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Each year we take advantage of the quieter summer to take our members and guests out to see what their engagement with MMBEN is contributing to. This year we will be visiting Darwin's Garden: “I often think of the garden at home as a Paradise: on a fine summer’s evening, when the birds are singing, how I should like to appear like a Ghost amongst you,” wrote Charles to his sister in 1833, while aboard The Beagle.
Date: 14th August 2019
It is widely recognised that maintenance of environmental quality is key to sustained economic growth - yet it is not always fully considered. Join local expert David Collier (Rural Planning) and others to find out more about how you can consider the environment when planning changes to both your business and its infrastructure.
Date: 2nd October 2019
Regardless of the types of operations of your business, you will no doubt be polluting the environment. But ensuring good air quality can be good for business. From avoiding staff sickness to reducing legal and financial risks, the benefits are endless. Find out more about why and how you could reduce your pollution levels in a relaxed networking environment. This event will include the award presentations for the Marches Blue Business Award.
Date: 4th December 2019
With corporate entities accounting for two-thirds of global energy consumption (REN21, 2018), a reduction in energy usage by businesses is imperative to reducing emissions, saving money and sustaining business operations. The adoption of renewables is increasingly attractive and at this event, we'll discuss the pros, the cons and the realities of energy usage within your business. This event will provide a chance to learn and network in a relaxed environment, and as always, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Date: 29th January 2020
In a world with a circular economy, waste wouldn't exist and resources wouldn't be sent to landfill. This currently isn't possible for many businesses, but taking on a more circular approach to the issue of waste can be hugely beneficial to both the planet and your business. Join local experts to find out how you can incorporate sustainable practices into your waste processes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided within a relaxed networking environment and as always, the event is free to both members and first-time attendants.
Date: 25th March 2020