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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.


Waste Management and the Circular Economy

Location: The Forest Centre

Date: 20 March 2019
Time: 08.00 to 10.30

In this seminar we will be looking at the government's latest thinking on waste, managing waste and how this fits into the circular economy. We will give a rundown on what the circular economy is, strategies for businesses and case studies of companies who have already gone down this route. We will also have a speaker from a local waste management company, who will update us on the state of the waste industry and how this is likely to impact on your business. The seminar is free to GBN members. Others are welcome to attend at a cost of 30 +VAT per delegate.

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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