Climate Action Breakfast: Inspiration & tips for getting started
6th May 2021
Over 50 attendees joined the first Climate Action Breakfast as part of the Partnership’s new Climate Action Programme on 5th May, to get inspiration and information on how to start their organisation’s climate action journey or accelerate progress.
Attendees heard from an excellent panel of speakers and five compelling pitches from organisations and initiatives offering support to those trying to reduce their carbon emissions. If you missed the event you can watch the recording here and find a summary of tips shared here.
Interim COO of the Partnership Alice Peperell hosted the event, and kicked off by introducing the Climate Action Programme which aims to help organisations to reduce their carbon emissions, no matter their starting point and is supported by NatWest and Bristol City Council.
She was followed by Jessica Ferrow, co-founder of Twelve and Partnership elected director, who gave a brilliant overview of why climate action by organisations is so important, a jargon-busting explanation of where to get started and some super useful practical tips.
Annabel Harford, Environmental Manager at Avon Fire & Rescue Service, then spoke about their climate action journey so far and future ambitions, sharing lots of lessons learnt and suggestions for overcoming challenges. It was inspiring and encouraging to hear about how a service that is such a key part of the city’s infrastructure is taking action on climate really seriously, and this will hopefully prove to be an example for others to follow.
After an engaging Q&A with attendees there were five 60-second pitches from organisations or projects offering support, resources or services to those wanting to reduce their emissions:
- Giki Social Enterprise, Anna Bradshaw
- Heat Networks – Bristol City Council, Jon Sankey
- Green Business Grants – West of England Combined Authority, Marion Britton
- Greener Energy Futures, Simon Pyne
- Zedify, Simon Whitehead
Overall it was an inspiring and informative event, and we hope attendees went away with energy and ideas for how to move forward with their organisation’s climate action journey.
We’re currently planning the first Intention to Action Clinic as part of the Climate Action Programme, focused on transport, and look out for the next Climate Action Breakfast. The best way to stay up-to-date with these and our other activities is to sign up as a member of the Partnership.
- Recording of the event
- Getting Started on Your Climate Action Journey – tips shared
- Jessica’s presentation
- Annabel’s presentation
- 60-second pitches summary
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