Provincial analysis of environmental practices in 2023 of organizations and businesses in the arts, heritage, and entertainment
Large differences between the provinces in current and planned environmental practices
After a Canada-wide focus on environmental practices last week, today I analyze provincial data, including current environmental practices, organizations’ plans to implement new practices over the next year, and barriers in implementing environmental practices. The survey questions are listed at the end of this post.
There are substantial provincial differences in the implementation and planned implementation of environmental practices and policies by arts, heritage, and entertainment organizations and businesses.
“Arts, heritage, and entertainment” is a broad and imperfect approximation of the arts and culture sector. This classification (which the survey refers to as “arts, entertainment, and recreation”) includes performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries; heritage institutions; as well as amusement, gambling, and recreation industries. Given the sample size, separate data for culture-specific organizations and businesses are not available. So we are left with the compromise of this broad category that also includes entertainment and recreation related businesses such as amusement parks, casinos, bingo halls, golf courses, ski hills, marinas, and fitness centres.
How many arts, heritage, and entertainment in each province engage in some type of environmental practice?
As I noted last week, nearly three-quarters of arts, heritage, and entertainment organizations and businesses have engaged in some type of environmental practice or policy (72%). The following graph shows that this percentage varies significantly between organizations in each province.