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Creative Green Awards 2020
November 13, 2020, 16:45 - 18:15
Join us at the last event of Season for Ex-Change.
Julie’s Bicycle inaugurated the first Creative Green Awards in 2017 to recognise and honour the achievements of the creative community taking action on climate change. The Creative Green Awards are still the only environmental awards designed specifically for the creative and cultural sector. This year the event will be held in a virtual ceremony on Friday 13th November, 4:45pm-6:15pm.
Through our Creative Green programme, we collaborate with arts organisations and creative businesses to embed environmental action in the way they work, and through the Creative Green Certification and Awards we recognise and celebrate the environmental best practice of events, venues, museums, galleries, festivals and creative offices.
This event will provide a chance to reflect on and celebrate the fantastic work being done within the arts and culture to take climate action, and a chance to look ahead to Season for Change in 2021, a UK-wide season that any artists or arts organisations can take part in.
For 2020, we have launched two new awards that were open for public nominations – Best Campaign and Best Creative Programming.
16:40 ‘Doors open’
16:45 – 17:00 Interactive provocation, Metis Arts
17:00 – 17:05 Hana Ayoob welcome and housekeeping
17:05 – 17:10 Julie’s Bicycle and Season for Change welcome – Graciela Thornton Melitsko and Salome Wagaine
17:10 – 17:15 Creative Climate Action: Why now? – Alison Tickell
17:15 – 17:20 Keynote – Gillian Burke (pre-recorded)
17:20 – 17:30 Awards presentations pt 1
- Highest Achievement For Understanding
- Highest Achievement For Improvement
- Highest Achievement For Commitment
- Pioneer Award
17:30 – 17:35 Spoken word performance – Kirk-Ann Roberts
17:35 – 17:45 Awards presentations pt2
- Outstanding Achievement
- Best Newcomer
- Creative Green Champions
17:45 – 17:50 Introduction to public awards – Chiara Badiali
17:50 – 17:55 Public awards presentations
- Best Campaign
- Best Creative Programming
17:55 – 18:00 Summary and wrap up
18:00 – 18:15 Performance – Love Ssega
18:15 Ceremony wrap
We’re thrilled to announce our keynote speaker Gillian Burke, who will be talking about the role of culture in climate leadership and how we can continue to push for the changes we need.
Gillian joined the BBC’s much-loved Springwatch brand in 2018 alongside hosts Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan & Iolo Williams. She also recently presented the BBC’s Blue Planet UK with co-host Steve Brown.
Having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Bristol University, Gillian pursued a career in natural history filmmaking, working her way up the ranks from Researcher to Producer/Director on several Animal Planet and Discovery Channel series.
Whether from the natural world or the human world, she is drawn to the rich vein of stories that are full of universal themes of awe and wonder, defeat and victory, struggle and survival. As a scientist, she is committed to tracking down and sharing evidence of hope. It’s why she defiantly remains an optimist (on most days).
We’ll also be joined by:
- Hana Ayoob, science communicator
- Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of General Ecology at Serpentine
- Esme Ward, Director of Manchester Museum at University of Manchester
- Juliet Davenport, Founder and Chief Executive of Good Energy,
- Bella Sereno, Environmental and Resource Manager at Tate,
- Jonathan Badyal, Head of Communications at Universal Music UK,
- Julie Godefroy, Sustainability Consultant and Chartered Engineer,
- Chris Johnson, co-founder, Operations Director and Sustainability Lead, Shambala festival,
- Malini Mehra, CEO of GLOBE Legislators and Ambassador for London Climate Action Week,
- Salome Wagaine, Programme Manager for Season for Change
- And featuring special guest performances from Love Ssega, Kirk-Ann Roberts, and Metis Arts.
This online event will be live captioned and BSL interpreted. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements: email@example.com
The Creative Green Awards are a precursor to the London Climate Action Week of events, kicking off on the 14th November. Check out the full programme.
The Creative Green Awards are proudly sponsored by:
Our headline sponsor – Good Energy
Our printing sponsor – Seacourt
Banner image courtesy of Almeida Theatre, nominated for Highest Achievement for Commitment. Credit: Marc Brenner