SWM News May 2018 - SWM is recruiting!
the past few years, SWM has diversified our range of funders and support to local organisations and
grown our membership. The time is now right
for SWM to grow and as such we are recruiting for a full time Sustainability Adviser to join our
team. This is an exciting role for an individual at the early
stages of their career with experience of managing projects and
resources, working on sustainability issues in the public,
private or third sector and in the delivery of sustainability
research and advice.
Sustainability Adviser will lead on network management and support
in other areas including communications, marketing, research and
development. They will lead on a range of projects and deliver
details of how to apply are on our website and the deadline is Friday
also welcome two new members to SWM; Julie Pope who joins us as Office
Administrator and Emma Carter who is our new Finance Director.
Special thanks go to Rob Buckman who has supported SWM
as our Finance Director for over nine years and who has made a huge
contribution to the organisation. We wish Rob success in his new
role as Head of Finance with the Green Party.
Bright, Chief Executive, on behalf of the SWM team
31 May. Veolia
Environmental Trust grants are for not-for-profit groups in
the vicinity of a Veolia site supporting the natural, social and built
4 June. The Product Readiness Competition
can help SMEs and their supply chain take low carbon vehicle
technologies from demonstration through to production.
27 June. The
Advanced Propulsion Centre’s tenth funding competition has up to £30 million available
to develop low carbon powertrain technology.
25 July. Opening
Monday, the Strength in Places fund takes
a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to
support local economic growth.
March 2019. SMEs can
obtain free energy audits and 40%
grant funding towards energy efficiency measures in Greater
Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country areas.
The Community and Environment Fund
is to provide benefits to communities along the route
disrupted by the construction of HS2.
the past year we have promoted >£600 million of accessible funding.
SWM and member events
Change Solutions is
running a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Showcase
at the University of Birmingham on 31 May.
West Midlands will run
an Environmental Awareness Training Course
on 31 May, educating individuals about key environmental
principles and practice.
& Warwickshire Green Business Programme is
running a two day Intermediate Revit for Architecture
training course on 6 and 7 June.
County Council is
running a Clean-Tech Innovation Conference
on 6 June for local companies to showcase cutting edge clean
is convening the latest
Innovative Low Carbon Working Group meeting on 7 June in
partnership with the Innovation Alliance for the West
is running an environmental visit to IT
company Stone Computers, recipients of the Staffordshire
Chambers Environmental award, on 7 June.
European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) is
running a Value from Waste masterclass on 13 and 14 June.
is running a Clean and Smart City Conference
on 14 June which focuses on improving air quality through
of Birmingham, with
partners, is running an event on 14 June
that will showcase opportunities for your business from
greening the city’s transport.
Change Solutions’ Schools for the Future event
is on 15 June with a focus on how schools can finance and
deliver energy efficiency and install renewable energy.
Trent is making its energy
usage data public and is inviting
organisations to an energy hackathon on 18 and 19
June in Coventry.
Systems Catapult’s transforming
places through clean growth event is on 19 June to engage local
authorities in mapping future local energy.
& Warwickshire Green Business Programme is
running an IP and Business Consultation
on 27 June allowing SMEs to gain advice on intellectual
& Warwickshire Green Business Programme’s Greening
Your Fleet event on 29 June will encourage your
business to invest in low carbon vehicles.
in partnership with our member Fit for the Future Network is
running an event entitled
‘Biodiversity: Its role in sustainability and tackling climate
change’ on 12 July.
Worcestershire LEP with workshops for local organisations to
help shape their new Energy Strategy. More information in due
full list of our members is on our website.
SWM and member updates
welcomes its new members: CPRE West Midlands and TP Knotweed Solutions.
says farewell to Gareth Evans, Volunteer
Communications Officer on placement from Coventry University.
We wish him happy travels and all the best for his final year.
launch a national sustainability network for
combined authorities earlier this month.
also shared its new report at the above
event, which looks at how the combined authorities are
performing against a series of sustainability metrics.
helped the WMCA to hold
its first Environment Board which included draft briefings on planning standards and developing a strategic approach to air
has been supporting North
Warwickshire and Hinckley College with its sustainability
agenda; contact us to find out how we
can do the same for you!
has been supporting LEPs
with stakeholder engagement to help develop their energy
strategies. The latest workshops we ran were
for Stoke & Staffs LEP.
Interim Evaluation Report
looks at the achievements it has made to date; it is making
excellent progress on many aspects!
Systems Catapult has been appointed to support
a consortium project on how to reward drivers who use electric
vehicles to support the UK’s power grid.
has published a case study of our
sustainability assessment of reusable sharps containers at
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.
University’s excellent GradEx event for the fifth
year running by judging geography student presentations on
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news and events
Summer Showcase is a
marketplace event that brings together over 150 cleantech
developers and sustainable solutions’ providers in London on 14 June.
Sustainable Estates Forum
for estates teams and suppliers
in higher education, healthcare, leisure, retail, commercial
and residential sectors is on 21 and 22 June.
National Sustainability UK Expo will
take place on 26 June in Coventry. SWM will
be exhibiting and speaking about our support to local
has announced the launch of a
£102 million investment programme in new local energy
approaches and a new research consortium.
is to continue to run its Heat Network Investment Project
after a successful pilot; a Midlands engagement event in July
2018 is likely.
UK’s Community Awards will honour
those small groups making a big difference to our quality of
life; there are ten different award categories.
new app called
E-Mission, designed to track the carbon ‘forkprint’ of your
diet, will launch on 4 June in Birmingham.
Green Alley Awards are
recognising organisations that are transforming the waste and
recycling industry. Deadline for applications is 1 July.
has published a draft Clean Air Strategy 2018 which
outlines the ambition to reduce pollution whilst boosting the
economy. A consultation closes on 14 August.
Health England has developed a new tool which
calculates the NHS and social care costs of air pollution.
& Mosses Business Environment Network’s
event on 4 July focuses on habitat creation and the impact it can have on your
GDPR: Tomorrow, the Data Protection Act 1998 will be
superseded by the Guide to the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR). The basic premise is around a greater
transparency of what individuals' data is being used for, by whom
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