Information from the Greenprint Forum
Net Zero – New build (free webinar)
Date: Wednesday 6th July
A session to look at what the government’s carbon targets are for the UK and what we need to do in practical terms to achieve them with new ways for designing buildings, covering assessment of the carbon emissions in buildings and what practical steps can be taken to reduce them. To register visit: NET ZERO - NEW BUILD Tickets, Wed 6 Jul 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
One Planet Living – Playing Jenga with Nature; lecture by professor Darryl Newport, University of Suffolk, 7th July
Are we truly aware of the dangers that we face if we continue down our current unsustainable path? Professor Darryl Newport will discuss how continuous extraction of the worlds limited resources and heavy carbon industry will have a catastrophic effect on biodiversity and the future of humanity and show, through his research, the opportunity to make dramatic change to material use and carbon reductions within the built environment.
Date: Thursday 7th July
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ
To register visit: One Planet Living – Playing Jenga with Nature by Professor Darryl Newport Tickets, Thu 7 Jul 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
Wildlife-Friendly Gardening Online Talk and Q&A – 14th July
Join the Dedham Vale and Coast & Heaths Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team for a free online talk to find out about the basics and learn more about the simple things you can do to help nature and wildlife in your own outdoor space, no matter how big or small your garden is!
Date: Thursday 14th July
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
During this 60-minute session, there will be short talks from Alex Moore da Luz, AONB Nature Recovery Officer, and Emma Black, AONB Countryside Projects Officer. The second half will be a Q&A, providing an opportunity for you to ask questions and get top tips on all things wildlife-friendly gardening. To register visit: Webinar (microsoft.com)
Here’s a fuller list of local, regional and national campaigns for your awareness and to help inform any local campaigning you may have planned: July-2022-Eco-Events.pdf (eastsuffolk.gov.uk)
New Community Fund for environmental projects in Suffolk launched
A new fund is available to support charities, community interest companies, parish councils, voluntary groups and other not-for-profit organisations whose projects contribute to Suffolk’s Climate Emergency Plan and support our shared vision for Suffolk to become carbon neutral by 2030.
It is aimed at projects such as those designed to:
- Improve the energy efficiency of buildings
- Promote walking and cycling
- Promote the use of sustainable/recycled materials
- Raise awareness of climate change through events
The fund will support up to 50% of costs (up to a maximum of £10,000) for projects that can demonstrate support from others in the community in the form of contributions from multiple other sponsors for the remaining project costs.
If you are developing an idea and need some advice please contact David Walton, email@example.com.
To find out more visit: Suffolk Climate Action Community Match Funder – Green Suffolk
Woodbridge Air Quality consultation – closes on 11th July
A quick reminder that East Suffolk Council is inviting comments on a new air quality report for the Woodbridge Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) which recommends that this AQMA should now be revoked. You can view a summary of the Woodbridge AQMA Revocation Assessment. The full report can be viewed within Appendix G of the Councils 2021 Annual Status Report. Comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Environmental Protection at the Council’s Offices, East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1RT. Please include the words “Woodbridge AQMA” in the subject line of your email/letter. Open Consultation – Woodbridge AQMA » East Suffolk Council The consultation closes on 11th July