Newbury Corn Exchange launches £50k appeal towards carbon neutrality
The Corn Exchange has announced a new fundraising campaign, the Green Shoots Appeal, which has been launched to raise funds to help complete the first phase of its journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
As it continues to recover from the pandemic, this year the organisation hopes to raise £50,000 from the community, trusts and foundations and local companies, to complete this next step.
This year, the Corn Exchange needs to conduct a full audit of its carbon emissions, instal digital poster sights, instal LED light bulbs throughout its buildings, launch a digital membership scheme, instal green roofs at its 101 Outdoor Arts site and electric vehicle charging points, but this isn’t possible without the support of the local community.
It is asking members of the public to donate £10 to its Green Shoots Appeal, in order to help it reduce its impact on the world and ensure a sustainable future so it can continue all the vital work it does.
Director Katy Griffiths said: “We are deeply concerned about the climate emergency and we’ve already made many changes to reduce our impact on the environment, but we want to be at the forefront of local activity to become carbon neutral. We know we must make changes now so that together we can build a sustainable future and continue to serve our local community for years to come.”
Anyone wishing to support the appeal can donate online at www.cornexchangenew.com/donate, text GREENSHOOTS10 to 70450 to give £10 (texts cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting in to hearing more from the Corn Exchange).
If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more, text GREENSHOOTSNOINFO10 instead, or call the box office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge). The Corn Exchange has secured match funding for the first £2,000 donated to the Green Shoots Appeal so a donation of £10 means £20 for the Corn Exchange.
For more information on how you can support the work of the Corn Exchange, email firstname.lastname@example.org