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Network Update-May 2017

Welcome to May’s Network Update. This month: join us for the Sustainable Travel Event; Energy Efficiency Grants; Big Lemon launch day and welcome to our new team member Louise.

 

Event: Sustainable Travel           13th June Burgess Hill

Book your free place now. The event will include an exhibition where you can test ride electric bikes from Cycleshack and you will be able to explore a 100% electric Nissan Leaf car, courtesy of Barnard & Brough Nissan Dealership. You will also have the opportunity to meet other organisations offering sustainable travel products and our event partners.

Free to attend. Full details and bookings

 

 

Energy Efficiency Grants

Apply for grants of up to £1,000 to cover 40% of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls. Small and medium size businesses in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) are eligible.

How to apply

 

 

Big Lemon Makes History

We recently attended the launch of the Big Lemon`s new solar powered electric buses.The two buses will soon operate from Woodingdean through to Brighton city center. The operation of the buses is carbon neutral and they hope to lead the charge in the revolution on sustainable transport.

Full event details

 

 

 

Big Milestone For PaperRound

Paper Round have become the first waste management company in the UK to gain the Living Wage Foundation accreditation. The Sustainable Business Partnership is also a Living Wage Employer.

Full article

 

 

 

Welcome to our new Team Member

Louise Downey has joined SBP as Programme Manager for the ERDF Utilise Plus project. Louise is a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (PIEMA) and has worked in the environmental sector since 2013. She is a strong believer in the potential for sustainability to drive business growth, competitiveness and resilience.

 

 

In short…

Agenda2030 –  Report
The UK Government’s approach to delivering the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Unilever Plastic Waste breakthrough – Read more
Unilever announces breakthrough technology for plastic waste. Full article

European Solar Prize 2017 open for applications – Deadline 31st May
10 categories include Solar Architecture & Urban Planning and Companies or Farmers.Clean Energy

Clean Energy Startup Competition – Registration deadline 21st June-Full details
Have an idea for a clean energy startup. Apply for funding from Energy Catalyst.

Making environmental claims – Updated guidance
Published by Defra. Ensure information is clear and data is transparent.

Network Update – December 2017

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our Sustainable Business Network members. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to spread the good cheer!   Utilise Plus Programme Beat the cold and dark this winter with an energy saving project, with help from a Utilise Plus grant of up to £5,000! The Utilise Plus programme offers […]
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Utilise Plus Event Report: Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place

On a bright morning in November, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed a number of Sustainable Business Network members from a wide range of sectors to Wakehurst Place. Funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place boasts world-renowned gardens, woodlands, wildlife and the state-of-the-art Millennium Seed Bank. The SBP CIC’s Louise Downey gave a […]
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@SustBusNetwork 3 hours ago  RT @ThePlatformSE: We are looking for the best web developer for our international #SparkSE project. You will work with our Belgian partner…

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Upcoming Events

  • 12/12/2017Next Steps for a Smart and Flexible Electricity Network in the UK (Third Party Event)
  • 24/01/2018edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018 (Third Party Event)
  • 01/02/2018Better Business Show (Third Party Event)
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