Springing into action for a green future
5th February 2013
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Called Re:Source, this is the third annual Funding a Green Future Conference, which gives an ideal chance for the community, public and private organisations to share green details. Delegates range from people starting their green journey to those at the forefront of Britain’s transition to a low carbon and more sustainable future.

The free event will enable participants to exchange notes on innovative sustainability practices, energy saving and cost reduction, while working together for a common goal. There will be information on cost effective suggestions, an insight into state of the art technologies and details of new legislation and initiatives.

It will be opened at 10:30am by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Chief Executive, Rob Tinlin and the Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor, John Lamb, and the event will be chaired by Ian Homan from Wetsuits B2C Distribution Ltd. However early birds are also welcome to join the Southend Business Partnership Briefing, in the Cultural Centre from 8:45am until 10am.

Presentations for the morning session of the conference include key speakers such as Rob Smith from IBM, and Olympus Keymed and British Gas.

For the full programme, please visit the website or eventbrite. Following a buffet lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to visit green projects across Southend to see sustainable practices in action. Destinations on their green tour will be the Eco Hub at Southend YMCA, the Really Smart House project, helping the homes of Council tenants become more sustainable and energy efficient, and the two eco-minded restoration projects at Prittlewell Priory and North Road Chapel.

Alternatively, delegates can remain at the Cultural Centre for a series of bitesize presentations from leading figures within the low-carbon and environmental sector. These include Solar Schools and Climate Consulting.

The sessions aim to encourage an exchange of knowledge in green initiatives, innovative sustainability practices, carbon reduction and cost saving.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Deputy Leader Councillor John Lamb said: “This is an excellent opportunity for people to share ideas and to be inspired by all the vital innovations in sustainability currently under way for companies and organisations of all sizes.

For further information and to book a place please visit http://sbpbriefingmarch2013.eventbrite.com/.

Please note that the Pier trains to the Cultural Centre leave the station at the shore end of the Pier on the hour and the half hour.

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