16 February 2017
Fit for the Future Network launches its latest Impact Report – download the full report here.
The release of our latest impact report reveals members have collectively saved an estimated £1.2m on energy bills and reduced carbon emissions by over 4,000 tonnes.
Last night Fit for the Future Network Chair, Sir Ed Davey, announced the launch of our latest impact report. The report highlights the successes of the Network and our members over the last year, and sets out the vision of Fit for the Future.
Some of the standout achievements include an estimated financial saving for members of £1.2m on their energy bills, a 10.3 GWH increase in renewable energy capacity (enough to power 8834 homes!) and a reduction in carbon emissions of over 4,000 tonnes.
These savings enable our members, many of them not-for-profits, to drive funds back into their organisation’s core purpose. For example, Oxfam’s savings from transport costs in 2016 could pay for clean water for a quarter of a million people. Guide Dog’s energy savings could pay for two Guide Dog Partnerships.
The success of the Network depends on its ability to bring practitioners together so that they can share best practise and collaborate. In 2016, Fit for the Future connected 532 practitioners through 26 events across the country, such as project site visits to Stirling Castle and Stickle Ghyll, working groups on behaviour change, networking events, conferences, peer consultancies and energy monitoring workshops. These workshops have helped the rate of reporting and monitoring among members to increase by 40%.
The report is also an opportunity for us to showcase the achievements of individual members, and this year features case studies from the Canal and River Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and the University of Chester.
It goes without saying that it is the hard work, the inspiration and the commitment of our members that have enabled the Network’s success and have enabled it to grow year on year. Later this spring we will be launching our new strategy, so that we can offer better services to you. This will ensure we continue to support you as you seek to reduce your environmental impact and become resilient in the face of climate change.