Timeline

2016
24th November 2016
Sustaining Great Art: Environmental Report 2015/16 presents key findings from the Arts Council England Environmental Reporting programme, showing engagement with sustainability at an all time high, with NPO's saving £8.7m since 2012.
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21st November 2016
Creative Climate Leadership aims to put culture at the forefront of the global response to climate change by enabling artists, cultural professionals and policymakers to take action with impact, imagination and resilience.
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11th November 2016
The award for Campaigner of the Year was presented to Alison Tickell, Founder and CEO of Julie's Bicycle, at Music Week's third annual Women in Music event.
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1st September 2016
The Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity awarded JB in recognition of our work providing innovative solutions to current crucial challenges and developments in culture and society. Photo © Vladimir Wegener/ecce GmbH
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4th May 2016
The Creative Climate Coalition brings together people from the creative industries taking action on climate change.
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4th May 2016
The conference explored how the creative sector can be involved in the huge change prompted by the Paris Agreement and 2015's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).
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15th February 2016
A guide on water management for cultural buildings in the context of environmental sustainability, designed to help you understand and monitor water use and implement an action plan to improve efficiency and water conservation.
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1st January 2016
A guide for how to engage colleagues and collaborators with your environmental commitments and initiatives.
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2015
4th December 2015
The iconic Abbey Road becomes the first recording studio to achieve a Creative IG certification.
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1st December 2015
More than 350 creative voices from across the world call for an ambitious climate agreement at COP21 in Paris, signing a letter produced by JB.
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30th November 2015
True to the spirit of COP21 JB brought together over 150 policy makers, funders and arts organisations for an ambitious two day workshop.
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29th November 2015
In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, JB support the production of Ice Watch, a major public artwork in Paris during the COP21 Climate Talks. Created by Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing.
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28th November 2015
We are proud to be sponsored by Good Energy. Together, we aim to build a creative sector that is powered by 100% renewable energy
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26th November 2015
JB and Powerful Thinking launch this comprehensive 48 page environmental impact report and call to action for the UK music festival industry.
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11th November 2015
The culmination of the ground-breaking three year partnership between JB and Arts Council shows England’s Arts Sector are leading on environment with £2.3 million energy savings.
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7th September 2015
A practical approach to reducing the amount and impacts of staff commuting, business travel and delivery services.
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1st September 2015
JB launch a comprehensive guide designed to support creative organisations in effectively communicating their green achievements and actions.
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24th July 2015
A guide for directors and managers of arts organisations developing capital projects.
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22nd July 2015
A guide to funding opportunities for arts and culture projects related to environmental sustainability.
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7th July 2015
The new Creative IG Tool enables you to quantify a range of impacts associated with indoor events, including: energy, water, waste and travel. Creative Industry Green Indoor Event Tool launched
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18th May 2015
A guide to help you understand your audience and share ideas on how to make greener travel choices.
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2nd April 2015
This guide gives a hands on approach, as well as tricks and tips, to effectively manage waste in cultural and creative buildings.
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17th March 2015
The launch of the Arts Council England Mid-Term report reveal savings of 14%, equivalent to £1.75m.
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17th March 2015
Following the second year of the partnership with the Arts Council England, this report presents the mid-term results of environmental reporting and shows how the arts and culture sector is increasingly choosing to take positive action.
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18th February 2015
Culture Change Conference attracts 160+ arts professionals from East of England
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9th February 2015
As part of the EE MUSIC: Energy Efficient Music Culture project, the Julie's Bicycle Creative IG Tools for venues/cultural buildings and outdoor events/festivals are being adapted and translated into 7 new languages
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3rd February 2015
A practical approach to reducing environmental impacts associated with touring productions and performances.
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22nd January 2015
A guide aimed at developing an environmentally sustainable approach to managing water at your events.
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20th January 2015
A guide to show the environmentally sustainable approaches to managing the waste created by outdoor events.
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1st January 2015
Julie's Bicycle website was launched with largest library of environmental susainability resources for the creative industries in the world
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2014
11th December 2014
Practical advice on making environmentally sustainable procurement decisions for your organisation.
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10th December 2014
JB and IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies) release international overview of arts councils and sustainability
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8th December 2014
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) have recognised JB Benchmarks
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20th November 2014
A step-by-step approach to reducing the environmental impacts of your office space.
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15th October 2014
JB partnered with ADE Green for the Amsterdam Dance Event
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24th September 2014
JB and partners launch EE MUSIC - a new initiative to create a more energy efficient culture in the music event sector in Europe
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10th March 2014
Two thousand creative organisations across the globe have registered to use the Creative IG Tools, JB's free set of carbon calculators.
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5th February 2014
Julie's Bicycle's Culture Change Conference held
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2013
12th December 2013
The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) was a Europe-wide partnership of eighteen cultural organisations dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and exploring how that can be achieved in practical, ethical and artistic ways across arts and cultural communities throughout Europe.
