There was a fascinating talk at the Royal Society on Monday by Dr Julian Allwood of the University of Cambridge on sustainable materials. The focus was on improving the effectiveness and/or efficiency of our use of steel, aluminium and cement as a means of reducing GHG emissions. This is particularly important as these are carbon-intensive materials that are fundamental to our civilisation and with no viable substitutes.
With our partners, Optimum Consultancy, Brite Green have been awarded a framework contract for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to deliver low carbon and sustainability consultancy services across the Greater Manchester area.
Alex James: I have been to two very different events in the last week, each reflecting different areas in my own professional development and interests. The two also got me thinking about the types of innovation we need to achieve sustainability and how science and business need to work together in this.
We are very pleased to announce that at an awards ceremony last night at the Ernst and Young HQ in More London, Brite Green were named as one of the UKs top 100 young social and environmental entrepreneurs.
This week was the latest in the Brite Green Global Policy Seminars series at the University of Oxford. The seminar, run in conjunction with The Institute of Human Sciences, OXPEACE and the African Studies Centre, was entitled “Environmental Conflict and its resolutions” has three excellent speakers: Karen Witsenburg, Harry Verhoeren and Andrew Loveridge.