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“Because we have been working on environmental issues for some time I was surprised at how much useful practical information was new to me which I can now apply within my organization.”
Sheila Daly, University of Portsmouth

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Lewes Climate Action Forum

We’ve joined up with 3VA in Eastbourne to help start a new forum for action on climate change in the Lewes District Area. Check out www.climateactionforum.org.uk for more details

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Seeking Experts and Participants for new Net Zero Project

  The SBP CIC has developed a new framework to help organisations manage their Net Zero ambitions and actions. If you are interested in being involved, either as a participant in the pilot programme or as an expert advisor, please contact shelaine@sustainablebusiness.org.uk

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Reuse vs Compostable vs Biodegradable – which is safest?

Disposables are back! One of the first things to be hit in March was all the progress that had been made on reusable coffee cups, water bottles and returnable delivery packaging. Although there is still a legal duty for businesses to apply the waste hierarchy, in practice most places that serve food have moved to […]

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Network Update- April

‘Small Business Rates Relief’ Council Grants available   Local councils are now offering a £10,000 grant ‘Small Business Rates Relief’ to financially support eligible small businesses. How to claim: Contact your local council and ask for ‘Small Business Rates Relief’. Click here for Brighton & Hove, Chichester and Adur & Worthing.   Coronavirus Job Retention […]

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Thoughts from an Intern

By Johanne Kloster, CPH Business Academy   At the SBP office I’ve felt highly encouraged to insist more and more on sustainable behavior, such as saving energy, saving water, walking and using public transportation. Also, especially to start having more conversations with people about climate change, and solutions and resources available. The way SBP work […]

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How are you dealing with food waste in your business and at home?

By Johanne Kloster, CPH Business Academy   A study conducted by the UN in 2011 shows that one third of the world’s food goes to waste! This has devastating implications for the environment, since rotting food in landfills produces methane, one of the greenhouse gases contributing heavily to global warming. 1 tonne of methane is […]

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Network Update- March

New Guidance on Scope 3 Emissions in Commercial Real Estate The UK Green Building Council has developed guidance to address under reporting of scope 3 emissions. Although, reporting on scope 3 is voluntary, including it in corporate reporting increases the understanding of climate change impacts and improves business resilience and reputation. Learn more. East Sussex […]

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Guest Blog- Decarbonising Heat through Innovation

by Charles Morley from Netleadz   Heat is fundamental for our well-being, especially with the turbulent weather in the UK! However, heating, whether it’s domestic, commercial or industrial, contributes to a third of all UK emissions. So if we’re committed to achieving our goal of Net Zero emissions by 2050, this has to change. In […]

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Network Update- February

  Climate Emergency Design Guide London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) outline the requirements of new buildings to operate at net zero carbon in order to meet the climate change targets. They have identified five key elements for commercial offices that are laid out in the design guide. Learn the details here.       Climate Citizens […]

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Supporting Local Growth 2019

Our Utilise Plus Energy Efficiency Programme was chosen to feature alongside many other great low-carbon projects in the ‘Clean Growth’ section of the ‘Supporting Local Growth 2019’ report produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). The document is a great summary of exciting projects that have been delivered with ERDF funding. […]

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Lewes Climate Action Forum

We’ve joined up with 3VA in Eastbourne to help start a new forum for action on climate change in the Lewes District Area. Check out www.climateactionforum.org.uk for more details
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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