Alliance for changes in the relationship with funding bodies
An institution’s functioning is regulated by its funding bodies: Culture Ministry, municipal office, a local government authority. But the change of assumptions does not come out of the blue. When setting up coalitions, you can lobby for the change in the indicators which are used to hold institutions accountable. Currently, these include visitor numbers and income from tickets, which perfectly reflects the economic model focused on production and profit. While transforming internal policies, this way of accounting also has to change. As we understand more about the climate emergency and the mechanisms lying at its source, we need to insist on new ways of accounting for the implementation of programmes when transforming workplaces. New criteria should include partnerships with other institutions, neighbours, NGOs, carrying out social, civic and pro-environmental initiatives, attempting to lower one’s carbon footprint, supporting ecological movements with real and concrete activities, raising biodiversity of the neighbourhood and adhering to the policy of production moderation. One can start by including the commute time and cost.