Creative Carbon Scotland’s Ben Twist wins Low Carbon Pioneer Award

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Ben Twist was presented with the Low Carbon Pioneer Award from the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) at their Low Carbon Innovation Awards last Wednesday, 29th April 2015.

The awards come at the end of a four-year Low Carbon Innovation (LCI) project that supported Scottish SMEs in developing low carbon products and services. Funded by ERDF, University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University, the LCI has fortified ECCI’s role as a hub for sustainable innovation.

The project, running from May 2011 to May 2015, had a total investment of £1,567,797, engaging with 1,400 SMEs and supporting over 500 of these enterprises (including Creative Carbon Scotland), alongside 50 networks and 51 in-depth projects. 200 new products or services were created through this process, which exceeded the original target set by the LCI by 200%.

The winners of the Low Carbon Innovation Awards have contributed to enterprises in the following four categories:

  • Most Innovative Product – Sunamp
  • Most Innovative Service – Scene Consulting
  • Low Carbon Pioneer Award – Ben Twist, Creative Carbon Scotland
  • Contribution to a Low Carbon Economy Group Award – Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group

Duncan Wall, Environment Manager for Diageo, presented Ben Twist with the Low Carbon Pioneer Award. Wall said: “We are very pleased to sponsor these awards and proud to have supported the ECCI through their work supporting SMEs in Scotland helping to transform the low carbon landscape. As a business we innovate on carbon reduction and welcome the opportunity to support others and share our experiences.”

More information about the LCI can be found at ECCI’s website.

Image: Ben Twist, founder Creative Carbon Scotland, presented by Duncan Wall, Diageo, Environment Manager


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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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