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Our podcast series is designed to provide insight into the lives of environmental professionals. What drives them? How did they get where they are today? Why do they do what they do? On the first Wednesday of each month, we will be finding out!The selection of Chartered Environmentalists and Registered Environmental Technicians that we’ll be interviewing each month is as diverse as our register is, with our podcasts featuring environmental experts from across a variety of sectors and disciplines. Areas of expertise range from air quality to waste management, water to engineering.You can make sure not to miss any of our podcasts by subscribing now! // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
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Note: This episode was recorded remotely, adhering to UK Government advice during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the global theme for World Environment Day is ‘Biodiversity’, which sets the topic for this episode.Dougal Driver CEnv, will be conducting the interview as a special guest. As he is World Environment Day lead at the Society, that makes him the ideal chair for this special episode of the podcast.Dougal is a Chartered Environmentalist via the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Among his many roles, he is Chief Executive of Grown in Britain, chairs several forestry committees, advise ministers, wildlife trusts and private companies on organisational and environmental strategies. Being interviewed today is Caroline Drummond MBE HonFSE CEnv.Caroline, a Chartered Environmentalist via the Institute of Agricultural Management, has been running LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) since 1991. Her work focuses on encouraging more sustainable farming practices and building better public trust and understanding of farming, food, health and the environment  Grown in Britian - https://www.growninbritain.org/  //Leaf - https://leafuk.org/  //Institute of Chartered Foresters - https://www.arc21.org.uk/who-we-are/people  //Institute of Agricultural Management - https://www.ciwm.co.uk/  //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: Socenv.org.uk // 
Note: This episode was recorded remotely, adhering to UK Government advice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Walker is acting Chief Executive of acr21, an umbrella waste management partnership representing 6 councils in Northern Ireland, who look to manage and develop waste facilities.He has over 20 years experience working in the public sector, primarily for Belfast City Council. arc21 - https://www.arc21.org.uk/who-we-are/people  //Chartered Institution of Wastes Management - https://www.ciwm.co.uk/  //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
Note: This episode was recorded in December 2019, before the awareness of the pandemic COVID-19. Therefore, upcoming events mentioned in this episode will not be held as stated, due to UK Government advice. Penny Walker is an independent facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant working to bring about change for sustainable development.She supports and energises individuals to make a real difference within their organisations, as they make their way towards sustainability.Change Management for Sustainable Development - is available from IEMA as an e-book or hard copy. The e-book is free to IEMA members: https://www.iema.net/cmsd/She is Sustainable and She is Still Sustainable – events for women working in and around sustainability: https://sheissustainable.org/Making The Path By Walking newsletter, which has practical tips and news on sustainability and facilitation. People can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dEi4rv Sustainability Stay-at-Home virtual coffee hour - virtual coffee hours for sustainability people who find themselves at home during the current ‘situation’. It’s free, Thursday mornings, 10.30 – 11.30am: https://bit.ly/2UeGiDV // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
Ross Weddle is a Consultant, Research Associate at Northumbria University, and Director for multiple companies, offering professional expertise in Forestry and Land Management, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and Planning (spatial, community and project). He has worked in the forestry sector for 30 years, accumulating experience, and sharing his vast knowledge.Under his consultancy role, Ross works with communities, local authorities and landowners, to enhance the productive, social, and environmental values of green space.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ross-weddle-3a457552/   // The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF): https://www.charteredforesters.org/   // // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
Our February podcast is on the special subject of Apprenticeships, tying in with National Apprenticeship week (3rd - 9th February 2020).  The Society supported the development and subsequent 2019 launch of the Level 6 Environmental Practitioner degree apprenticeship - the very first degree apprenticeship for the environment sector.  Thanks to the assistance of Kingston University London, the first University to offer the training for this apprenticeship, and Mott MacDonald, a global employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy; we interview Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprentice, Ishaaq Saleem and his Employer Line Manager, Claire Squires, to get a detailed perspective of what the apprenticeship is all about and how it could benefit you.  Kingston University:https://www.kingston.ac.uk/// National Apprenticeships:https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/  // Mott MacDonald:https://www.mottmac.com///  // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast // 
