Staffordshire businesses can find out how they can join the drive to make the county more sustainable and cut carbon emissions at an event this month.
The Staffordshire Hundred event takes place on Tuesday March 31 from 6pm to 8pm at the Ballroom, Keele University, Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG. Registration and a networking buffet will begin at 5.30pm.
Tackling climate change is a crucial shared focus, with all businesses ambitious in protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions. Only through continuing to work and act together will organisations ensure they can develop and drive a holistic vision for Staffordshire as a truly sustainable county, seizing opportunities to drive growth and sustainability.
There’s a significant amount of leading work already underway driven by local businesses, people and voluntary, community and public sector partners right across the county.
Keele University has transformed its campus into a unique ‘living laboratory’ replicating a small town to drive clean energy. The university is nationally leading work such as HyDeploy, the first practical experiment in the UK involving blending hydrogen with natural gas, and the largest single, integrated electricity and heat Smart Energy Network Demonstrator in Europe.
As part of this drive, Staffordshire Business and Environment Network started over 20 years ago, businesses are focused on improving environmental performance, reducing environmental impacts and driving growth. In Cannock, Heath Hayes Primary Academy recently won regional recognition for its work promoting active and sustainable travel and combatting air pollution outside their school.
Prof. Chris Fogwill, Director of The Institute for Sustainable Futures at Keele University will be attending the Staffordshire Hundred event to explore this all further, helping to stimulate the conversation on how organisations can further collaborate and take positive action together to drive Sustainability in Staffordshire.
The Staffordshire Business and Environment Network team will explain how growth and sustainability can go hand in hand. There’ll also be an opportunity for a panel discussion to help consider what the further opportunities there are to work together on this shared and crucial agenda.
Staffordshire Hundred chairman and county council leader Philip Atkins said:
I’m sure we can all agree on reasons why living in Staffordshire is great. Most people are in a job, our economy is growing and people tell us that they are happy and feel safe. I know that together with the people of Staffordshire and partners right across private, voluntary, community and public sectors, we’re all committed to continue working together in making Staffordshire an even better place to live, work and visit.”
To book your place at this event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any queries please contact Amada Dawson-Blower at: Amanda.Dawson-Blower@staffordshire.gov.uk