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Alison Tickell

Founder and CEO of Julie’s Bicycle

Alison Tickell established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a non-profit company helping creative industry reduce its environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges.

Julie's Bicycle is acknowledged as the leading organization bridging sustainability with the arts and culture. It works with the creative industries to coordinate and catalyse best practice in sustainability and develop cultural leadership around climate issues to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Julie's Bicycle has helped over 1,000 arts organisations across the UK and internationally to understand their carbon impacts and take responsibility for reducing them by providing clear, practical advice and support, based on the available research, tools and resources online.

She worked for many years with socially excluded young people as Development Director at Community Music, and then at Creative and Cultural Skills where she established the National Skills Academy for the music industry. She was selected London Leader in 2010 by the London Sustainable Development Commission, judge on the Observer Ethical Awards and the Royal College of Arts Sustainable Design Awards, and a school governor and fellow of the RSA