Elaine McFarlane has had a long-standing career with Shell Global Solutions, with her current role as Fuels Scientist spanning over 12 years.As a member of the Energy Institute (EI) and a member of the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), she Chairs the Energy Institute’s Aviation Miscellaneous Test Methods Panel, and she was former Chair the Energy Institute Microbiology Committee. In addition to being a Chartered Environmentalist, she is also a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Biologist, and STEM Ambassador. Shell Global Solutions: https://www.shell.com/business-customers/catalysts-technologies.html   // Energy Institute: https://www.energyinst.org/ //Royal Society of Biology: https://www.rsb.org.uk/   // // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast // 
Diana Pound is Director of Dialogue Matters and a professional Stakeholder Dialogue designer, facilitator, trainer and adviser. In 2019, she received the IUCN, Commission for Education and Communication, Award for Excellence in West Europe, and Highly Commended Environmental Professional by SocEnv. She has successfully led on the delivery of over 90 contracts, has trained over 2000 people and provides advice to organisations, governments and UN conventions on good practice participation, which results in better and fairer management of areas of land or sea and action on a myriad of topics such as climate change, regional sea management, coral reefs, water, and green infrastructure.  Dialogue Matters:https://dialoguematters.co.uk/   // The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management:https://cieem.net/  // // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment // Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast // 
Dan Hamza-Goodacre is Executive Director of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, a global initiative helping developing countries improve the efficiency of cooling as they reduce pollution from F-gases.He has worked on sustainable development in the public and private sectors across the globe for over 20 years.ClimateWorks Foundation: www.climateworks.org   //Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program: www.k-cep.org    //Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment: https://www.iema.net/    //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
For our fifth episode, we are interviewing Martin Baxter BSc, MSc, CEnv, FIEMA, FRSA, MIoD, Chief Policy Advisor at Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). He became Chief Policy Advisor 10 years ago, and has national and international experience in developing and negotiating global and European standards, and developing capacity for effective and widespread implementation.Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment: https://www.iema.net/    //Environment Act: https://www.iema.net/broadway   //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
In our fourth episode, we interview Finn Coyle CEng CEnv, Head of Engineering, Buses at Transport for London.Finn is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in diesel engine performance and emissions development, having held roles within the Transport for London for 11 years. Finn is a Chartered Environmentalist via the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Institution of Mechanical Engineers: https://www.imeche.org/    //Transport for London: https://madeby.tfl.gov.uk/   //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
For our third episode, we are interviewing Jerome Baddley CEnv FIEMA, Deputy Director of the National Sustainable Development Unit for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care at the NHS and Public Health England. He has spent 10 years supporting health and social care organisations, businesses, third sector and communities to implement strategic and practical measures in sustainable development and resource efficiency. Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment: https://www.iema.net/    //Sustainable Development Unit for the NHS and health sector: https://www.sduhealth.org.uk/    //// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
The guest interviewee for our second podcast series episode is Steve Coles REnvTech, Process Controller at Anglian Water. Steve is based at Wing Water Treatment Works, which treats water extracted from Rutland Water reservoir. He also acts as a Biodiversity Champion, encouraging biodiversity by cultivating flower fields at the Wing site. Steve gained his REnvTech registration through the Institute of Water in 2015. Institute of Water: https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk  //Anglian Water: https://www.anglianwater.co.uk // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
For our exciting launch this World Environment Day, with the theme this year being air pollution, we are speaking in depth with Professor James Longhurst HonFSE CEnv, who has a primary academic research interest in air quality and carbon management. Further information about Professor James Longhurst, The University of the West of England, and a range of scholarly articles can be found by clicking on the following links: Staff profile: http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus\J-LONGHURST // Air Quality Research with Impact: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/researchimpact/improvingairquality.aspx // Sustainability at UWE: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/visionandmission/sustainability.aspx // Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=SkgNih0AAAAJ&hl=en // IES: https://www.the-ies.org/// Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
A Brief Introduction

A Brief Introduction

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Our podcast series is designed to provide insight into the lives of environmental professionals. What drives them? How did they get where they are today? Why do they do what they do? On the first Wednesday of each month, we will be finding out! The selection of Chartered Environmentalists and Registered Environmental Technicians that we’ll be interviewing each month is as diverse as our register is, with our podcasts featuring environmental experts from across a variety of sectors and disciplines. Areas of expertise range from air quality to waste management, water to engineering.You can make sure not to miss any of our podcasts by subscribing now! // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //
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