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Here is a selection of news and views covering environmental issues, including member news, changes to the law, notable achievements, and general information that are of interest to environmental professionals.

Interim Office of Environmental Protection replaces European Commission

Ahead of its formal establishment anticipated by the Environment Bill, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has launched on an interim basis. The OEP has replaced the European Commission and is in place to monitor the government’s environmental activities.  The interim body will be chaired by Dame Glenys Stacey and interim chief executive Natalie Prosser, as well as other non-executive directors. According to DEFRA, it “will provide independent oversight of the government’s environmental… Read More »Interim Office of Environmental Protection replaces European Commission

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Financing net zero carbon

As the UK gears up for the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November, now is the chance to go that One Step Greener and commit your business to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Join thousands of other small businesses taking action on climate change by signing up to the SME Climate Commitment at the You’ll also find tips and resources here to help you go… Read More »Financing net zero carbon

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Join us as a Trustee

Would you like the chance to help solve the environmental crisis? The rewards for the right person can be huge.  Make a real difference  Working with others you can make a bigger difference than you can alone. Meet new peopleOpportunity to meet people from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds Increase your influenceGet to know like-minded people, influence what businesses do, and lobby for sustainability improvements Learn new thingsYou’ll… Read More »Join us as a Trustee

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GBN Green Connectors Launches 20 May

In the first of a series of new offerings from the Green Business Network, we are launching GBN Green Connectors at a free online event on 20 May from 12.15 to 2.00. Led by referral networking guru and Green Business Network Chair Jacky Sherman, GBN Green Connectors is a new and exclusive networking group for businesses offering green products and services. You will benefit from being part of a Network… Read More »GBN Green Connectors Launches 20 May

GBN appoints new Chair

Jacky Sherman has just been appointed Chair of the Green Business Network She replaces outgoing Chair Bill Burton, who will remain as a Trustee of the Network. Jacky has a wealth of experience in business and industry and is widely acknowledged as a referral marketing guru. After a successful career in the NHS, where she was CEO of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Jacky set up her own consulting and… Read More »GBN appoints new Chair

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GBN welcomes DBWD as members

GBN is delighted to welcome the DBWD team as our newest Network members. The company specialises in providing web design, coding, SEO, pay-per-click, marketing and business experience to smaller businesses. The six-strong team are fully committed to making a difference to their environmental impacts. Business founder Danny Barker said: “The reason we joined the network is because being green is hugely important. Sadly, we live in a single use world.… Read More »GBN welcomes DBWD as members

Campaign against incinerators gets underway

Georgia Elliott-Smith has launched a legal challenge against the UK Government over incineration pollution and carbon emissions. The campaign video showcases the talent of Giverny Harman and Jayda David who have described the impact of incineration in poetic form. Aside from the pollution and carbon emissions that result from incinerating waste and some recycling, this is a criminal waste of resources. There has to be a better way. The legal challenge takes place… Read More »Campaign against incinerators gets underway

Branding: The Green Business Network

What’s in a name? When you start up, it’s natural to get strung up about what to call yourself. Your business name becomes a central part of your brand. You may choose something that just has meaning for you, or you may try to find a name that expresses what you do… Read More To steal a turn of phrase, the Green Business Network does what it says on the… Read More »Branding: The Green Business Network

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The Wright Stuff

The Green Business Network are delighted to welcome Jim Wright, our newest member . He runs Wright Logistics Services in alliance with Clean Air Technology International, and is in the business of making transport and logistics cleaner, greener and more efficient.   Jim says: “It’s a pleasure to be a member, and I’m looking forward to working with you all.”

GBN welcomes new member – Copywriter Pro

Stephen Church of Copywriter Pro is the latest business person to join the Green Business Network. Stephen specialises in copywriting for search engine optimisation, as well as doing general copywriting and newsletters for business. He is a committed environmentalist and has helped to develop a website that helps micro businesses to start to reduce their environmental impacts. They achieve this by using internet carbon calculators and planting trees to offset… Read More »GBN welcomes new member – Copywriter Pro