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Carbon Matters - Free morning conference, Eden Project, with Clear About Carbon 7.10.11. update.... Good news - 3 places have become available this morning so please register now and grab yourself a last minute delegate place. (if they've already gone - join the waiting list and see note below). Paul3.10.11. Sorry! All 250 delegate places have been allocated but please join the waiting list. We have had a few cancellations and have been able to reallocate places. Please don't turn up on spec - we are at maximum capacity and only pre-regestered delgates will gain entry.Many thanks. Paul Holmes, Eden ProjectIntroducing our speakers …. in alphabetical order Mike Berners-LeeFounding DirectorSmall World ConsultingMike is an expert in carbon metrics and responses to climate change. He is director of Small World Consulting, an associate company of Lancaster University. He developed the consumption based carbon metrics for Greater Manchester, West Sussex and the Lake District National Park and has mapped out the carbon in the supply chains of organisations including Booths Supermarkets, Taylor Wimpey, Lancaster University and more small businesses than he can count. Small World's carbon analysis is being used in personal and household calculators by the Eden Project, The Guardian, and the 10:10 campaign. Mike's book, How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, headed the Financial Times list of best science and environment books for 2010. Bill Bryson wrote "I can't remember the last time I read a book that was more fascinating, useful and enjoyable all at the same time."Gaynor ColeyManaging DirectorEden ProjectGaynor Coley joined the Eden Project in 1997 after five years as Director of Finance at the University of Plymouth, one of the most successful new universities in the UK. Gay's first job was to make Eden financially secure and she led the delivery of the groundbreaking public and private sector funding programme for the £140 million Project. Under Gay's commercial leadership as Managing Director, Eden has attracted over 13 million visitors and has been a major economic engine, adding over £1 billion to the local economy.Gay has a passion for education as a tool of transformation and after growing up in South Wales, studied Economics at London University. Gay went into the City to understand how to unlock resources and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross. She moved to the West Country in 1987 and was voted Best Chartered Accountant in the 2005 ICAEW Regional Awards. In 2009, Gay received the CBI Real Business First Women Award in Tourism and Leisure. She is currently leading the strategy to extend Eden's influential environmental brand and programmes across the world.Dr. Fernando Correia Research FellowUniversity of Exeter Business SchoolFernando has been working for the past two years on the Clear About Carbon project developing research on Leadership and Procurement Management Skills for Climate Change. Working with a multi-disciplinary team from the School's Centre for Leadership Studies and Operations Management Group - including Prof. Richard Lamming, Prof. Annie Pye, Prof. Mickey Howard and Dr. Beverley Hawkins - Fernando has been developing and delivering a low-carbon procurement leadership development programme for senior managers in Cornish organisations. Fernando has a professional and academic background in sustainability, rural development and ecology. Ross HarlingFounder & Managing DirectorNaturepaintRoss is an Economist by training and a leader in innovation and improvement by vocation. Multi-award winning Naturepaint (based in Hayle) was developed by Ross as a sustainable alternative to carbon based paints that are a known cause of damage to the climate, environment and human health. Since founding Naturepaint in 2006, the company has gone on to establish itself with independent and multiple stockists and has won numerous environmental awards, including The Observer Big Idea Award.After an international career in IT and Telecommunications, Ross founded Atticus in 1996 providing business process and organizational change for international corporations and government departments. Ross has also been a NATO lecturer in European business management for countries of the former Soviet bloc.Paul HolmesSustainable Business Development ManagerEden ProjectPaul has been with Eden for nearly 6 years and looks after relationships with local suppliers, working to tackle resource efficiency and sustainability issues as well as seeking opportunities to develop new products and secure new routes to market. For the past couple of years Paul has been assigned to the award winning, Clear About Carbon project focusing on carbon literacy skills for small businesses, preparing them for the transition to a low carbon economy. Borrowed from Sir Nicholas Stern's 2006 ground-breaking review on the economic impacts of climate change, Paul's low carbon mantra is "It's no longer Business as Usual".....Peter MarshHead of Property ServicesCornwall CouncilPeter was appointed Head of Property for Cornwall Council in June 2009. He is a general practice chartered surveyor and has been head of service in two greater Manchester councils before relocating to Cornwall. Peter is committed to help transform the Councils significant estate and in doing so is keen to ensure that sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. This ranges from the implementation of changing traditional working practices to intensify the use of space to the implementation of specific renewable and low carbon projects. Shaun McCarthyShaun is a leading advocate of sustainable business. His current portfolio includes:Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, a ground breaking assurance body directly advising the Mayor of London and Olympics Minister,Director, Action Sustainability, a social enterprise with a mission to inspire sustainable procurement,Environmental advisor, Transport for London, expert advisor to the non-executive Health, Safety and Environment board,Senior advisor, Institute for Sustainability, a research based charity for sustainable solutions,Commissioner, London sustainable development commission, a strategic advisory body to the Mayor of London.Shaun has over 20 years senior management experience with large companies, mainly Shell and BAA. During his time with BAA, Shaun developed pioneering strategies for carbon management, sustainable construction and procurement, he also developed programmes in the mid-1990s to increase business participation by small, local and ethnic minority businesses. