This jointly organised event to celebrate the significance of World Environment Day has brought together a number experts from the Society for the Environment's Licensed Bodies for a series of informative talks and discussions. Register your free attendance today!
Together with its 24 Licensed Bodies, the Society is hosting an expert led conference on World Environment Day (5th June 2017), with an umbrella theme of ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’. This is an opportunity to discuss current issues and share expert knowledge with an audience from multiple sectors. A series of specialist speakers will provide insight into their respective fields, highlighting how their work is contributing to the underlying principles of World Environment Day.
We are pleased to welcome highly knowledgeable speakers from a variety of sectors to provide their thoughts on a number of environmental subjects. Confirmed speakers include:
- Prof Carolyn Roberts – Vice President of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)
- Dougal Driver – Fellow of Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and Vice Chair of the Society for the Environment
- David McHugh – Trustee of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
- Dr Stephanie Wray – President of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental (CIEEM)
- Dr Peter Matthews CBE OBE – Former President of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Chair of Society for the Environment.
Speaker subjects cover green cities, innovation and evidence based conservation in a post truth era, to name just a selection. More information can be found in the event programme below.
Launch of Festival of Nature 2017
In addition to a great line up of speakers, we are delighted to announce that Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC), Savita Custead, will be officially launching the 2017 ‘Festival of Nature’ during the conference. Festival of Nature brings together over 200 organisations and 30,000 people for the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world from Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th June 2017. A wide spectrum of events will be taking place between Bristol and Bath; from professional networking to educational school workshops, expert speakers to family fun activities. To find out more, please visit www.festivalofnature.org.uk or click here to read our press release about the launch.
The event programme, including timings and the presentation titles, can be viewed by clicking here.
Who Can Attend?
The World Environment Day conference is not only open to registered environmental professionals, but also welcomes interested parties, volunteers and aspiring environmental professionals alike. If interested, there will also be opportunities to discuss the routes available to becoming a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech).
How to Register
Register your attendance online today by following the 'Register' button link at the top of this page. Please note - you must register to attend (it only takes two minutes).
The World Environment Day Conversation
As part of the World Environment Day celebrations, the Society is calling for its registered environmental professionals to share information, news and knowledge in order to form a collective approach to tackling environmental issues and improving sustainability.
The Society is requesting that environmental professionals from all Licensed Bodies join the conversation about World Environment Day and how their CEnvs and REnvTechs connect with the environment by producing at least one of the following:
- A blog post on what you are doing in the next 12 months to help the environment
- An article for your licensed body newsletter/magazine about how your work aligns with what World Environment Day stands for.
- Post a picture or short video on Twitter of you at work to illustrate your connection with the environment.
When sharing on social media, please use the hashtags #EnvProfsWED and #WorldEnvironmentDay, and tag @SocEnv_HQ into the post for us to share.
Find out more by visiting the dedicated World Environment Day 2017 page.
What is World Environment Day?
"World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in more than 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change. Through decades of WED celebrations, hundreds of thousands of people from countries all over the world and from all sectors of society have participated in individual and organized environmental action."
- United Nations
For an overview of World Environment Day 2017, please visit the World Environment Day website or download the UN Environment Programme guide for businesses. But, remember, please also use our unique hashtag #EnvProfsWED.
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