The Prince’s May Day Summit on Climate Change takes place on May 1 at Eleven Brindleyplace – Argent’s new BREEAM excellent office development in Birmingham.
The event, which is organised by Business in the Community, brings together the May Day Network – the UK’s largest group of businesses and organisations committed to taking action on climate change. It presents businesses with an opportunity to report on the progress they have made since the last May Day Summit in 2008 and to share examples of how businesses are finding and implementing solutions to climate change.
The Birmingham summit is one of 11 events taking place across the country and includes:-
n A Low Carbon Marketplace with discussion groups led by West Midlands businesses on a range of subjects including: Measuring and reporting your carbon footprint; Making your buildings sustainable; Minimising waste for landfill and maximising recycling; Birmingham’s first Sustainable District Energy Scheme; Managing contracts and suppliers and Engaging with your employees.
n Presentations of the first West Midlands C+ Carbon Positive Awards – including one specifically for Birmingham businesses
n Key note speakers by video link including explorer Pen Hadow, live from the North Pole as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey 2009
There will be optional tours of Eleven Brindleyplace, looking at its environmental features, and a tour of the Birmingham CHP plant. For more details and to register to attend the free event, contact Business in the Community or go online at www.bitc.org.uk/environment