Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Invite to 'Funding a Green Future 2012' 13th and 14th March 2012

Southend Borough Council’s Funding a Green Future 2012 – Event Invite.

Ibex Earth invites you to attend Southend on Sea Borough Council's free sustainability conference - ‘Funding a Green Future 2012’ - which takes place during Climate Week on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th March 2012.

The venue is the Park Inn Palace Hotel, which overlooks Southend on Sea Pier - and is easily accessible by public transport (including from both London Liverpool Street and London Fenchurch Street). The conference is free to attend and will cover talks on carbon reduction, resource efficiency, low-carbon buildings, sustainable transport and funding the growth of the low-carbon economy.

Speakers include the carbon reduction charity10:10, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Committee on Climate Change, Marksman Consulting LLP, LDA Design and many more.

However, it is the morning session on Wednesday 14th March that I would like to draw your attention to. The session has been designed by Ibex Earth to promote the opportunities available to local authorities, communities and businesses through the growth of the low-carbon economy.

09:15-10:00 - Registration

10:00-11:15 –

- Dr Ute Collier, Team Leader at the Committee on Climate Change, speaking on ‘UK Carbon Budgets – Challenges and Opportunities’

- Dr Ruth Rule, Assistant Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, speaking on ‘The Green Deal – Opportunities for Communities’

11:30-12:30 –

- Robert Shaw, Director of Sustainability and Climate Change at LDA Design, speaking on ‘Opportunities for Local Communities through the growth of the Low-Carbon Economy’

- Jasmine Singh, Associate of Marksman Consulting LLP, speaking on ‘Financing the Local Low-Carbon Economy’

- Sustainability East Leadership Programme speaking on ‘Opportunities for the East of England’, with James Stacey Partner of Earth Capital Partners available for Q&A on low-carbon growth opportunities

12:30-13:30 – A free lunch provided to all delegates.

If you would like to attend this event for free then visit to register, but please note that the programme on the Eventbrite website does not currently contain the updated programme, which has been detailed above.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Top 20 'Green Tweeters' February/March 2012

We've finally got round to updating the Ibex Earth Top 20 'Green Tweeters' for February and March 2012. The list is done in no particular order, but if you are interested in conservation and environmental issues then these are the organisations you really should be following...

1. @IUCN

2. @worldlandtrust *

3. @leapfrognews *

4. @wwf_uk

5. @EDGEofExistence

6. @OfficialZSL

7. @TreesforCities *

8. @GaiaFoundation *

9. @earthhour

10. @ClimateWeek

11. @RnfrstAlliance

12. @ARKive

13. @mongabay

14. @oxfam

15. @1010

16. @FaunaFloraInt

17. @peopleandplanet

18. @ProjectDirt

19. @YPTE *

20. @ClientEarth

If there are any organisations that you would like to see feature in the April 2012 'Top 20 'Green Tweeters' then please comment below or let us know direct on Twitter with the hashtag #ibexearth

* Denotes an Ibex Earth Environmental & Conservation Partner.