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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.


The United Nations Climate Change Report and What it means

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 23 January 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

As a consequence of the severe warnings issued by the world’s leading scientists, climate change is likely to dominate government agendas this year.

For those of you with ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems registration, it is essential that you have a good awareness of what the report says and what the potential consequences of rising temperatures could be.

This is not only environment related – it makes good business sense to be aware of environmental threats, and not only to prepare to mitigate against them, but also to work to reduce your carbon emissions.In this seminar we will:

• Share the detail of the IPCC Report 2018.

• Help you to understand the impact on your business.

• Encourage you to share ideas as to how you can help to reduce your carbon emissions and help to encourage change in workers’ behaviour in and out of work.

This seminar is free to GBN members. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of £30+VAT per delegate.

Speaker: Jane Varley, GBN

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Environmental Initiatives - Engaging Staff by Programmes and Incentives

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 27 February 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

Details to follow.

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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