27.11.2015

Feel Good News Feed

In these monthly posts, we shout about some of the inspiring work being done by our members and celebrate their recent achievements. Here are November’s stories.

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19.11.2015

Introducing our New Network Champ

Every quarter, we choose a ‘Network Champ’ to recognise 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. As winter draws in, we are proud to present our final champion for 2015, Luke Sherlock. Luke is the sustainability Manager for the Devonshire Group, which includes the magnificent Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and Yorkshire’s Bolton Abbey. 

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28.10.2015

Feel Good News Feed

In these monthly posts, we shout about some of the inspiring work being done by our members and celebrate their recent achievements. Here are October’s stories.

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27.10.2015

Procurement- The First Step to Sustainability

Our latest Fit for the Future Network event, Sustainable Procurement, Policies and Practices, took place in the grand surroundings of National Trust’s Morden Hall Park. The meeting was supported by Clean Air Better Business and the Mayor of London. Representatives from member organisations including the National Trust, Cancer Research UK, Canal and River Trust, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, RSPB, The Co-op, The City of London and Lambeth Council came along to share best practice and sustainable procurement strategies.

Sustainable procurement
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28.09.2015

Feel Good News Feed

In these monthly posts, we shout about some of the inspiring work being done by our members and celebrate their recent achievements. Here are September’s stories.

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24.09.2015

Introducing Our First Network Champ

The Fit for the Future Network is proud to introduce its first Network Champion. Howard Richings has pioneered low carbon construction techniques and green energy solutions at the RNLI for more than 25 years. Through the cost savings and income generated via renewables, and supporting crews at lifeboat stations around the UK, Howard’s work has made a significant contribution to enabling the RNLI to achieve its core purpose of saving lives at sea. Howard has also been an active and hugely supportive member of the Network since its inception, offering advice to other organisations and sharing his expertise. We caught up with Howard upon his retirement for insight into his work and achievements.

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10.09.2015

Introducing a Global Network of Sustainable Farms

Network member, INTO (International National Trusts Organisations), is an international network of National Trusts and is currently holding it’s 16th annual conference in Cambridge. Amongst the organisation’s many projects is Sustainable Farms, which brings together National Trust farming properties from across the globe. Anika Molesworth is the Global Coordinator for the project. We catch up with her to find out more about the project and some of the farms involved.

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09.09.2015

Explore Eco Buildings for Free During Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, running from this Thursday 10th September to Saturday 13th, is an annual festival celebrating England’s local history. During this time you can gain free access to buildings of every age, style and function, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. This year, sustainable and eco -friendly buildings are a big part of the celebration, and there’ll be the opportunity to get a behind the scenes peak at these unique places

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25.08.2015

The Highlights of Community Energy Fortnight

Community Energy Fortnight, hosted by Network members the Community Energy Coalition, kicks off on 5th September. We catch up with the CEC team to find out why community energy is so important and what events will be taking place this year.

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18.08.2015

Ancient Trees and Enterprise in the Heart of Sherwood Forest

This month’s member story comes from Adam Potter, Head of Estates Maintenance at Thoresby Estate in the heart of Sherwood Forest, North Nottinghamshire. Adam tells us more about Thoresby’s sustainable wood fuel cycle, from restoring the estate’s native woodland to growing fuel for newly installed biomass boilers.

Biomass
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