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5th December 2013
Arts Council England report Sustaining Great Art, which presents the results of the first year of environmental reporting by its major revenue funded organisations.
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2nd December 2013
Julie's Bicycle surveyed 337 arts leaders on their sustainability attitudes.
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16th August 2013
JB becomes registered charity
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23rd July 2013
BAFTA announced new sustainability partnership between the BAFTA Albert Consortium, and Julie’s Bicycle
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13th May 2013
The Sustainable Production Guide was launched and contained the most up-to-date and comprehensive guidance to help you embed good environmental sustainability practice at the heart of your production.
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13th May 2013
This guide shows how you can easily make sure that your merchandise not only looks good, but is as green and ethical as possible.
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1st May 2013
A guide to sustainable power at outdoor events
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3rd April 2013
Green My Production event held
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10th March 2013
LPA announce that they have partnered with Julie's Bicycle, to develop an Australian edition of the IG Tools.
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15th February 2013
The guide was translated into four new languages including chinese.
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13th February 2013
The Young Vic set out to reduce the energy used to produce After Miss Julie by 60% compared to previous shows staged in their Maria studio.
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10th February 2013
Arts Council England First Arts Funding Body in the World to Embed Environmental Sustainability into Agreements
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10th January 2013
Julie's Bicycle developed a set of benchmarks to help organisations compare their environmental performance against the industry average for performing arts buildings, museums/galleries, offices and outdoor events
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2012
19th November 2012
Lyric Hammersmith becomes first ever venue to be awarded the three star Creative Industry Green rating
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23rd September 2012
A guide outlining key actions to make your event as environmentally friendly and low-impact as possible.
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13th May 2012
When working from home your energy use influences your business environmental impacts. This guide shows you how you can green your home and bring down your footprint.
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13th May 2012
If you're releasing a CD take a moment to learn how you can create a green product that will not only look great, but also communicate your environmental commitment to fans and music industry peers alike.
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25th January 2012
Julie's Bicycle received up to £20,000 funding under a new partnership between the Department of Energy and Climate Change and NESTA.
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2011
31st October 2011
New international initiative to green the theatre sector founded by environmental experts Julie’s Bicycle (UK) and Broadway Green Alliance (USA).
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1st June 2011
A guide for the Performing Arts, providing environmental guidance for touring European theatre companies and venues, available in English, French, Italian, German and Chinese.
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3rd May 2011
This guide offers advice on how to communicate your environmental commitments to your supply chain, and encourage them to join you in greening the industry.
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1st May 2011
This guide offers advice on how to communicate your environmental commitments to your audiences, and encourage them to join you in greening the industry.
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1st April 2011
A guide to why rechargeable batteries are just as reliable as disposables, and 32 times more environmentally friendly.
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1st April 2011
This guide offers advice on engaging staff in every step of your process to make environmental sustainability a core business priority.
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1st March 2011
Audience travel is the single greatest contributor to the carbon footprint of the arts; this guide offers advice on how to start reducing the impact.
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26th February 2011
A practical and basic guide for orchestras, that addresses the environmental impacts of the work they do: from office-based work to marketing and rehearsals.
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2010
20th October 2010
The latest addition to the Mayor of London's series of Green Creative Industry Guides for London, the Green Visual Arts Guide is a ‘how-to’ for visual arts organisations, individuals and galleries interested in greening their activities.
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2009
17th December 2009
Julie's Bicycle convened a working group of industry, science and specialist experts, to scrutinise the science and the business of CD packaging and come up with some solutions.
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20th November 2009
A guide for anyone in the theatre industry offering practical and effective ways to reduce energy use and make theatres greener, while also saving money. Authored by the Mayor of London's Culture Office.
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17th November 2009
Creative Carbon Scotland Make Environmental Reporting A Funding Requirement
Creative Carbon Scotland make environmental reporting a funding requirement
1st May 2009
A guide for film and television on reducing emissions, authored by the Mayor of London's Culture Office.
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13th March 2009
The Green Music Guide is a ‘how-to’ for music companies and individuals interested in greening their activities.
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10th March 2009
The launch of the JB IG Tools made the process of recording and understanding your venue, office, tour, production, event or festival’s environmental impact simple and straightforward
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2008
6th April 2008
Julie’s Bicycle, in partnership with the London Development Agency, launched its ‘First Step’ report at the Royal Geographic Society, conducted by the Environmental Change Institute, provides an initial estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions across the UK music industry.
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2007
10th March 2007
IG Certification scheme launched, making the process of recording and understanding your venue, office, tour, production, event or festival’s environmental impact simple and straightforward.
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1st March 2007
Far away from the celebrity lights. JB progressed to the back rooms of The University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.
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3rd January 2007
The organisation was set up to answer the question: what can we do beyond the big ‘awareness’ gig? What is the most effective response to the sustainability challenge?
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Sustaining Creativity