VISION10 is a cross-party initiative seeking solutions to tackle the problems confronting UK energy, skills, climate change and technology sectors and an opportunity for influencers to impart a long-term vision outside of the EU.
The sustainability hub is working with its members, industry leaders, academics and policy experts to deliver the VISION10 series to examine what needs to be done to find pathways for a low carbon industrial strategy and publish recommendations for Government consideration. VISION10 will analyse and advise on how the UK can generate quality jobs, hit climate change targets, promote technological innovation and protect our natural capital?
Vehicle Idling Action
The sustainability hub is supporting the London-wide behaviour change campaign working to reduce localised air pollution caused by engine idling. Twelve local authorities are running Idling Action Events with local volunteers and project staff educating motorists and pedestrians. The campaign is funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.
Vehicle Idling Action events will pop-up monthly in idling hotspots across participating London boroughs between October 2016 and March 2017. If you’re a local business, there are three ways you can support them:
For more information about the campaign and events, please visit http://idlingaction.london.
eco action games
The sustainability hub works in partnership with eco action games to bring a fresh, innovative approach to environmental education, engagement and behaviour change. Our goal is to take the negative image of green living and give it an aspirational re-boot for Members of Parliament, Peers and elected officials. The campaign aims to save the planet through fun and games. Visit the website for latest information and happenings http://ecoactiongames.org.uk/.
Efficient Affordable Energy in Buildings
The sustainability hub joined a coalition of organisations working to inform policy makers of the economic, environment and social implications of DCLG building policy proposals. The coalition called on Government to reduce householders’ bills, stimulate the economy and move away from fossil fuel reliance. Key issues include maintaining the Planning and Energy Act 2008, keeping the Code for Sustainable Homes and implementing Zero Carbon Homes by 2016.
12 Days of COPmas
Over the 12 days of the 2015 COP21 negotiations in Paris, the sustainability hub participated in the daily campaign to highlight themes, of direct relevance to COP21. Eco action games also showed what actions citizens, civil society and corporates can do to be part of the solution and help fight climate change. Each day the campaign suggested practical, easy to adopt ideas to show the governments at COP21 that everyone plays an important part.
Each campaign day included a thought piece blogpost, written in conjunction with campaign partners. Visit the website to see the campaign themes and blogs http://ecoactiongames.org.uk/12cop21/.
Meat Free Monday
The sustainability hub joined forces with Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker MP, leading NGOs and celebrities to promote the Meat Free Monday climate pledge campaign. The global online and social media campaign encouraged people to skip meat once a week in support of the UN Climate Summit. To find out more about this campaign visit www.meatfreemondays.com/?s=greg+barker. For more information on Meat Free Monday www.meatfreemondays.com