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Network Update – January 2017
Welcome to January’s Network Update. This month: Breakfast at Wiston House; Case study: Water-saving devices; Tours of Glyndebourne and Tangmere Solar Farm; Salt-water battery; Marketing workshop; Brighthelm Centre looking for trustee…
Sustainable Business Breakfast at Wiston
9th February, 08:00 to 10:00
On the kind invitation of Amanda Bates, Corporate Services & Compliance Manager, we have a fantastic learning and networking event lined up at this stunning venue. Booking essential.
Case Study: Cash Bases halves water bill in a year!
Newhaven based retail equipment manufacturer Cash Bases have implemented several water-saving devices reducing their water usage by 80 cubic metres per month (the equivalent to 1040 baths!) and saving £280. Full Case Study.
Tour of Glyndebourne
7th March, 09:30 to 11:30, free
View their iconic wind turbine and biomass boiler on a tour of the site, as well as other energy efficiency technologies. Booking essential.
Full details and bookings.
Tangmere Solar Farm
26th April, 09:30 to 11:30, free
Following a sell-out tour last October, don’t miss this special opportunity to visit the 18,000 solar photovoltaic panel site. Full details and bookings.
Salt-Water Smart Battery Crowdfunding Campaign
Brighton based Circuitree are selling a 8.33% stake in their company to raise £100,000 to fully commercialise Cirrus, a salt-water smart battery system for use with solar PV.
Founder James Dean explains, “Unlike lead-acid and lithium ion batteries, Cirrus is made from non-toxic, readily available materials. The money raised will be used to complete the software and app allowing remote monitoring and control – the final stage of development.” Interested parties can invest via Crowdcube.
Trustee wanted for Brighthelm Centre
Brighthelm is looking for a new trustee with a particular interest in environmental issues.
As well as holding sustainability close to their heart, the ideal candidate will want to play an active part as a trustee at Brighthelm. More information is available here.
Receive up to £6,800 per hectare to create new woodland – Apply now
The Woodland Carbon Fund supports the planting of multipurpose woodland
Solar energy to rise from Chernobyl’s nuclear ashes! – Guardian article
Plans to build a solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine
Ikea achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK – Edie article
Helped by a 90% recycling rate in 2016 at flat pack furniture giant
Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge to launch in March – Find out more
Organisations will battle it out to see who can get the most staff bike riding!