you or your organisation are holding any events that you would like to
see posted up on this page, please contact us at 01786 468 248. Please
note that there are also local events pages for each of the 11 Waste Strategy
Card Recycling Scheme
The Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity,
has once again teamed up with WHSmith and Tesco to run the 2004 Christmas
Card Recycling Scheme. Look out for Christmas card recycling points at
your local Tesco or WHSmith or visit
the Woodland Trust's website for more information.
20 Jan- 2nd March: Short
Course - Business and Sustainability
(Study days: 23-25 January 2004, 13-15 February 2004)
Unaccountable destroyers of the environment and communities? Or responsible
organisations responding to customer demand? Whatever your views, the
business sector is one of the most significant ways in which humans impact
on the environment and each other. This course explores how business activity
affects society, communities, and the local and global environment, and
what we - whether manager, consultant, trades unionist or campaigner -
can do to address environmental sustainability and social justice. We
take a strategic approach to sustainability - looking not only at the
'big picture' of how a sustainable economy might operate, but also at
the practical tools available now, and at the emerging issues that will
shape business in the near future. Topics include corporate social responsibility;
corporate accountability; green purchasing; regulations, economic instruments
and competitiveness; management systems, charters and labelling; and globalisation
and international trade.
Gardiner, Registrar 0131 624 1974
23: Beyond “rearranging the deckchairs
of the Titanic”: a social contract for sustainable business activity
Exploring, in a European context, ways to bridge the divides between the
state, individuals and business in order to achieve real progress in sustainable
development. (Dr. Christoph Bey, La Rochelle Business School)
Gardiner, Registrar 0131 624 1974
28th: Resource Efficiency Action Programme -
"SHOUTING about WASTE MINIMISATION" or - 'Communicating your
As well as looking at findings from the REAP project, the event will look
at the business benefits of communicating about environmental policies
- both internally and externally. Speakers will include three companies
reporting on their waste minimisation and environmental work and the communication
issues they have faced, and a communications expert from Tayburn talking
about brand and communication - methods and benefits.
Time: 09:30 - 13:30
Venue: Members House, Edinburgh Zoo.
Beckmann - 0131 445 6433
5: THE CANNY BUYER - Using Green Purchasing
in Your Business
This one day conference on sustainable purchasing is for all those in
business or public bodies with responsibility for strategy, budgets, or
procurement decisions. Sustainable procurement, purchasing which aims
to reduce impacts on the earth and its people, can lead to direct business
benefits such as reduced costs, less waste, less raw materials and less
energy consumption. The conference, supported by a Scottish Executive
sustainable action grant, has prominent speakers giving practical information
based on first hand experience, and is an essential step in learning about
what is involved and how to put it into practice.
Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Cost: £50 + VAT
Contact: Jane Rodger
- 01224 495 051
13: Buying a Better World
Can responsible public sector purchasing make a difference?
Gardiner, Registrar 0131 624 1974
16: Essential Knowledge for Composting
This course is designed to increase the knowledge base of those individuals
and organisations planning to establish composting operations, by making
them aware of the types of issues that they need to consider prior to
completing a business plan.
Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
Contact: Paulo Cruz - 0141 5820453.
Further details and a registration form are available from the ReMade
20: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) Directive and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances ROHS) Directive
The WEEE Directive is scheduled for transposition into law early 2004.
A large number of companies are going to be affected by the Directive.
Some of them are aware of the issues but unfortunately there is a large
number that are not yet aware and require to be targeted. For this reason
the DTI, DEFRA and the respective agencies are carrying out free seminars
through the UK in 2003-2004. This will be the only seminar in Scotland
out of these series. The main targets are: Manufacturers of EEE, Distributors
of EEE, Retailers of EEE, Refurbishers, Community Recyclers (Voluntary)
and most importantly Local Authority Waste Managers. Implementation of
the Directive hinges on separately collected household WEEE which is why
it is important that at least a Senior Local Authority representative
attends the seminar and understands/appreciates other stakeholder's perspectives
as well as the impact the Directive is going to have on them.
Venue: Thistle Hotel, Edinburgh.
McDermott, Event Administrator - 01865 384 927.
23rd - 27th: Green Office
Venue: In your Office!
Contact: Joanna Heron 0131 554 9977
25th: High Performance Recycling Schemes: Examples Of European
Contact: Paulo Cruz 0141 582 0450
1: NATIONAL WASTE PLAN - STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE
Following on from the launch of the National Waste Plan in February 2003,
the event will outline progress so far and look at future development
and implementation. The ongoing role of the stakeholder engagement will
also be addressed
Venue: Radisson Hotel, Glasgow.
Maclean - 01786 457 722
4: ConGlassCrete Dissemination Seminars
Two WRAP-funded waste glass research projects worth some £1.2m are
being undertaken by the Centre for Cement and Concrete (CCC) at the University
of Sheffield. These projects, known as the ConGlassCrete I & II Projects
are examining the use of waste container, plate, windscreen, lightbulb
and fibre glass streams as alternative coarse and fine aggregates and
cement replacements in concrete.
The ConGlassCrete Projects are holding WRAP-subsidised
dissemination seminars in February and March, 2004 in Edinburgh, Doncaster
and London to discuss the work of the projects. Selected ConGlassCrete
partners, who are senior managers in their respective fields, will be
delivering talks on their involvement with the ConGlassCrete 1 and 2 projects.
The Seminars will thus present the State of the Art in the use of glass
in concrete construction and will give networking and discussion opportunities
in the areas of current legislation on waste glass, developing markets,
pozzolanic reaction of glass in concrete, avoidance of alkali-silica reaction,
certification issues relating to glass aggregates and pozzolan in concrete
products and new and exciting architectural concrete finishes. Places
are limited and early booking is recommended.
Venue: Commonwealth Institute, London
Projects Team, Sheffield.
For more information, visit the WRAP
16: The Second Scottish National Nappy Conference
Venue: Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Stirling
Contact: Sonia McLay - 01324 878 609.
16: Planning for Scotland's Success
Following the success of the previous conference, 'Planning for Scotland's
Future', Holyrood Conferences is organising Planning for Scotland's Success
in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Scottish
Society of the Directors of Planning (SSDP) and Friends of the Earth Scotland.
The purpose of this one-day conference, is to discuss the current issues
affecting the planning system as well as to feed into the Executive's
consultations on Widening the Right of Appeal and Modernising Public Inquiries.
Through electronic polling, following each session, delegates will have
the opportunity to vote on the proposals for change put forward by each
of the speakers. The results will be used to produce a report, which will
be submitted to the Scottish Executive's Planning Division enabling its
conclusions to influence the Executive's
thinking on this subject. A copy of this report will be sent to all delegates
after the conference and is available for purchase by those unable to
Venue: The Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh.
Harris - Tel: 0131 272 2130.
29th March - 4th April: Real Nappy Week
Now in its 8th year, the event is co-ordinated by the Women's Environmental
Network (WEN) and involves local activities organised all over the UK
to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of nappies and the convenience
of modern cloth nappies and laundry services.
Contact: For further information contact Elizabeth Hartigan
or Liz Sutton at WEN on 020 7481 9004, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website www.wen.org.uk
22: International Biodiversity Day
22-30: Scottish Biodiversity Week
Contact: Jo Lenthall, Scottish Biodiversity Forum.
5: World Environment Day
19:Backyard Biodiversity Day
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