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Tackling Packaging & Disposable Coffee Cups

Tackling Packaging & Disposable Coffee Cups

By on Jan 24, 2018 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The billions of coffee cups that are thrown away every year, mostly ending up in landfill, have been making headlines recently as MPs propose a 25p ‘latte levy’. Plastic waste has also been in the spotlight as alarming statistics surface: Europeans generate 25m tonnes of plastic waste annually, but less than 30% is collected for recycling.

Many Fit for the Future members are already challenging industry norms when it comes to finding practical solutions to the problems of single-use packaging and coffee cups. Here are some of our favourite examples

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Making Contact: The Switch from Diesel to Electric

Making Contact: The Switch from Diesel to Electric

By on Jan 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Switching to EVs can be a win-win for organisations if circumstances are right, enabling them to lessen the impact they have on the environment and save significant amounts of money. But what are the potential pitfalls, and what advice would those who’ve already gone down the EV route give to other organisations?

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Network Harvest 2017- in Pictures

Network Harvest 2017- in Pictures

By on Nov 28, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We heard from heritage and charitable organisations at the forefront of action on climate change- the people who are pioneering sustainable projects and innovations, saving money, and ensuring a resilient future for their organisations. It was the Network Harvest 2017, our annual members event, and what an inspiring day it was!

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Heritage That’s Fit for the Future: Collaboration with HLF Announced

Heritage That’s Fit for the Future: Collaboration with HLF Announced

By on Nov 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, announces that HLF will be encouraging their grantees to become part of Fit for the Future.   The announcement was made today during a keynote speech at our annual membership event, the Network Harvest. The Heritage Lottery Fund will be working closely with us to help the people and projects they support take action on climate change and ensure a sustainable future for our heritage. “we are only trustees for those that come after us.”     Ros Kerslake said:   “As the largest funder of heritage projects in the UK, the Heritage Lottery Fund has always been acutely aware of its responsibility. We aim to show leadership and to encourage all involved to act as good custodians so that we can pass on our heritage for future generations to enjoy.”   “However, we recognise that some organisations will need support to fully embrace the principles and practice of environmental sustainability and so we are delighted to announce today that we are building a closer relationship with Fit for the Future, this fantastic network of organisations dedicated to helping people and projects to ‘go green’.”   “We absolutely support the Fit for the Future principle that, more often than not, the solution is already out there when it comes to making buildings, land and whole organisations more sustainable. We will therefore be encouraging grantees, new and old, to become part of the network so that they can learn from others and in time share their own stories so that together we continue to develop good practice in this field.”     HLF were one of the first major funders to focus attention on the issue of environmental sustainability, introducing their first environmental impact policy in 2008. They are the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK and advocate for the value of heritage. Since 1994, they have awarded £7.7billion to over 42,000 projects.   HLF funded projects are already doing great things in terms of environmental sustainability, but by pooling knowledge and resources we can achieve much more for the future of our heritage and our environment. Our latest impact report reveals how sustainability is making a real different to...

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