2018 SocEnv Awards & Lectures - What Did You Miss?
Where do we start? The Society celebrated World Environment Day 2018 with an amazing line-up of award-winners and stimulating lectures centred around this year’s theme urging people to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
We welcomed CEnvs and REnvTechs, future environmental professionals, colleagues and friends to Arup’s London offices on the 5th June to learn, network and celebrate. We presented the coveted 2018 Environmental Professional of the Year award to passionate CHP Manager, Graham Powell CEnv, as well as awarding three new Honorary Fellows of the Society for the Environment (HonFSE).
On top of the above, we heard from expert speakers who offered insight into, and challenged topics such as; natural capital, Welsh policy, professional registration, the success of a 5p bag charge and, of course, plastic. To kick off proceedings we enjoyed a key note talk from Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser for Defra, who suggested that "plastics themselves are not the problem, rather plastics in the wrong places are the key problem."
Watch the full recording below, or read more key messages in our photographic and editorial look back:
A Photographic and Editorial Look Back