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International gallery highlights carbon footprint reduction efforts in Korea and UK

13 August 2013 | News

Art installations in London and Seoul - including a giant boot and floating clouds - tell story of organisations reducing their carbon footprints.

Carbon footprint gallery Seoul South Korea

This weekend Wembley Stadium in London and the Insa Art Center in Seoul were joint hosts to an international gallery on carbon footprint reduction hosted by the Carbon Trust and Korea Productivity Center (KPC). The exhibition saw major brands work with professional artists to create original pieces that could communicate their efforts to reduce carbon footprints: both in their own operations and for the general public. This follows on directly from carbon footprint galleries held last year in London and in Seoul.

Participants this year included The FA, Samsung Electronics, S-Oil, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, LG Electronics, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Western Power, Korea Southern Power, Asia Cement, Coway, Korail, Yuhan Kimberly, the British Embassy in Seoul, and Manchester United.  Exhibits ranged from expressionist paintings to online animation, and abstract sculpture to high-tech installation.

Carbon Footprint Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

View the exhibition gallery below:

S-OIL

Korail

Korail

Samsung

Samsung

Coway

Coway

Yuhan Kimberly

Korea Electric Power Corporation

Korea Electric Power Corporation

The British Embassy Seoul

British Embassy Seoul

LG

Korea Southern Power

Korea Southern Power

Hyundai E&C

Manchester United

Korea Western Power

Asia Cement

Asia Cement

Opening of the exhibition

Opening of the exhibition

Darran Messem, Managing Director, Carbon Trust Certification, speaks at the exhibition

Darran Messen, Managing Director. Carbon Trust Certification, speaks at the exhibition

Exhibition at Wembley Stadium, London, UK

The exhibition in the UK was held at Wembley Stadium on the same weekend as the season-opening Community Shield match. A two metre-long giant football boot helped to communicate to attendees how The FA is reducing its own "carbon bootprint" and how fans can reduce their own. The same theme was used by Manchester United, exhibiting in Korea time with an installation demonstrating the club’s efforts to kick carbon out of football. The FA and Manchester United both hold the Carbon Trust Standard, certifying that they are continuously reducing emissions year-on-year, as do many of the Korean exhibitors.

"Carbon bootprint" on display at Wembley:

Giant boot at Wembley

Carbon Bootprint Wembley pitch 

Read more in the full press release: International artistic collaboration highlights carbon footprint reduction efforts in Korea and UK.

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