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Wanas Strategic Sustainability Prez


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This is a presentation by myself, Stephanie Peterka, Mark Bannister and Jennifer Katan for the Wanas Foundation in the Skane region of Sweden. This is their plan to develop their foundation sustainably, in a strategic manner.

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Wanas Strategic Sustainability Prez

  1. 1. Wanås Foundation
  2. 2. 1 Values, Purpose, Vision 2 Baseline & Compelling Measures 3 Prioritised Actions 4 Working with the Wanås Foundation 5 Q+A
  3. 3. Founded in 1987 Contemporary Art Foundation Focus on site specific art 2009: Footprints exhibit 2009: Art and Ecology lecture
  4. 4. Non-profit Dependency on 3 rd party support
  5. 5. Stakeholder Mapping Local community Sponsors Other Art Institution Public Transport Company Shop Concessions/Vendor Art Material Suppliers Friends of Wan å s Cafe Kinslinge Kommun Customers Artists Students Local Authorities Schools Competitors Publication Suppliers Financers & Banks Media Svannenkluben Staff Experts Lecturers
  6. 6. What does sustainability look like for Wanås beyond the successful Footprints exhibition; how can the 2009 momentum be continued and integrated fully into future site specific exhibitions while maintaining financial security?
  7. 7. <ul><li>5 Key Sustainability Drivers: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced risk & easier financing </li></ul><ul><li>Increase revenue & improved market share </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced operation cost base </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced manufacturing expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Increased operational productivity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tea Mäkipää Atlantis 1 Pre-Compliance 5 New heights 3 Beyond Compliance 2 Compliance 4 Integrated Strategy
  9. 9. Educate through art Inspire others through art Embrace evolution with flexibility To promote and create innovative and influential site specific contemporary artwork for the benefit of society.
  10. 10. To become a leading light for sustainability among art institutions around the globe.
  11. 11. 2020: Vivid Description Ten years from now, our foundation will be known as the worlds most environmentally friendly art institution , being a living and breathing example of an organisation that is not only wholly operationally sustainable but through further acting as a leader of societal change by sharing this vision and values with the local, regional and international community by continued creative education initiatives.
  12. 12. So where are they now? 2009 Footprints exhibit Ongoing staff education
  13. 13. Management Marika Founder, curator Elna Manager, co-curator Team Management + staff A management structure that encourages participation, welcomes input, and generates synergy among staff towards sustainable initiatives.
  14. 14. They started with… The Wanås Foundation culture is compatible with the vision and underpins Wanås as a sustainable institution. An art culture that grew out of a strong loyalty to nature, education and visitor experience Wanås is about the Wachtmeister Family history and the connection with the physical grounds and castle at Wanås A staff united through awareness and appreciation of the Wanås roots with a flexible and sustainable outlook for the future of contemporary art at Wanås. Locally and internationally connected, inspiring and educating the public in a natural setting.
  15. 15. So, what is Wan å s’ impact?
  16. 16. What is left? Many cars/trucks/tractors on the Wanås grounds Large farm mower currently depends on fossil fuels Various art materials, such as metals & plastics Toxic paint is used (VOC’s, various toxins, formaldehyde) Recycling program is insufficient and difficult to access Poor building insulation Shop currently sells potentially unsustainable items & packaging. A need for more transportation & accomodation. Café Fredholms does not sell all local/organic/fairtrade goods
  17. 17. Compelling Measures
  18. 18. Now 3-5 years 5+ years Track 1|Education Engage internally & with community: sustainability workshops Artist Education Track 2|Café/ Garden Enforce sustainability principles within café Garden for café and local community use Track 3|Lawn Care Change mower type Alternative landscaping Track 4|Inn Accommodation on grounds Sustainable Inn
  19. 19. Track 1: Education Enhance sustainability workshops with community/students. Create sustainability awareness program Introduce sustainability into art workshops Host competitions Invite environmentally conscious leaders Develop OS artist database for art materials & processes Invite external research collaborator Train internal researcher Invite others to share information Hold sustainability workshops with staff. Create sustainability awareness program Invite sustainability consultant Document progress Encourage staff contribution Introduce sustainability into workshops Celebrate achievements
  20. 20. Track 1: Education
  21. 21. The café should operate under Wanas sustainability guidelines Include in lease or agreement: Compost Recycle Source local, organic, certified foods Practice water saving methods Practice energy saving methods Give preference to vendors with eco focus Local students will create community garden for community and café use Nominate people to be in charge Allot space for garden Co-create rules Advertise in community Share success with community Students to hold gardening workshops Utilize fresh produce/herbs in café
  22. 22. Replace current mowing system Electric Push reel or Spider mowing system Partial/no mow Seek alternative landscaping opportunities for less resource intensive plantings Engage community landscape education
  23. 23. Establish accommodation for visitors on Wanas grounds Partner with architect and city Partner with material vendors Low energy usage rooms Allocate space for rooms Partner with sustainable hotel Collect data of guest visits Survey guests on hotel interest Invite hotel developers to grounds Share sustainability principles
  24. 24. Process
  25. 25. Process “ Be ready to throw your agenda out the window.” Geoff Stack, Team Coach
  26. 26. Process Questions? Thank you