Depot has been nominated in two categories for the prestigious Creative Green Awards 2020.
Nominated for Best Newcomer, Depot finds itself shortlisted alongside internationally recognised arts organisations Chichester Festival Theatre and The BRIT School. It is also nominated for the Highest Achievement for Commitment prize, alongside the Lyric Hammersmith, Sadler’s Wells and the Almeida Theatre.
The annual awards recognise cultural organisations and events which are embedding environmental sustainability. They are organised by Julie’s Bicycle, a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability.
Depot’s Green Ambassador Natasha Padbury said: “It feels great to be part of the cultural climate community! Sustainability is integral to everything we do at Depot; it’s one of our core values, but it requires constant commitment and dedication. This nomination is a powerful affirmation for our team and will inspire us to go further.”
Creative Green is a Julie’s Bicycle programme that helps organisations scope, understand, prioritise and advocate environmentally sustainable practices. The Creative Green certification scheme enables organisations to begin their sustainability journey to demonstrate best practice and leadership. The certification is a framework for sustainability action. With over 400 certificates awarded since its launch in 2009, Creative Green remains the only environmental certification designed specifically for the creative and cultural sectors. In July this year, Depot achieved four out of five stars in its first environmental audit for its highly regarded sustainability programme.
The awards are sponsored by the pioneering clean energy company Good Energy and net-positive printing company Seacourt. The ceremony will be held online on 13 November.