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Newsletter - February 2020

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Society for the Environment E-Newsletter
Issue #17 | Thursday 27th February 2020
An Update from our Chief Executive and Chair

Welcome to our first e-newsletter of 2020! 

As an umbrella body tasked with championing and registering the expertise of environmental professionals, professional competence and collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.

That's why we helped found the Pledge to Net Zero initiative, the first industry commitment in the UK requiring organisations to create rigorous, science-based targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. To date, 34 organisations have made the pledge with a combined total of approximately 20,100 employees between them. Find out how you can join them.  

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Current Webinar Series: "A Sustainable Built Environment"

The fourth series of Webinars@SocEnv has the umbrella topic of "A Sustainable Built Environment" - providing cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer opportunities for environmental professionals and beyond. 

In this series, we're hearing from Chartered Environmentalists from professional bodies, universities, major infrastructure projects and independent consultancies. Sub-topics under the umbrella theme include professionalism in arboriculture, the role of research, materials for High Speed 2 (HS2) and SuDS.

Our FREE webinar series and episodes are available for all to attend, last for a maximum of one hour and use a simple platform for you to watch and engage with the speakers. 

All of our webinars are available to view online shortly after they are held. You can catch up on previous webinars and sign up to attend future ones via our website.

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Looking back on a successful National Apprenticeship Week

We champion all routes into the environmental sector that equip aspiring professionals with the necessary knowledge and experience for a successful career. That's why we are proud to have supported this year's National Apprenticeship Week, held from 3rd- 9th February. 

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, we put a spotlight on the newly established level six Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, the very first degree apprenticeship for the environmental sector, which SocEnv helped develop and launch. 

We asked: 'why apply for a degree apprenticeship in 2020' and 'why employ a degree apprentice in 2020' & featured an interview with an Environmental Practitioner Degree & their employer as part of our February podcast - all with hugely positive findings for the Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship! 
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Latest News

Biodiversity in the City: Call for Case Studies
As part of our annual World Environment Day campaign, we are looking for case studies of projects which are helping to increase biodiversity in cities & the built environment. For more information, contact Sarah Ridgeon.
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Policy Update
SocEnv's Policy and Communications Officer, Sarah Ridgeon, outlines recent developments in what has been a busy couple of months following the General Election, re-introduction of the Environment & Agriculture Bills - and looks ahead to COP26. 
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Future Events

We're at FutureBuild!
Make sure to come and see us on STAND B157 where you can find out more about what we do. Our Chair, Professor Will Pope & Chief Exec, Dr Emma Wilcox, will also be speaking on the value of professional competence & collaboration. 
London | 3-5 March
Book now
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.
Bham | 22-23 April
Book now
New CEnv Profile 
Our latest profile features Amanda Williams, a CEnv via IEMA & Sustainability Manager at Landmarc Support Services. Amanda explains what drove her to pursue a career in sustainability & what being a registered environmental professional means. 
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Action needed from PM on SDGs
A group of organisations delivered a resolute brief to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, outlining 3 key actions the Government must undertake to uphold its promises for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. 
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SocEnv Webinar: HS2 Special
The final part of the current webinar series "A Sustainable Built Environment" explores issues & opportunities around HS2, including soil management & sustainable construction & carbon management. 
Online | 12 March
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World Environment Day Awards and Lectures
Save the date - in 2020 we will once again hold our annual awards and lectures event in London on the 4th June - the eve of World Environment Day!
London | 4 June
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Catch up with our
Latest Podcasts

Our most recent podcasts included interviews with Elaine MacFarlane CEnv of Shell Global Solutions & our Apprenticeship Special feat Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprentice Ishaaq Saleem & his Employer Line Manager, Claire Squires. 
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New Career Opportunities for 2020
We are increasingly seeing CEnv registration requested in job advertisements. We have compiled several of these great opportunities on our careers page for you to discover - including the latest environmental apprenticeship vacancies.
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Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Summit
We are supporting the EV Infrastructure Summit - exploring the opportunities and challenges in establishing UK-wide charging infrastructure. 20% discount available for CEnvs & REnvTechs! 
London | 25-26 March
Book now
Climate Emergency Conference
Join us at this conference exploring the role of the construction industry in getting to net zero. With speakers including our own Dr Emma Wilcox. CEnv/ REnvTech discount.
Manchester | 16 June
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