The Carbon Footprint and Impact upon biodiversity of the Music Therapy Profession

Elizabeth Coombes, Becca Sayers

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The world is facing a Climate Emergency. At the moment the impact is being felt primarily by those who are contributing least to carbon footprint through resource use, but climate change is recognised as 'the most significant threat to the health of humanity on a global scale'(NHS Wales p.6). A wide range of organisations including those focussing on the arts, healthcare and education, are working towards sustainability goals. This poster seeks to explore aspects of music therapy practice as well as reporting on a small scale research project, drawing to the attention of the profession changes that can be made to reduce the carbon imprint of music therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2022
EventThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference: Music Therapy in Progress: Please Disturb - Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 202212 Jun 2022


ConferenceThe 12th European Music Therapy Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • music therapy
  • Carbon footprint
  • climate emergency
  • Sustainability


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