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA) and the Institute of Directors (MIOD)Bob MeierEnergy & Sustainability DirectorFrancis Clark AccountancyAfter qualifying as an accountant Bob spent 10 years in the City of London as an investment banker specialising in energy projects and providing corporate finance advice to energy and regulated utility companies before moving to the South West in 2010 to join Francis Clark's Energy & Sustainability team. He has brought his extensive knowledge and contacts to bear in helping clients convert concept to installation in renewable energy projects, including PV, wind and biomass projects.Mandy MilanoOur conference facilitator & 'Mistress of Ceremonies'Mandy has been facilitating events, conversations, running leadership development courses and finding ways to communicate climate change for the past 10 years. She believes passionately that we all take risks and innovate when we feel safe and nurtured - "It certainly ain't soft," she says "but holding the boundaries is what I love to do.""I am delighted to be helping Paul Holmes with this event - such an important subject - and I will certainly have my work cut out keeping us all to time. And, I do particularly like being referred to as Mistress of Ceremonies - that's a new one for me!"Graham Seabrook Head of Carbon Footprinting & Sustainability ServicesBTGraham advises BT's customers about the role that telecoms and ICT has to play in improving their sustainability rating and reducing their carbon footprint. With a background in Communication Engineering, Graham specialised in videoconferencing and digital home technologies before starting and leading BT's first Sustainability Research Programme. After being inspired by WWF's One Planet Leader's programme he took on the challenge of developing a methodology to carbon footprint BT's products and services. He was responsible for carbon footprinting the communications services BT is delivering for the London 2012 Games, represents BT on the London 2012 Carbon Technical Advisory Group and contributes to the development of pragmatic guidelines for carbon footprinting telecoms network services.Tom StevensGreen Foundation Project ManagerEden Project As the manager of Eden Project's Green Foundation, Tom combines his extensive environmental management background with the business world where his passion now lies in developing resilient and positive change by delivering this programme. Having gained a BSc in Zoology and an MSc in Environmental Management and Conservation, Tom has worked on a range of sustainable development projects within both the tourism industry and the charitable sector across the UK, Southern Africa and Central America. Before joining Eden Project, Tom worked as Conservation Manager for Dartington Hall Trust, Devon, leading on innovative land management projects, education and research programmes and threading the sustainable agenda into mainstream activities of the business.Richard WadmanDirectorWinter Rule AccountancyRichard has headed up Winter Rule's Corporate Finance team and led knowledge-based initiatives in the low carbon sector; disseminating information on sources of funding and support through Green News and seminars which have also looked to reinforce the link between bottom line performance and sustainable business practices.Justin OlosundéCurriculum Development Lead Environmental Goods and ServicesCornwall CollegeJustin is responsible for curriculum development with respect to the low carbon, renewable energy technologies and resource efficiency agenda within the College. Operationally he co-ordinates activity across the College and facilitates the carbon consultancy offer to business.Prior to joining Cornwall College, Justin has worked with numerous community and environmental groups across the South West and serves on local, regional and national environmental, education & skills and social enterprise bodies. Justin was born & educated in Cornwall, working in research and education as a graduate; before moving into the finance sector. He has provided business as well as environmental advice to small and large commercial firms as well as in the public sector.David WatheyHead of Sustainable ProcurementDepartment of HealthDavid is Head of Sustainable Procurement in the Department of Health with a remit for policy and guidance on sustainable procurement in the NHS. David has worked in the area of sustainable development for over 10 years and currently leads the 'Procuring for Carbon Reduction' (P4CR) project under the NHS National QIPP programme. Carbon Matters! You can't escape it, you daren't ignore it.On the TV, in the newspapers, scientists, politicians, journalists, civil servants, big business - everyone's talking about carbon reduction and wondering how its going to impact on them.From investing in the low carbon economy to measuring your carbon footprint, going carbon neutral to becoming carbon literate, it's real and it's here now.Cabinet ministers have agreed a far-reaching, legally binding "green deal" that will commit the UK to two decades of drastic cuts in carbon emissions. There will be sweeping changes to the way that businesses operate, deal with customers and trade with each other.Carbon reduction policies will affect the way you run your businessThe massive public sector spend is using procurement as a key tool to drive the agenda on low carbon. Are there opportunities here for local businesses?Big business and commerce is turning to its supply chain to drive down costs and increase shareholder value. Businesses should realise that carbon accounting will become as important as their financial accounting. Just like computers, information technology and the digital revolution, carbon will become part of the daily narrative of all business activities.All the benefits of a one day conference squeezedinto a fast-paced and productive morning session…. aimed directly at businesses in Cornwall.Why attend?Hear from those at the forefront of defining policy and progress on this agendaLearn from your peers' best practice and examples of changeUnderstand why "it's no longer business as usual"Refresh your thinking and get ideas from othersReceive the latest news on support and training available in Cornwall nowFind out how your business can respond positively to the opportunities presented in the low carbon economy…. Arrive at the Gallery at Eden between 08:00 and 08.45 and get a free bacon or egg roll with refreshments. The conference starts promptly at 09:00hrs. Directions and joining instructions will be sent to registered delegates nearer the event.Reserve your place - right here - right now! Brought to you by:-
7:30 pm @ Twin River Event Center Join us on April 9th, 2010 for Rockin For Hunger, a great concert that helps those in need! Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 7:30. See The Eden Project open for Dokken! The proceeds benefit the Amos House, Cross Roads Homeless Shelter, 1 & 52 Organization, RI Community Food Bank, and The Greater Boston Food Bank. Tickets are just $31.50 and go on sale 11/21 at 10am! This event is 18+.
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