Sydney Opera House made a video in collaboration with performers ‘Dirt Girl’ and ‘Costa’ explaining the carbon footprint of their show, ‘Get Grubby the Musical’, presented at Sydney Opera House in January 2016. The video also explores how kids can help to reduce their carbon footprint at home. To offset the emissions resulting from the Get Grubby the Musical, the Opera House planted 1000 native Australian trees on Earth Day in April 2016. This model of carbon neutral kids productions with educational resources and activities will be expanded in 2017, with the goal of the Kids & Families program being totally carbon neutral in 2019. Bridgette Van Leuven, the Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning said: ‘Climate Change will most effect the young audiences of our shows. We believe it is our responsibility to creatively engage and educate children about climate change and lead by example to demonstrate how we can all make a difference to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’
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