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5 January 2008

PLASA to be a key player in reducing carbon emissions

PLASA will be a key participant in the forthcoming Greening London Theatre event - a meeting of theatre industry leaders organised by the Mayor's Office to discuss ways in which London theatres can reduce carbon emissions.

London's creative industries, and in particular its theatres, are an essential part of the economy and the Mayor's Office is keen to work closely with the theatre community to reduce its carbon footprint. There is much good practice going on already - the drive by the Arcola Theatre to be the world's first carbon neutral theatre is well documented, as is the National Theatre's partnership with Philips which has seen the NT increase its use of energy efficient lighting, saving it £100,000 a year in energy bills.

The meeting will bring together representatives from the theatre world to look at a shared approach to reducing emissions and to develop a London Climate Change Action Plan for theatre.

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.