01.08.2019

Peer Power! Fit for the Future in Action at English Heritage’s Wrest Park

Peer reviews are a great example of Fit for the Future in action. Instead of going to a costly consultant, members can benefit from the expertise and guidance of fellow network members. For our latest peer review, Mike from English Heritage, welcomed Stuart from The Rothschild Foundation and Tony from Historic Royal Palaces to Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. He was seeking opinions and guidance on effective energy saving measures in historic settings, and replacing old oil boilers with more efficient and sustainable systems.  

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31.07.2019

Accessing Fit for the Future Resources- A Step by Step Guide

Fit for the Future members have exclusive access to an online bank of resources that includes case studies, presentations, templates, reports, tools and more. Maybe you're looking for a guide to making the business case for sustainability and an accompanying template, or the presentations and notes from our climate change adaptation events. Follow this step by step guide to browse and download resources to support your work. You can also upload a resource to share with fellow members.

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24.07.2019

Butterflies and Botanicals - Fit for the Future Welcomes New Members

We are delighted with the growth of our network over recent months as more organisations from the third-sector and beyond seek to become climate-friendly, adaptive and resilient. Following six new members in June, we welcome another two this week, and are delighted to report the return of Oxfam to our network. These diverse organisations bring committed people and practical experience, and we look forward to helping them achieve their sustainability aims.

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02.07.2019

Toolkit Helps Local Authorities Radically Cut Emissions Whilst Improving Quality of Life

Much of the discussion around tackling climate change is still about giving things up, but Ashden's new Climate Action Co-Benefits Toolkit takes a different view by focusing on what can be gained from climate action. Local benefits include improved health, clean air, better travel options, green spaces, and warm and cheap-to-heat homes. 

Sustainable transport, Health and Well being standards, Climate-change adaptation measures, Behaviour change programme
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26.06.2019

Fit for the Future Proud Judges of Greenest Charity Retailer Award

Fit for the Future were thrilled to judge entries for a new category- Greenest Charity Retailer- at the 2019 Charity Retail Awards this week. Congratulations to British Heart Foundation who scooped the award, and to shortlisted charities Wandsworth Oasis and St Oswald’s Hospice. The new award highlights the increasing recognition of the importance of environmental sustainability in the third-sector, an issue explored by some of our members in the May issue of Charity Finance Magazine.

Water and Waste, Waste Management solutions, Waste minimisation, Sustainable procurement
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13.06.2019

Fit for the Future to Support Heritage Fund Projects

We are thrilled to be included in Heritage Fund plans to ensure that the projects they fund adopt environmentally responsible measures. Fit for the Future look forward to welcoming these projects to the network and linking them up with the people, advice and resources that will help them to become climate-friendly, adaptive and resilient. 

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05.06.2019

Castles, Churches, Trains, Boats and Seafarers: Fit for the Future welcomes new members

We are delighted to welcome six diverse new organisations to our membership this spring: The Landmark Trust, Historic Churches Scotland, Virgin Trains' Green Champions, Royal Yachting Association, Mission to Seafarers and Bradford Trident.

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07.05.2019

Adapting to Climate Change with the Met Office and the RSPB

Climate mitigation has been hitting the headlines recently, but how do our organisations deal with potential impacts from climate change? Our event on 1st May with the Met Office and the RSPB took members through the latest climate projection data and how this could be used to develop an adaptation strategy. 

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18.04.2019

Back to the Future in a Hydrogen Car

Fit for the Future member National Trust hosted the very first Hydrogen Hub roadshow at their headquarters in Swindon. National Trust have been piloting a hydrogen SUV in their fleet for just over a year and this event brought together exciting discussions about the future of sustainable transport. 

Sustainable transport, Hydrogen vehicles, Electric Vehicles/ EV charging
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12.03.2019

From 35,000 litres of oil a year to Renewable Heat at National Trust's Wimpole Estate

It previously took 35,000 litres of oil a year to heat the Grade 1 listed mansion house and restaurant at National Trust’s Wimpole Estate, but newly installed renewable heat pump technology has taken this figure down to 0. The heat pump uses around one third of the energy needed by the previous oil boilers, and has reduced carbon emissions by 47 tonnes per year as well as saving over £8,000 a year in fuel costs.  Fit for the Future practitioners from Guide Dogs, RSPB, Historic England, English Heritage, Diocese of Ely and National Trust headed to Wimpole to find out about the installation and related successes and challenges first hand.

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