Sustainability

We’re committed to becoming the most sustainable science centre in the UK.

After 17 years of “making science accessible to all”, At-Bristol relaunched on 14 September as We The Curious, with a new direction and focus to “create a culture of curiosity”.

To us being sustainable isn’t just about our waste and procurement policies – it’s about creating interesting and meaningful conversations about the world we live in. We work to continually improve on our reputation as leaders in the following:

We The Curious as a sustainable venue

Since 2010 we've reduced our energy consumption by 27% (390 tonnes of CO2 per annum) - that's enough  CO2 to fill our Planetarium 242 times!

As a science centre we love using the latest technology, especially if it helps us (and you) become more sustainable. Some of our energy reducing initiatives include:

  • Installing Bristol’s largest photovoltaic solar panel array

  • Fitting Bristol’s first LED lit car park

  • Having electric-car charging points fitted in Millennium Square car park

We The Curious as a centre for inspiration

We like getting creative with what it means to be sustainable and work with partners across the country to bring you engaging talks, activities and workshops on all things green!

Examples of this are:

We The Curious as a hub for community engagement

We welcome thousands of visitors to our spaces each year, so We The Curious, Millennium Square, Anchor Square and the Big Screen are used to showcase sustainability in action.

Our sustainable community projects include:

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Work with us

If you want to get creative with a sustainable project, installation or event we'd love to hear from you - so get in touch by calling 0117 915 1000 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays).