Sustainable Beekeeping Training Course

20/09/2014
21/09/2014

Event Description

Beekeepers and non-beekeepers welcome!

Course content
What you will learn:

  • Honey bee biology and ecology
  • How to handle bees
  • Being a bee-keeper ~ what is involved
  • About bees and plants
  • Making and building low-cost hives
  • Bee-keeping and sustainability
  • How to keep healthy bees

Vauxhall Motors signs long term contract with vehicle recycling company Autogreen

The contract ensures that all Vauxhall vehicles handled by Autogreen that have reached the end of their life are disposed of and recycled using the very latest, most environmentally friendly methods and meeting the legislative requirements set out in the European End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive.

Vauxhall has been working with recyclable materials (recyclates) in its vehicles since 1990 and now thanks to its Design for Recycling strategy, more than 200 recyclates are used across the range allowing it to use 45,000 tons of recycled materials in new vehicles every year. Read more »

New research identifies the areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change

Europe is particularly vulnerable, as it has the lowest fraction of its land area, only four per cent, of any continent in ‘refugia’ – areas of biological diversity that support many species where natural environmental conditions remain relatively constant during times of great environmental change. The refugia that do exist in Europe are mostly in Scandinavia and Scotland.

The biggest refugia are in the Amazon, the Congo basin, the boreal forests of Russia, the Artic and the Australian outback. Read more »

Arjowiggins Graphic publishes its 2013 Sustainable Development Report

Arjowiggins Graphic, a leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, has published its latest CSR report, detailing its industry-leading milestones, ambitions to work towards a circular economy and its role in developing a more sustainable industry. Read more »

Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beats hotel giants to green award

A tiny guesthouse in the foothills of Snowdonia has seen off competition from major hotel chains to scoop a national prize for its environmental credentials. Bryn Elltyd Eco Guesthouse beat the reputation and resources of Best Western Hotels' Old Tollgate, in Suffolk, and Park Plaza London (with its 396 bedrooms) to take the Green Team of the Year title in the Considerate Hoteliers Awards 2014. Read more »

It's All in the Detail: Achieving best practice detailing for Eco-refurbishments

24/09/2014 09:00
24/09/2014 17:00

Event Description

Do you want to learn...

  • how to achieve stringent airtight standards in retrofits?
  • which is the best way of insulating an external wall - inside, outside or the bit in between?
  • how the design team and builders can effectively communicate to achieve best practice detailing?
  • what happens to moisture movement when adding wall or roof insulation?

Construction professionals (architects, surveyors and engineers) and builders sometimes have an uneasy relationship on site - each think they know best when it comes to detailing! Read more »

Advanced Certified (IEMA-approved) Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training

23/10/2014
24/10/2014

Event Description

General Information
2 day training (plus additional time for preparation of the assignment)

Who should attend?

  • CSO’s
  • Sustainability, CSR Directors
  • Health Safety and Environment Managers
  • Public Relations, Communications Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Supply Chain , Operations managers
  • Environment Executives
  • Sustainability Consultants

Key modules to be covered: Read more »

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