Last month Daria attended the 2017 Creative Green Awards, presented by Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion. The Creative Green Award is the only pan arts award recognising the contribution of the creative industries to climate change, and celebrates over 50 arts organisations undertaking Creative Green certification in 2016/17.

70 plus guests and representatives of the cultural and creative community joined together at Somerset House for the Award ceremony, as well as to take part in an Environmental Communications Workshop, organised by Julie’s Bicycle. The aim of this workshop was to help organisations to maximise their opportunities for imaginatively and effectively engaging with staff, audience, suppliers and funders in environmental conversation and action.

Shambala Festival was amongst the winners this year, taking home 2 awards; ‘Best Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement’. Both awards were for our contribution towards greener events; including our reusable cups scheme, the use of renewable power and compost toilets on site and our decision to go meat and fish free, as well as our achievements in starting conversations and engaging our audiences around the important topic of shaping a greener future.

“It was great to attend the event and see how different creative businesses are working towards a greener future and being recognised for their work. Being in the same room with so many like-minded people and sharing experience and knowledge with one another is truly inspiring.” – Daria Valueva, Kambe Events

Read more about the award ceremony here.