Creative Climate Tools Engagement Platform

Welcome to our Creative Climate Tools Engagement Platform

This is a space for users and stakeholders of Julie’s Bicycle Tools to be able to keep up with the latest progress in the Creative Climate Tools (CC Tools) project and contribute to the development of the software.

Overview of the Project

Julie’s Bicycle is developing a new set of environmental impact measuring and learning tools funded by Arts Council England. The development will be made in consultation with the cultural sector and build on the success of the current CG Tools

The CC Tools will be a free-to-access software designed to support users in capturing their environmental data and translate this into meaningful, quantitative and qualitative information. The outputs will include carbon emission footprinting as well as creative, operational and inspirational responses which can be used to inform and track their organisation’s actions.  

The development will be complemented by a new E-Learning Platform (Learning Management System). The aim of the platform is to give culture professionals the ability to develop their environmental knowledge, skills and leadership across different areas of creative practice. The E-Learning Platform will consist of courses, learning programmes and a co-created library of resources. The objective is to make climate action accessible to everyone so that creative industries can collectively and globally work towards net zero targets and a green creative economy. 

To get to this stage and ensure that we deliver a tool that is fit for purpose, Julie’s Bicycle is encouraging the input of our stakeholders and existing users.

How can I get involved? 

We are keen to get input from a wide range of organisations and users across the sector. 

An easy way to quickly have your say is to look out for our regular updates and interactive polls that will be posted on this page. Following each release cycle and workshop completion, an update of the outcomes will be posted on this page along with polls featuring quick-fire questions to influence future progress as we work through the project timeline. 

If you have any questions related to the project, you can also contact us at support@juliesbicycle.com.  

Project Timeline

The CC Tools project will be made up of a series of 5 software releases. This iterative development of the tools will allow each release to be designed, developed and tested with the input and valuable feedback of the appropriate stakeholders at each stage. 

Release Cycles: 

  • Release 1 (Completed) – Security stability and improving accessibility
  • Release 2 (In Progress)
  • Release 3
  • Release 4
  • Release 5 

Sessions/Workshops: 

Introduction to the Project (Completed) – introductory session for participants to get a high level understanding of the project and how future sessions will work.

Workshop 1 (Completed) – session to help understand the challenges and opportunities from practitioners. The outcomes of the workshop will help JB to influence what changes need to be made to the tools to keep them up-to-date. 

Workshop 2 (Upcoming) – session to review the latest release of the tools and explore potential new features.

Tools Advisory Group – the role of the group will be to influence the product, keep it up-to-date with sector trends and maintain contact with the broader cultural community. People from across the arts and culture, including people with environmental expertise and newcomers will be invited to join.

  • Update 27th January 2023

    Development work for Release 2 is underway. We will shortly be adding a feature to the Engagement Platform which will allow you to easily follow the changes that are being made throughout the project.

    Our “Workshop 2” sessions have been booked in for the end of February/start of March. We have invited participants to see some of the development made following the topics discussed in “Workshop 1” and analysing other improvement topics that have been highlighted in previous sessions.

  • There are currently no live polls at this stage in the project.

  • Update 15th December 2022

    Both of our “Workshop 1” sessions have now been completed. The sessions started with border reflections on the tools and the importance vs complexity of the data. We then continued onto different activities and votes around the following topics:

    • Introducing custom carbon entries
    • Refining the Materials section (Production footprint)
    • Introducing Homeworking
    • Refining the Business Travel section
    • Re-evaluating the Waste section
    • Refining data reporting

    Thank you to our participants for some great feedback and insights. Findings from these sessions will be used to inform the improvements being made to the tools for Release 2.

     

    Update 28th November 2022

    This week we will be kicking off our “Workshop 1” sessions. These sessions will focus on analysing specific areas of the tools in more granular detail and discussing improvement topics that have been highlighted through the introductory sessions, our support Helpdesk and internal feedback. 

     

    Update 10th November 2022

    Our “Introduction to the Project” sessions have now been completed. As well as giving participants a general overview of the CC Tools project, the sessions also explored the following themes: what are the most important features of a carbon footprinting tool and which elements would encourage a user to continue using JB’s set of tools.

    The feedback from these introductory sessions will be used to shape the areas of the tools to explore during Workshop 1 (due to take place Nov/Dec).