Shambala and Festival Republic among winners at first Creative Green Awards

Shambala and Festival Republic among winners at first Creative Green Awards

Climate change lobby group Julie’s Bicycle has announced the winners of its first Creative Green Awards.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas presented last night's ceremony at Somerset House, which celebrated more than 50 arts organisations undertaking Creative Green certification in 2016/17.

Winners included Shambala festival (Outstanding Achievement and Best Festival) and Festival Republic (Best Creative Group).

“The Creative Green awards are celebrating some of the most outstanding cultural organisations in the country," said Julie's Bicycle CEO Alison Tickell, winner of the 2016 Women In Music Campaigner Award. "These pioneering arts organisations have been doing brilliant work combining practical actions with inspirational ideas.”

Running since 2009, Creative Green is a certification enabling venues, museums and galleries, festivals and offices to assess their environmental commitment, understanding and improvement.

The full list of winners is as follows: 

Outstanding Achievement

Shambala

Highest Achievement for Commitment

Lyric Hammersmith

Highest Achievement for Understanding

Sheffield Trust

Highest Achievement for Improvement

Soho Theatre

Best Creative Group

Festival Republic

Best Festival

Shambala

Best Museum and Gallery

Camden Arts Centre

Best Performing Arts Venue

Young Vic Theatre

Best Office

Donmar Warehouse

Photo: Alick Cotterill

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