The third annual Creative Green Awards, which celebrate the many outstanding arts and cultural organisations and individuals taking action on climate and the environment, took place on Monday 1 July at Curzon Bloomsbury, and we’re delighted to report that we were named Best Multi-Arts Centre, pipping the Barbican Centre and Somerset House to the prestigious award.
The ceremony, an event as part of the Mayor of London’s inaugural London Climate Action Week, also saw us short-listed in the Best Newcomer category, along with the Barbican Centre, Bow Arts, and the Onassis Cultural Centre.
“The climate and ecological emergency needs action like never before,” said leading international environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin in her keynote speech, “and the Creative Green community of cultural organisations is a community of action – and these winners are showing the way.”
The judges were 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; and sustainability consultant and Chartered Engineer Julie Godefroy.
“HOME is a highly active member of the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST), a network of 30 arts and cultural organisations working to drive sustainable change within Manchester,” said the judging panel, “and they have worked with Carbon Literacy to create a sector-specific training package which is run with all staff and across MAST.
“They have excellent communications ensuring visitors appreciate their commitment and effort to protect the environment. This year HOME are setting Science-Based reduction targets as part of the Arts Council England Spotlight programme.
“We congratulate HOME for all of their fantastic work.”
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