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Newsletter - July 2020

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Society for the Environment E-Newsletter
Issue #19 | Friday 3rd July 2020
An Update from our Chief Executive and Chair

Welcome to the Summer edition of our e-newsletter!

May and June are always an exciting time for the Society, as we celebrate World Environment Day and our fantastic award winners. The current UK measures on social distancing may have meant our activities moved online, but that didn’t stop us from having a big impact!

Not only did we successfully deliver our first virtual awards announcement event and AGM, with some amazing feedback received, we also saw some fantastic developments on a number of initiatives and projects helping to increase the impact of the environmental professional community. Read more about our activity via our full update and throughout this e-newsletter...

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SocEnv Awards 2020: Meet the Winners! 

Our annual showcase celebrating the achievements of registered environmental professionals saw the Environmental Professional of the Year award being presented to two registrants for the first time. A massive congratulations to Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv & David Symons CEnv!
Another first for the SocEnv Awards was the introduction of the Registrant Newcomer of the Year award, won by the amazing Chris Landsburgh CEnv, with the quality of the nominations received showing the future is bright.
You can find out more about the amazing environmental professionals recognised via our ‘Meet the Winner’ features.
These successes coincided with the amazing, landmark news of the registration of the 10,000th Chartered Environmentalist to date, showcasing a growing and thriving CEnv community. 

Meet the Winners

It's Still Time #ForNature: Engaging with Biodiversity 

Earlier this year, we developed a Biodiversity hub in collaboration with key partners.

Here you will find inspirational resources on how you can help to protect and enhance biodiversity all around us - including home school activities, volunteering opportunities and good practice case studies! 

From environmental professionals to the next generation, the general public to multinational organisations, we want to give you the tools to make a difference and inspire others to do the same. 

This campaign was launched in celebration of World Environment Day, which takes place each year on the 5th June.

World Environment Day may have passed, but we know that now is not the time to forget about biodiversity and the importance it plays in our world and everyday lives. It's still time #ForNature - so get involved today!

Get Involved

Latest News

The diverse voice of our registrants 
We celebrated Pride Month by highlighting the importance of diversity in the environment sector. We spoke to a number of registrants on their own experiences & outlined the Society's ambition to become more inclusive in every way. 
Find out more
What Being a CEnv Means
We are proud of the expertise & diversity of our registrants. In our latest CEnv profiles, Joel Paterson & Richard Flynn, registered via RICS & CABE respectively, give their take on why they became Chartered & how it helps them to make a difference. 
Visit our Profiles


Online Events

Developing a New National Food Strategy
This latest Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum conference brings together key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the priorities for developing a new wide-ranging National Food Strategy for England.
7 July
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Tree Establishment in the Urban Forest
This ICF North England Region online conference presents the latest scientific research on best practice and advice on the best tree-establishment techniques, community involvement and planning policy. 
8 July
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Catch up on our Webinars 
All of the webinars in our recent 'Biodiversity' series are available to watch for free via our website & Youtube channel. Topics include Biodiversity Net Gain, best practice for organisations committed to increasing biodiversity & more!
Watch Now
Biodiversity Podcast Special
Our latest podcast sees Caroline Drummond MBE HonFSE CEnv, Chief Exec of LEAF, in conversation with our Vice Chair Dougal Driver CEnv. The two discuss the importance of biodiversity, encouraging more sustainable farming practices & more!
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Emerging Pollutants: Online Training Course
As part of the Institute of Water approved 'Programme for Water Professionals', this course will provide an in-depth look into the raft of new and unknown pollutants that are entering our waterways.
7 July
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Circular Economy in Practice Webinar
This webinar will review whether policy strategies incl. the UK Resources Sector Deal can provide a long-term framework for handling waste, championing innovation & helping to design out waste. 
8 July
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Join the Pledge to Net Zero
The total number of organisations that have made the pledge to net zero has reached 50, with many leading names in the environment sector represented, including WSP and Jacobs. Show your commitment today - join them!
Read more
IES photography competition: the winners
This year the theme was ‘nature during lockdown’, with over 100 excellent entries received from across the world. Take a look at the amazing winning photo, runner-ups (featuring our very own Phil Underwood!) & high-scoring entries.
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CIWEM Chartership Competencies Webinar
The final in a series reviewing the Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (C.WEM) competencies as well as the competencies of other registrations open to those with C.WEM, including CEnv.
8 July
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EI LIVE | Energy Barometer 2020
This webinar will reveal the findings of the flagship Energy Barometer survey, this year focused on the UK's net zero ambition - including EI members' views on the prospects for meeting net zero & the priorities for policy action.
9 July
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