The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) continues to attract great support from key players and organisations in the environment sector and from members of the constituent bodies of the Society.

In addition, other professional bodies will soon be applying for membership, creating a significant community of environmental practitioners. All this is excellent progress; and all the Society is waiting for now is news of a successful Petition for the Society's Royal Charter, which means a date when the Board of SocEnv will be able to announce the first Chartered Environmentalists.

At the moment, the Society's Charter Petition is with Officials at the Office of the Privy Council who are consulting publicly on the detail of the Petition. The Society hopes to hear in the next couple of months that the Petition will be granted and that the important job of setting up a Register of Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv) can begin in earnest. Don't forget there will be a 12 month fast track 'Grandparenting' process for full members of all constituent bodies of the Society so look out for more details about this in the coming months, when you will be contacted again.

In the meantime it's business as usual and the Society is working hard to develop its growing reputation as a respected umbrella body for environmental institutions.

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