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Newsletter - April 2019

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Society for the Environment E-Newsletter
Issue #12 | Friday 26th April 2019
Update from our Chair and CEO

Welcome to the April edition of our e-newsletter...

It is wonderful to be able to report that following our receipt of Privy Council approval (without amendment) to the governance changes as approved by the Society’s last AGM in July 2018, "Her Majesty's Gracious Gift" was unanimously approved by our Constituent Bodies in the EGM on 24th April.

Together with the unanimous approval of the “kick in” time/date proposed for these changes (00:01 BST on 4th June 2019) and the appointment of the new Board all as proposed, this sets us up well for the future.

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Deadline Approaching - Environmental Professional of the Year Award 

Time is running out to submit a nomination to become 2019 Environmental Professional of the Year!

The prestigious Environmental Professional of the Year award recognises the outstanding work of Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registrants.

The Award showcases the achievements of those striving to protect and enhance the environment on a daily basis and attracts a diverse range of outstanding nominations each year from across sectors and continents. 

The award is open to CEnv and REnvTech registrants only, and submissions are accepted for both self-nominations and nominations for your peers, colleagues or those that inspire you. Multiple nominations from one person are accepted and you are not required to be a CEnv or REnvTech in order to submit a nomination. 

To be in with a chance of showcasing your environmental work or the work of your peers, the Society encourages you to apply by the deadline of 12:00 BST on Wednesday 1st May 2019.
Submit a nomination

World Environment Day 2019: How Are You Beating Air Pollution?

In the run-up to World Environment Day, we are looking for your case studies of projects that have helped counter air pollution. 

World Environment Day is a United Nations initiative held annually on the 5th June, promoting environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe. 
As part of our leading involvement in World Environment Day in the UK, the Society is once again part of the global theme awareness campaign on Air Pollution. As part of the campaign, we will be highlighting the dangers of air pollution, as well as sharing your case studies of projects tackling the problem. In your case study, please explore: 
  • What is your organisation doing to reduce its impact on air quality internally and/or externally?
  • Do you have anything special planned to reduce your contribution to air pollution?
  • What is being done to address the issue?
  • How is your organisation leading on the reduction of harmful emissions?
Please send all case studies to You can also get involved on social media, using the hashtag #BeatAirPollution. Further resources will be made available soon via our website
Find out more about World Environment Day

Latest News

Policy Update
SocEnv's Policy and Communications Officer, Sarah Ridgeon, outlines recent developments in what has been a busy time for both Government and the Environmental Policy Forum, and looks ahead to the coming months.
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New CEnv Profile Available Online
Dan Oerther, CEnv through the Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE), provides his own insight into being a CEnv. Our CEnv profiles give an idea of the breadth of work environmental professionals are involved in.
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Future Events

Our Ecology - Opportunities and Value When Developing Land
Ecology is part of the development agenda, providing challenges but also opportunities. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are holding this event to cover topics such as legislation, penalties and allocation of duty of care. 
Bedford | 16th May 2019
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SocEnv Awards and Lectures: "A Spotlight on Net Gain"
Celebrate the work of environmental professionals, network with current & aspiring registrants, meet teams from our Licensed Bodies, learn from insightful expert lectures & discover how to register as a CEnv or REnvTech - all on the eve of World Environment Day!
London | 4th June 2019
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Knowledge Hub Update
The latest addition to the Knowledge Hub section of our website is a new Biosecurity toolkit for landscape consultants, developed by a number of key Professional Bodies with the aim of identifying best practice across the sector. 
Find out more
Upcoming Podcast Series
We will shortly be launching our new podcast series, with the first episode on 5 June for World Environment Day. Each podcast will feature an interview with registrants, providing insight into their expertise and experiences.
Find out more



CHES Annual Conference
The Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) explore the value of an environmental science education. How can we motivate the next generation to aspire to an environmental career?
Bristol | 21st May 2019
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Resourcing the Future Conference
Returning for 2019, The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)'s Resourcing the Future Conference will provide an unmissable opportunity to understand, debate and implement the key recommendations from the recently released Resources and Waste Strategy for England.
London | 12th - 13th June 2019
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Event Sponsor for WED Awards & Lectures Confirmed
We are delighted to announce that Severn Trent, the long-standing Midlands water authority, have become event sponsor of our World Environment Day Awards and Lectures on 4 June. 
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New Career Opportunities for 2019
We are increasingly seeing Chartered Environmentalist professional registration requested in job advertisements. We have compiled several of these great opportunities on our careers page for you to discover.
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More News...


Meeting the UK's long-term climate change targets: a review
Join the expert panel at the Energy Institute's Energy Policy Debate, discuss the outcomes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report, and the updated advice given to the UK.
London | 22nd May 2019
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Rushlight Summer Showcase
Taking place this June, this is THE marketplace that brings together cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, with investors and financiers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations.
London | 20th June 2019
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