23.12.2015

A Practitioner in a Policy World: COP21

“Policy without practice is like a bike without wheels. It won’t go anywhere.”

Keith Jones, Environmental Practice Advisor for the National Trust and one of the Network founders, spent the week at COP21 as part of the International National Trust Organisation (INTO) delegation. INTO had a stand in the Observation area of the conference, and were there to help emphasise the importance of protecting heritage and culture in the face of climate change as well as the role they can play in mitigating its impact.

Climate-change adaptation measures
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01.12.2015

Integrated Energy Systems – Brokerage event

Our latest Fit for the Future Network event, Integrated Energy Systems, took place at National Trust’s Quarry Bank Mill. The meeting was run by Knowledge Transfer Network, and representatives from member organisations including the National trust, RNLI, Canal and River trust, The Co-op, The Whitworth, Zero Carbon World, Adnams, and Severn Wye Energy Agency came along. The event was all about collaboration, innovation. knowledge sharing and networking.

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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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