We're Traveling in the Right Direction
I love the winter, it’s such a great time to reflect on the year and, in turn, look forward to the new year ahead and the opportunities that come with it.
2017 has been a really productive year for the Society. We started off the year by welcoming our two new team members, Phil and Tatum, who are working on our marketing and policy work respectively. Both are working hard to ensure we maximise awareness of registered environmental professionals and the excellent work they do.
This year we have again seen a further increase in the number of professionals on the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registers. Plus, having looked into the figures a little closer, it is really pleasing to see registrations increasing among females and consistency in a young average age of 39. 44% of new Chartered Environmentalist registrations in 2017 are female, which is a huge step in the right direction (the figure was 42% in 2016). Many congratulations to you all!
Looking forward to 2018 we have some exciting plans. We will be increasing our efforts to make sure employers and decision makers recognise and value CEnv and REnvTech, as well as looking for more ways to enable our registrants to share good practice and what works across the broad range of sectors we cover.
This year we celebrated World Environment Day for the first time and have plans to continue this on the 5th June next year. In particular, we will be celebrating the successes of some of our registrants and welcoming some new Honorary Fellows.
However, before we reach the summer, we will be getting all techy by broadcasting a number of live webinars for the very first time. The initial webinars will be based around how to become a CEnv or REnvTech and why you should make the step to professional registration as an environmental expert. These will be perfect for aspiring environmental professionals, employers thinking about staff development and professional bodies looking to offer their members an added benefit.
As always, we love to hear directly from our registrants so if you have an idea or a thought please do get in touch and let us know. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Finally, I would like to thank all our volunteers for the hard work they have put into the Society this year and wish you all a wonderful and sustainable 2018.
Dr Emma Wilcox – CEO Society for the Environment