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Network Update – August 2012
A warm welcome to Jo, our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator. Plus, community group renewables grants, new video case study, Defra’s latest carbon calculator.
Sustainable Business Breakfast: Presentations Online
Thanks to all who joined us on a glorious morning in Shoreham-by-Sea for July’s Sustainable Business Breakfast, and our excellent speakers from Ampleo, Lightfoot LED and Brighton Marina. Presentations now on-line.
Join us again! Crawley Library, 25th September
Next up we’re in Crawley, where we’ll hear from Pilio, experts in helping businesses and communities to reduce and control their energy costs through simple, yet effective low cost actions. And think ‘Green IT’ is all about turning off computers at night? Think again! We’ll explore the business and environmental benefits of ‘cloud’ computing. Plus fresh coffee, bacon butties, networking and an opportunity to introduce yourself and your business to the audience. 25th September, 08:00 to 10:00, Crawley Library.
Book today! 07807 588887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. £20 or £30 for two (colleague, friend or client).
Meet Jo, our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator
Jo Southernwood is our new Sustainable Business Network Co-ordinator. An Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, she has over six years’ experience helping businesses improve their environmental performance. Jo will be organising our popular Sustainable Business Breakfast Networking events and co-ordinating network membership. www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/about/meet-the-team
New Video Case Study: Turners Hill Primary School
Turners Hill Primary School in West Sussex has installed a range of technologies to generate their own electricity and improve energy and water efficiency. These include photovoltaic solar panels, wind turbines, an air source heat pump and a rainwater harvesting system. Watch the video on-line.
Latest Carbon Calculator
Defra’s greenhouse gas emissions calculator allows you to work out your organisation’s impact from a wide range of activities, including energy use, water supply and disposal, recycling and landfill. www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2012/05/30/pb13773-2012-ghg-conversion
Renewable Energy Grants for Community Organisations
EDF is offering grants of up to £30,000 to cover up to 50% of the capital costs of renewable energy projects at not-for-profit organisations including charities, schools and voluntary and community groups. Full details at: www.edfenergy.com/green-energy-fund
Energy Efficiency Grants for Community Buildings in Chichester District
Chichester District Council is offering grants of £10,000 and above to fund initiatives that improve the energy performance of community buildings. Potential projects include insulation, lighting and renewables. The next deadline for applications is 14th September. www.chichester.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=18436
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