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Events

20th Jan 2022

Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) SILVER Workshop 11th Feb

The STEM scheme helps businesses to improve their environmental performance - and for smaller businesses in particular is a useful framework and accreditation towards achieving 'net zero'. STEM has 3 levels - blue, silver and gold. These levels correspond to the 3 phases of the National {...}

Started by Martin White

Events

13th Jan 2022

Steps To Environmental Management (STEM) BLUE Introductory Workshop 21st Jan

The STEM scheme helps businesses to improve their environmental performance - and for smaller businesses in particular is a useful framework and accreditation towards achieving 'net zero'. STEM has 3 levels - blue, silver and gold. These levels correspond to the 3 phases of the National {...}

Started by Martin White

General

17th Nov 2021

Kent County Council Updates Design Guide for Sustainable Homes, Buildings & the Environment...

All new infrastructure and developments in Kent and Medway should have net zero carbon emissions and use resources efficiently, under new-look design guidance published by Kent County Council, Medway Council, and Kent’s District and Borough Planning Authorities. Communities must also be well co {...}

Started by Martin White

General

11th Nov 2021

UK Environment Legislation Becomes Law...

Legislation that will protect and enhance our environment for future generations has now passed into UK law. The Act will help clean up the country’s air, restore natural habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste and make better use of our resources. It will halt the decline in species b {...}

Started by Martin White

General

4th Nov 2021

SME Climate Hub - Let us Help you Future Proof your Business...

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the talk around climate change, the 'race to zero - 2050' and not knowing the vital role your business has in achieving this goal? You're not alone! The SME Climate Hub is a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for main {...}

Started by Martin White

General

4th Nov 2021

Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener. Government Policy Document.

Strategy document setting out the UK Government's policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050. Last year, the Prime Minister set out his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, laying the foundations for a green economic {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

6th Oct 2021

Join the Sustainable Construction Revolution!

Forward thinking Main Contractor @redkeyconcepts operating in Kent and the SouthEast needs your expertise due to ongoing expansion! Contact Charley and the team on 01227 649030; www.greenbusinesshub.eco/red-key-concepts-ltd

Started by Martin White

Promotions

16th Sep 2021

Solar Together - Registration is open for our group-buying for solar scheme!

All residents living in one of the participating council areas and who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system) can register for the Solar Together group-buying scheme. Small and medium-sized enterprises (non-domestic) and Commonhold Associations meetin {...}

Started by Martin White

General

9th Aug 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Sixth Assessment Report. August 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forw {...}

Started by Martin White

General

29th Jun 2021

Sixth Carbon Budget - Committee for Climate Change. The UK's path to Net Zero. FREE Report Download

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and ad {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

3rd Jun 2021

Low Carbon Across the South & East (LoCASE) - Grant Funding up to £10K. Eligibility Registration Now Open...

Growing the Low Carbon Economy Across the South & East Whether it be unlocking funding for an energy efficiency upgrade to your operations, to develop or improve your ‘green’ product/service proposition or simply assisting you to streamline or innovate, LoCASE is here to help support your {...}

Started by Martin White

General

25th May 2021

Renewing Britain: The changing landscape of home-grown energy 2008 – 2021

The UK's existing 27m housing stock accounts for around 35% of total UK energy consumption and around 20% of total UK Co2 emissions. From 2025 the Government has proposed a ban on all new traditional gas/oil fired central heating systems as we move towards our 2050 legally binding objective {...}

Started by Martin White

General

22nd Apr 2021

Ecosystem Restoration - A practical guide to healing the planet from the UN Environment Programme

People and the planet are only as healthy as the ecosystems we all depend on. Bringing degraded ecosystems back to life – for example by planting trees, cleaning up riverbanks, or simply giving nature space to recover – increases their benefits to society and biodiversity. Without reviving ecosy {...}

Started by Martin White

General

22nd Apr 2021

UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035...

Press Release in full from HM Government: 20th April 2021 You can read the original article here: www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-enshrines-new-target-in-law-to-slash-emissions-by-78-by-2035 The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissio {...}

Started by Martin White

General

14th Apr 2021

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Final Report 2021

The Dasgupta Review is an independent, global review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta (Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge). The Review was commissioned in 2019 by HM Treasury and has been supported by an Advisory Panel drawn from public {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

25th Mar 2021

Kent REVS up for Cleaner Air... FREE Electric Van & Charger Trial - NOW LIVE!

Grab yourself a FREE two month electric van trial - with a FREE charging point included at your home... As part of our desire to help the transition to cleaner, greener transport infrastructure, Kent County Council have secured £1.5M of Highways England funding to operate a two-year electric va {...}

Started by Martin White

Question

4th Mar 2021

Did the 2021 Budget Meet your Green Expectations?

UK Government – 2021 Budget Green Initiatives Summary According to the Chancellor in his budget speech on Wednesday 3rd March, ‘our future economy needs investment in green industries across the United Kingdom’. But did the measures outlined meet, exceed or fall short of your expectations? {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

4th Feb 2021

Sustainability Goals Good for your Business?

Sustainability means different things to different people. It can also seem very complicated and confusing, especially if you wish to improve the sustainability of your SME business in order to make it future proof, viably profitable for the 21st Century. You may be tempted to think it is something {...}

Started by Martin White

Company News

28th Jan 2021

What is your Business Carbon Footprint? Helpful guide to Carbon Footprinting & Carbon Neutral Accreditation from Carbon Trust...

The Carbon Trust is s not for profit private enterprise set up originally by the UK government to accelerate the delivery of a sustainable, low carbon economy by helping businesses, governments and organisations across the globe to reduce carbon emissions and increase resource efficiency. What is {...}

Started by Martin White

Promotions

6th Jan 2021

Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme - £350 Grants Available

Overview of the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme According to year-end figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK new-car registrations in 2020 dropped to their lowest level since 1992! Overall sales figures show a 29.4% decrease in new-car registrations year- {...}

Started by Martin White