The Fit for the Future Network is a partnership between the sustainability charity, Ashden and the National Trust. Its life officially began in 2012 when the National Trust team won an Ashden Gold Award for outstanding achievements in their energy saving and generation work.
Environmental Practice Advisers Keith Jones and Paul Southall were already blogging about their experiences.The questions and comments began to pour in, and they quickly realised the need for a solution- sharing network that would link organisations across the UK and internationally. Energised by the Ashden Awards win and with continued support from the National Trust, Fit for the Future Network was set up. An official launch took place in November of 2013, and was attended by over 200 people from 80 organisations.
The next step was to recruit a network manager. Chloe Hampson became the Network’s ‘environmental dating agent’ in November of 2013 and works with a board comprised of representatives from Ashden Awards, RNLI, The Crown Estate, RSPB and National Trust. Since then it’s been all about link-ups, site visits, events and sharing to ensure that, when it comes to environmental solutions, no one is re-inventing the wheel.
Hannah joined the Network in September 2016, taking on responsibility for communications and event management. This includes stories for the website and our monthly good news, so get in touch if you have something you’d like us to share with the rest of the Network.