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Green Business Network

Seminars and Events

Seminars and events are normally free for GBN Members to attend. Seminars are held once every month and focus on meeting ISO 14001 requirements and applying Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for sustainable development.


Environmental Initiatives - Engaging Staff by Programmes and Incentives

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 27 February 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In this seminar, we will be looking at the kinds of initiatives and programmes you can introduce in the workplace to encourage staff to embrace environmentally beneficial actions both in and out of work. We will have an overview of this area, and then look at a number of case studies from both local and national businesses. The workshop session will focus on you sharing what you have done, the kinds of obstacles you feel exist and how you can potentially overcome them. The session is free to GBN members. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of 35 per delegate (including VAT).

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN

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Waste Management and the Circular Economy

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

Details to follow.

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN; Will Furniss, Cawleys

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Biodiversity - Why is it important and What you can do

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 24 April 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: To be confirmed

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Behavioural Change and Motivation

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 22 May 2019
Time: 08.00 to 12.00

To be confirmed

Speaker: Adrian Spurrell, The Red Thread; Dr Sarah Williams, University of Bedfordshire

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Plastics - the current situation and reducing reliance on plastics

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 19 June 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Henry Emblem, Environmental Packaging Solutions; Will Furniss, Cawleys; Jane Varley, GBN

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Transport - Freight, Staff Commuting and more

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 17 July 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Jack Waring, Energise

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Energy Management

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Jack Waring, Energise

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Environmental Law Update

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 29 October 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

To be confirmed

Speaker: Claire Parker, The Environment Agency

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Emergency Preparedness

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 November 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In light of the recent announcements on climate change and its likely effects, businesses need to be looking not only at how to lessen their contribution to climate change but also how to prepare for it.

In this seminar we will be looking at issues such as heating and cooling, supply chain, transport, etc. and how you can use your environmental management system to identify potential problems and then plan to protect your business against the worst of these.

Speaker: To be confirmed

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