Green Arts Initiative Member Wins 2015 Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award

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The award is supported by the Scottish government and recognises projects that show good local design, conservation, placemaking and civic pride.

The judges of the award had glowing reviews for the North Edinburgh Grows project, touching on the inspiring nature of the project and its devotion to the community:

“The North Edinburgh Grows project is both inspiring and humbling.  In the face of many challenges the designers, client and local community have transformed an unloved bit of land into a remarkable resource for local residents and visitors.   It is exactly the sort of project which the My Place Awards were set up to acknowledge – inventive, playful, life-enhancing and civic-minded.  It is a worth winner.”

Our October 2014 Green Tease introduced the North Edinburgh Grows project to Green Tease members. During this gathering, we heard about the development of the project from North Edinburgh Arts director Kate Wimpress. We also discussed the role of artists within the garden space with the current artist-in-residence Natalie Taylor. The North Edinburgh Grows project clearly captures the imagination and interest of locals, both young and old, who can become involved with the project by growing their own food, contributing to garden maintenance, or participating in one of Natalie’s many projects.

The winners of the 2015 My Place Awards are being exhibited at The Lighthouse (Glasgow) until 6th May 2015.

More information about the award and North Edinburgh Arts’ accomplishment can be read at the My Place Awards website.

North Edinburgh Arts is a member of the Green Arts Initiative, a simple accreditation scheme designed to give venues and organisations the advice, support and tools they need to become greener and let audiences and the public know what they are doing. Join the growing number of arts organisations working towards a more sustainable Scotland and become a member of the Green Arts Initiative in 2015!

Image: North Edinburgh Grows, courtesy Katie Fulton photography


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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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