Fit for the Future with Julie’s Bicycle

On Wednesday 21st September, Fit for the Future Network supported Julie’s Bicycle at an event designed to engage the arts and cultural sector in environmental sustainability. Read about the day and find links to useful resources and presentations.

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Fit for the Future Network shortlisted for an Energy Award

We are delighted to announce that Fit for the Future Network has been shortlisted for an award! Following on from our recent success at the Business Green Awards, we have been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year – Processes and Projects at the Energy Awards 2016. The result will be announced on 30 November at the London awards ceremony.

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Network Harvest 2016

Our Network Harvest event was a resounding success, with networking, sharing, collaboration and learning. Here is write up of the day by Robin Clegg.

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Peer Consultancy – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

One of the benefits to members is the opportunity to receive free peer consultancies from other experienced members. In September 2016, the National Trust delivered a peer consultancy for Kew Gardens to offer objective and tailored advice on energy and sustainability issues related to their situation.

Renewable energy, Biomass, Heat pumps, Sourcing funding to deliver projects
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Fit for the Future Network Harvest

UPDATED AGENDA! It is less than a month until our Network Harvest, our inaugural annual members event. Join the Network and our new chair, Sir Ed Davey, to celebrate the achievements of the Network and its members this year.

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Good News!

September’s Good News round-up full of fantastic success stories from some of our Network members.

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Tate’s Reuse Revolution

The Tate is embarking on a Reuse Revolution, to cut down on waste and bring benefits back to the local community. They are hoping their efforts will be enough to clinch a Green Apple Environmental Award, showing how culture is meeting environmental sustainability. 

Water and Waste, Waste Management solutions, Waste minimisation
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Introducing our Summer Network Champion

We are very pleased to announce our Summer Network Champion of 2016, Jo Gosling, Environmental Manager at Oxfam GB. We interview Jo for insight into her work, achievements and future vision for sustainability at Oxfam GB. Choosing a Network Champion is all about recognising the outstanding work being done by an individual within the Network, both for their own organisation and the Fit for the Future group as a whole.

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Building an environmentally sustainable cultural estate with Julie’s Bicycle

We’re excited to be working in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle to host a one day event funded by Arts Council England, which will explore the opportunities and challenges of climate change adaptation and mitigation for cultural and heritage buildings.

Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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Network Wins at Business Green Leaders Awards 2016

We’re extremely chuffed to report that Fit for the Future Network scooped a Business Green Leaders award at the ceremony last night, winning in the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year category. The Network was recognised for its achievements in engaging almost 1,000 environmental practitioners from 106 different organisations in 2015 in order to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing to drive energy efficiency and renewables projects.

Behaviour change programme
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