indigenous plants including silky blue grass, spiny-headed matt rush, wattles and tree-violets were planted.

      Green initiatives in resources and operations

      • We use water saving technology in our toilets such as waterless urinals and we’ve introduced a rainwater supply to flushable public toilets at our Fed Square site
      • We use Who Gives a Crap toilet paper
      • Food and organic waste recycling exists within our office spaces and as part of on-site restaurant, ACMI Café + Bar with waste product fed into Fed Square’s biogas plant
      • We track our environmental impact including electricity, gas, paper usage, water and waste and benchmark against KPIs for reduced usage
      • We collaborate with Fed Square as part of the Greener Building Program
      • We endeavour to source environmentally sustainable materials for use in our exhibition displays. Where exhibition display materials cannot be re-purposed for future use they are recycled, donated to community and regional galleries around Victoria via the Museum Accreditation Program, or otherwise disposed of responsibly. We re-use a modular wall system to reduce waste during exhibition changeovers and minimise environmental damage by using low-VOC paints, low emission MDF etc.
      • We use 100% recycled office paper and printing is automatically set to double-sided
      • Major printing is supplied through providers with world’s best Environmental Management System Accreditation

      Green initiatives in technology

      • Powered technology in our exhibition spaces is programmed for automatic shut down
      • Virtualisation Technology is used extensively to reduce the number of physical servers required
      • All office computer replacements are at least Energy Star 5.0 Compliant with 90% efficiency power supplies
      • Computers and mobile phones are recycled
      • We reduce road and air couriering of digital assets by using a secure FTP site to transfer large files