The power of the arts to connect with people is profound. It can reflect fears and hopes, explore difficult societal narratives and provide new insights and understanding. This is why the climate emergency is one of three key themes for this edition of Estuary 2021. That said, we recognise the pressing need for festivals and arts organisations to place environmental issues not just at the centre of programmed content, but across all our actions and behaviours. As a partnership, Metal and Cement Fields want to contribute more decisively to a sustainable future through our actions and decisions for Estuary 2021. We have identified the following practical and realistic mechanisms to reduce the climate impacts of Estuary 2021 across production and administration and will share our experiences of this journey along the way - and the measure of our success.