Sustainability Network and Events
A part of the Sustainability Centre we are creating a network of professionals, academics, businesses, public sector, and organisations. We believe to achieve our values and goals towards adopting a more sustainable world collaboration and synergies are important and needed for progress as stated in the SDG goal 17-Partnerships.
Our network is used to create collaborative resources, share resources, assist in awareness and knowledge, events and webinars. We are always networking with new individuals and organisations locally, nationally and globally to form the best partnerships to be able to form a better future for us all.
Are you a business needing support in adopting sustainability?
Within our Sustainability Centre network we offer SMEs, businesses and NGOs to join us as a member to gain free support in adopting sustainability into your business model. If you are one of these and would be interested in more information please click here for our page for buisnesses page and register on the form.
A Taste of Sustainability - For Local Businesses
Location: University Studies Campus, 73 Western Way, IP33 3TB
Date and time: Friday 8 October 2021, 8am to 10.00am
Join us for A Taste of Sustainability coffee morning on Friday 8 October from 8am to 10am. This is event forms part of the West Suffolk Business Festival 2021.
WSC Sustainability Centre Launch Event - Networking Breakfast
Location: Edmunds Restaurant, West Suffolk College, IP33 3TT
Date and time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 7.45am to 10am
For local SMEs and College Staff
The Sustainability Centre’s first official launch event will introduce the Sustainability Centre at West Suffolk College, what it is and its benefits to you as a business and your staff members.
WSC Sustainability Centre Launch Event - Student Workshops
Location: West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RL and University Studies, 73 Western Way, IP33 3TB
Date and time: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 10am to 3.30pm
Every week we see new reports bringing to the front pages the latest scientific evidence of the causes and consequences of the climate emergency.
The social injustices the covid-19 pandemic has left uncovered has awoken many minds and shaken thousands of lives – and for the first time in history we are witnessing a movement of local communities, global citizens and the newest generations worldwide saying, “enough”. And amidst this climate of instability - change is coming.
Sustainability Centre Launch - Webinar
Date and time: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 10am to 12.30pm
For businesses, educators and students
An online session to celebrate and introduce the launch of Sustainability Centre at West Suffolk College. The webinar will consist of an introduction of what the Sustainability Centre will be, people involved and then we will be joined by inspiring people, brands, and organisations to talk all things around sustainable development. This will include the environmental, social, and economic aspects.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is the development or evolution that meets the needs of the present generations without sacrificing or compromising the needs of future generations. Tied into that is development without depleting natural resources of our environment. But it is much bigger than just the environment. Sustainable development includes stability and growth in economy, social justice and inclusion and the wealth of the environment.
Adopting sustainability into a business model, framework and practices can benefit a business in money saving, efficiency, lowering risk, opportunity for grants or investment, innovation, growth and being a positive advocate for protecting the planet. In which can also gain competitive advantage and improve business performance.
As an individual, business or college department you could start by making the pledge below and working with us at the Sustainability Centre. Where we will provide you with resources, advise, tools and more to help you in achieving these important changes. You can join us by just receiving updates, just pledging, or joining as a member for support. Otherwise, you can do all three.
Jump to our Pledge & Award page
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