March: connect: Social and community news from IEMA

28th February 2020

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The IEMA community's news for March.

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I still get a kick out of seeing @IEMA_Transform arriving naked! And this edition has pieces on leadership, persuasion, youth movements and a feature interview with the awesome @farhanaclimate


Fantastic to read @SEEd_Edu @AnnatSEEd article in @IEMA_Transform. A call for the Education Act 2002 to include sustainability in section 78 and for a better collective narrative working towards #SDGs. #wecandothis


Replying to @VictoriaPendry1 and @IEMA_Transform

Thanks, Ann's making some good points there. What's really nice is that the broader environmental movement is starting to interview environmental educators; that's pretty rare, but encouraging. I'll tweet that article now.


Nice to see @IEMA_Transform publishing an interview with Ann Finlayson, it's good too.

@SEEd_Edu I share Ann's pain on this particular point. Often what seems like the thing to do, isn't the thing that actually works.

“I've spent the past 20 years trying to battle this myth that all you have to do is give people the right information and they will then do the right thing. That is completely untrue and has never been proved.“ @MorganHPhillips

As we come to the end of #Veganuary we're reflecting on the different reasons people take part. Whether it's to reduce your #environmental impact, a desire for a more #sustainable diet, #animalrights or something else. If you took up the #vegan challenge, what led you to do it? @iemanet

2 big wins for @iemanet. 1st, the government is reintroducing the #EnvironmentBill into Parliament today. 2nd, #IEMABirmingham Christmas Social and Air Quality presentation is in @IEMA_Transform magazine. Thanks to @ilovecherryreds and @DustScan @IEMABirmingham

Dates For Your Diary

5 March

Environmental management 101: back to basics

IEMA chief policy advisor Martin Baxter kicks off this webinar series with a back-to-basics session aimed at early career professionals or those new to environmental management, helping them to better understand the strategic and transverse nature of this discipline.

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • Key environmental issues
  • How key tools can be applied in practice
  • What sustainability skills are needed
  • The multidisciplinary approach to adopt across different environmental media

To register, go to

19 March

Publication launch: IEMA guide to materials and waste in EIA

This webinar looks at the built environment sector, and how our understanding of the practice of sustainable resource management has evolved during the past decade. However, effective management of materials and waste is still highly dependent on factors such as the robustness of systems designed to ensure continuity of information between development lifecycle stages. This presentation provides an overview of the findings on key terms, concepts and considerations for assessing impacts and affects, and a better understanding of the process and checklists applicable to the different stages of the EIA process.

To register, go to

20 March

The future of British farming – a national conference

Join key stakeholders for Westminster Insight's timely Future of Farming Conference, examining the policy landscape, the implications of Brexit and the Agriculture Bill. Explore how new technologies, consumer trends and environmental concerns are impacting the farming community, and learn more about the innovative approaches taken to ensure a more progressive, profitable and sustainable environment for British farmers.

To register, go to

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