WECC: Where we are now - Dec 13


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Jessica Ferrow of Low Carbon South West explains the new direction of the WECC, why you should join and gives an update on upcoming events

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WECC: Where we are now - Dec 13

  1. 1. What is WECC? • A network of businesses, NGOs and public sector organisations committed to reducing their carbon emissions. • Works like a fitness club – support & motivation! • To become a member you must sign a declaration to show your intent
  2. 2. Declaration
  3. 3. European Green Capital
  4. 4. Who is involved?
  5. 5. Reasons to join WECC “Great events and good motivation to reduce” “Local (non-London) forum” “Tips on how staff can reduce energy consumption” “A cost effective way to understanding what works and what doesn’t on Co2 saving” “Being able to compare our business to similar organisations” “Benefitting from the knowledge and experience of much larger organisations”
  6. 6. Reasons to join WECC continued “Seeing what others are doing” “Education, knowledge sharing” Being involved in something 'official' makes our staff, suppliers and customers take our requests more seriously!” “Highlights the importance of carbon management to internal and external stakeholders” “Contact with similar people” “Good motivation to do more”
  7. 7. Also... • stay engaged and up to date on local news • collate some tangible data for 2015 • Be in the running to win a WECC carbon champion award
  8. 8. What’s stopping you joining? • “We’re worried about the time commitment” We say: Submitting readings needn’t be onerous, readings are only required annually minimum and many companies already have this data to hand. • “Our company is going through a growth stage so our CO2 emissions are bound to increase over the next two years” We say: Data can be normalised in Energydeck against number of employees, floor space of office etc. There will be different WECC Carbon Champion Award categories for different types of business to reflect individual challenges. There is much scope to learn from other organisations facing same challenges of matching growth and environmental sustainability. • “We’re already doing everything we can to be green” That’s brilliant; but please don’t go quiet on us! Adding your name to the membership shows your organisation values green business practice and enables WECC’s work to continue. Also you will add your company’s voice to the discussion. Also, are you really doing everything? There’s always more low hanging fruit! WECC helps you explore more options and see what others are doing.
  9. 9. How to join Simply sign and return a commitment agreement. Find it all online: www.westofenglandcarbonchallenge.org Or speak to us! wecc@lowcarbonsouthwest.co.uk Twitter: @WECC_Co2
  10. 10. Next WECC Events • 4th February 2014 - Buro Happold, Bath • 2nd April 2014 - At-Bristol (sponsored by Gregg Latchams) • Also we are gauging interest for 1) Energydeck Masterclass Sessions; and 2) Sustainability tours of Burges Salmon’s building (for small groups) Email wecc@lowcarbonsouthwest.co.uk for more info
  11. 11. Questions?