Welcome to the December edition of our e-newsletter. This month, we look back on a busy final couple of months of 2019, as we acted to ensure that the skills & insights of environmental professionals are harnessed in the response to the Climate and Environmental Emergency.
Thank you to all who helped make 2019 a success. We look forward to the many opportunities that lie ahead in 2020 – but in the meantime - best wishes for a great festive period from all at SocEnv!
Demonstrate your Commitment & Leadership - Pledge to Net Zero Today!
We are in a Climate and Environmental Emergency. The UK Government has committed to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to Net Zero by 2050 and the environmental sector must take a leadership role in delivering this transition to a net zero carbon economy.
This is where Pledge to Net Zero comes in. By signing up to the pledge, signatories commit to tackling carbon emissions within their own organisations and to publicly report on their progress against this target each year.
The initiative is led by six leading environmental organisations – including ourselves, IEMA, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), AECOM, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) and WSP.
You can find out more about the pledge via the website: www.pledgetonetzero.org/. We will also be holding a webinar with information and advice to help organisations make the pledge - scroll down to the 'events' section for further details!
Welcoming Amey Consulting as a New Employer Champion
This month, we are delighted to announce a new CEnv Employer Champion – Amey Consulting.
Our Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) Employer Champion recognition programmes were launched in June and highlight organisations supporting their staff to excel via environmental professional registration.
World Environment Day 2020 theme announced
The focus for next year's UN World Environment Day - held annually on the 5th June - has been confirmed as biodiversity. SocEnv will continue to act as a champion of the day in the UK.
Environmental Degree Apprenticeships
SocEnv is committed to champion all routes into the environmental sector, including apprenticeships. You can view just some of the latest environmental degree apprenticeships via our website.
Water Resources Planning Conference
Crisis or opportunity? At this pivotal point in water resource planning, join CIWEM to explore what it will take to ensure future water needs are met whilst enhancing the environment for the next generation.
New CEnv Profiles
Our latest profiles feature Kate Cairns and Becky Toal - Chartered Environmentalists via ICE and IEMA respectively. The profiles give insight into their backgrounds, careers and what being a CEnv means to them.
Involved in a successful sustainable initiative?
We are delighted to be sponsoring a new 'Best Sustainability Initiative' category of the Memcom membership excellence awards! Early bird entry closes 31st Dec, so get your entries in quick!
Catch up with our podcast
Our podcast series is now into its 7th episode! We are proud to have featured a suitably diverse selection of professionals working across air quality, water, health, transport, policy & more.
Soil and Stones CEnv group hold first meeting
The Soil and Stones task group held its first meeting this month. The group is facilitated by SocEnv & made up of CEnvs from across multiple sectors, with big plans for 2020.
SocEnv are proud to be a supporting partner of the 11th Rushlight Show, the leading event for cleantech companies & sustainable solutions to make links, including with investors & financiers & corporate customers.
Trees, People and the Built Environment 4
Join the ICF & partners for #TPBE4, the International Urban Trees Research Conference, providing a platform for the UK & international researchers and practitioners.