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Sustainability Forum

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Sustainability Forums take place in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House. The evening starts with a buffet at 18.00, followed by presentations from guest speakers and the discussion workshop. The event ends at 20.45.

Date: Tuesday 11th February 2014

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: Banqueting Suite at the Council House

Building Greener Communities Through Sustainable Schools

Part of the Catalyst for Green Growth & Behaviour Programme

The Sustainability Forum will be looking at how we currently work with schools to make them more sustainable and greener. Through an active session with Forum members, we shall be seeking to structure the green agenda for schools and expand the work so they can become real green catalysts in their local communities.

To register for a place, or book a display table, please contact: sustainabilityteam@birmingham.gov.ukor ring 0121 464 9166


Safer Movement

Held on 12th November 2013

Birmingham is developing its Road Safety Strategy which seeks to make our transport network safer for all users.

Significant progress has been made in road safety, and we are developing an action plan and targets over the next 20 years that will deliver Safe Roads, Safe People and Safe Vehicles. This is your chance to have your say on ways to continue improving road safety, look at the challenges ahead and how to address the barriers which prevent people from choosing to walk and cycle across our city.


Improving our Relationship with Food - the Challenge for Birmingham

Held on 17 September 2013

Presentations were given by: Roger Harmer, Garden Organic who gave an update on progress so far with the Food Charter; Kate Cooper, New Optimists who explained the setting up of a Food Council for Birmingham; Adrian Morley, West Midlands Universities Smart-Food Cities Network who spoke about food security and Linda Hindle, Birmingham Pubic Health who spoke about the growing problem of childhood obesity in the city. Presentations are attached below.

Greener Homes for Birmingham

Held on Thursday 27 June 2013

Paying less to heat and power our homes - the challenge for Birmingham now and in the future.

Presentations were given by Chris Hall on the BES (Birmingham Energy Savers) retrofit programme; Clive Skidmore, BMHT (Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust) spoke about building sustainable homes for the city to Level 4; Rob Annable, Axis Design architects gave an architect's perspective on building sustainable homes; David Mason from Skanska talked about building sustainable homes and John Christophers explained how he turned a Victorian terraced house into a zero carbon home. These presentations are attached below.

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