The carbon footprint and impact upon biodiversity of the music therapy profession

Elizabeth Coombes, Rebecca Sayers

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gynhadleddPosteradolygiad gan gymheiriaid


Many governments around the world have declared a Climate Emergency. A wide range of organisations, including those focusing on the arts, healthcare and education are working towards sustainability goals. These are being actioned by identifying key areas to investigate and cut carbon footprints (Badiali et. al., 2019; PHW, n.d; Sidford and Frasz, 2016; USW, 2020). As music therapists and music therapy providers, what areas of our work have a carbon footprint and an impact on biodiversity? How can we practice in the most environmentally responsible way?
This poster focuses on the areas of transportation, resources, and procurement. It will give examples of the carbon footprint and/or risk to biodiversity of various aspects of the provision of music therapy. At the same time, it will offer suggestions as to potential solutions leading to a greener music therapy, suggestions that may disturb and stimulate discourse as to the future of our profession. Elements explored will include:
● how practitioners and those administering music therapy services travel to work
● the broader picture of energy consumption by music therapy organisations including administration and session delivery
● musical instrument purchase and production
● accessing CPD trainings or events and materials

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 6 Meh 2022
DigwyddiadThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference: Music Therapy in Progress: Please Disturb - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Y Deyrnas Unedig
Hyd: 8 Meh 202212 Meh 2022


CynhadleddThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference
Gwlad/TiriogaethY Deyrnas Unedig
Cyfeiriad rhyngrwyd

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