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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.

Flooding presents a clear dangerFlooding presents a clear danger

EA provides advice on using sandbags and other flood protection

Following heavy flooding in the north and midlands in the UK, the Environment Agency has prepared some useful advice on how to use sandbags and other flood protection to prepare for a flood. You can also register with the Agency to get flood warnings sent to your email. In light of the seminar in November on how climate change could impact on your business, and how you can prepare to… Read More »EA provides advice on using sandbags and other flood protection

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Global greenhouse gases continue to rise

Despite UN IPCC Report warnings, global protests, and the continuing threat to many species on the planet, it seems that there is still a failure to take the climate emergency seriously. This morning, 25 November, The Guardian reports that global CO2 emissions are still rising and show no sign of decreasing. While many businesses and individuals are working to reduce their emissions, we need governments to wake up and start… Read More »Global greenhouse gases continue to rise

GBN welcomes new member at Environmental Risk seminar

GBN was delighted to welcome FB Parrish & Sons’ Robyn Mason at this morning’s seminar, which looked at the risk posed to businesses from climate change. The session, which was extremely well received, turned the tables on the usual ‘what can we do to prevent climate change’ approach to focus on how you can prepare to protect your business from the ravages of climate change. Areas covered were flooding, air,… Read More »GBN welcomes new member at Environmental Risk seminar

Can you cut the waste this Christmas?

It may sound curmudgeonly to be having a pop at Christmas, but if we want to continue to enjoy the benefits this planet gives us, we need to take a look at what we’re doing, particularly during consumer-based festivals. ‘[Novelty gifts] seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they’re in landfill. For 30 seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic… Read More »Can you cut the waste this Christmas?

GBN welcomes new member – Factoree – at legislation seminar

The Green Business Network today welcomed its latest member at the environmental legislation seminar held at The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. Lawrence Archard of Factoree, a hardware and Internet of Things company, joined the Network to work with others to improve his environmental impacts.

Energise Consulting

Member Offers – Energise gives GBN members access to benchmarking index

GBN has partnered with member company and independent energy management consultancy Energise to offer you access to a new online survey (the Energise Index) that will help you to assess your current approach to energy and identify areas for improvement. You can benchmark your company’s performance against similar businesses in your sector. Simon Alsbury, managing director of Energise and regular GBN expert speaker, has developed the survey. None of the… Read More »Member Offers – Energise gives GBN members access to benchmarking index

Free management training programme

Member Offer – Accredited Management Development Programme

Free programme working with charities The Red Thread Fellowship is offering a free development programme for mid-career managers in or near Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire, who aspire to move into senior leadership roles. The programme uses an innovative development methodology, where leaders learn by helping local charities to become more sustainable. GBN trustee and partner at The Red Thread, Adrian Spurrell explains: “We launched the Fellowship as we believe the… Read More »Member Offer – Accredited Management Development Programme

GBN appoints new trustees at AGM

GBN appointed four new trustees at this month’s Annual General Meeting of the Network. Gail Revill, a retired town planner from David Lock Associates, Sue Rapley, facilities and environmental associate at Vine Technical Services, Scott Grace, health, safety, quality and environmental officer at Alpheus Environmental, and Adrian Spurrell, co-director at The Red Thread, were all voted in as Board members and Trustees. The Network would like to thank outgoing Trustee… Read More »GBN appoints new trustees at AGM