Sharing, Collaboration and Inspiration – Network Harvest 2017

This year’s Network Harvest was another fantastic day, with members gathering at the British Museum to share knowledge, collaborate and walk away feeling inspired. 


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

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. 

Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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Passion, heritage & hydrogen- inside #COP23

I attended COP23 in Bonn, Germany as a representative of the International National Trust organisation (INTO) and the National Trust in Wales. But I also attended as a concerned father. What was on my mind? How can we save future generations from picking up our bill for mismanaging the planet, and how can we better share with, and learn from, others?

Climate-change adaptation measures, Hydrogen vehicles
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To Retrofit or Rebuild with the RNLI

The RNLI – a charity with a mission to save lives at sea – have 238 lifeboat stations around the country, and a 24 hour on-call rescue service. Many of these lifeboat stations pose challenges: they are aging buildings, and contribute to a third of the charity’s total energy costs.

Money lost through wasted energy is money that could have been spent on saving more lives at sea, so the RNLI are keen to make them as efficient as possible.

Victoria Limbrick and Robert Jeans, RNLI’s Energy Manager and Estates Engineer respectively, are on a mission to ensure that these 238 stations are fit for purpose and cost effective.

Energy Efficiency, Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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Latest agenda and speaker line-up announced – Network Harvest 2017

Ros Kerslake and Sir Ed Davey announced as keynote speakers for this year’s Network Harvest – plus the latest agenda…

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Introducing our New Network Champion

The time has come to announce our latest Network Champion- someone who is doing outstanding sustainability work within their own organisation, and towards helping us achieve the Fit for the Future mission. 

We’re very pleased to introduce Miranda Campbell, the East of England’s Environmental Practices Adviser for the National Trust. We asked Miranda about some of the inspiring work she has been doing, and her future vision for a sustainable National Trust.

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How to Create a Sustainability Strategy

How can charities and not-for-profits go about developing a sustainability or environmental strategy geared towards success? At a recent meeting in Scotland, Fit for the Future members National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Canals, National Trust and Historic Environment Scotland shared their top tips on how to make it happen.

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Are Fit for the Future Members Adapting to Climate Change?

Our survey reveals 50% of Fit for the Future members are ‘not yet’ dealing with climate change adaptation as part of their role, ahead of a new Fit for the Future initiative to inspire action on this issue.

Climate-change adaptation measures
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Our ‘Buildings for the Future’ Conference

On Wednesday 5th July in the beautiful summer sunshine, people from all over the country representing a huge range of organisations gathered at The Watershed in Bristol to discuss all aspects of sustainable buildings.

Energy efficiency: modern building, Energy Efficiency
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From Harvest to Heat- Hot Topics

Representatives from land and property owning organisations came together at Chatsworth House last week for our most recent Fit for the Future Network event, From Harvest to Heat. Delegates hailed from member organisations including the RNLI, the National Trust, Peak District National Park, Chatsworth House, Canal & River Trust, Historic England, Thoresby Estate, and the John Muir Trust. Representatives from CIBSE and Ofgem also came along to share their expertise.

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