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Subject:                                     SWM News January 2018: Peter Braithwaite’s ‘Reflections of a Chair’ 2012-2017 and win annual SWM membership

 

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Sustainability West Midlands

SWM News January 2018: Peter Braithwaite’s ‘Reflections of a Chair’ 2012-2017 and win annual SWM membership


This month Peter Braithwaite reflects on his five years as Chair of SWM. He shares his thoughts on the changes he has seen during this period including the growth of the LEPs, the forming of HS2 teams, the birth of the Combined Authority and our agreed sustainability support programme and the appointment of our first elected Mayor; in all of which SWM has played a part. He also sets out his current work with the ARLI Project at the University of Birmingham. Read Peter’s full Comment here.

We’re also excited to open our competition for three organisations to win annual 2018 membership to SWM. It’s easy to apply and you could benefit from promotion of your brand, products and services; free use of our meeting rooms in central Birmingham; and a free place at our Annual Conference in November 2018. Full details are available online and you have until 28 February 2018 to apply. Good luck!

Anna Bright, Chief Executive, on behalf of the SWM team.

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Since 1 April 2017, we have promoted £510 million of accessible funding.

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Other SWM and member updates

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Other news and events

  • Waste. On 31 January Meres & Mosses Business Environment Network are organising a waste management networking event in Oswestry.
  • Energy. Heart of England Community Energy has launched its first share offer for three solar farms in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The offer ends on 10 February.
  • Awards. Nominations for the sixth NHS Sustainability Awards are open until 1 March, awarding prizes to professionals working to improve environmental outcomes.
  • Health. A new energy strategy guide for healthcare estates produced by the Carbon & Energy fund is available to download.
  • Transport. A landmark sector deal between government and the automotive industry has been announced, with funding available for Jaguar Land Rover.

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