Schools for the Future #SchoolsfortheFuture
The event will focus on
1. How schools can finance and deliver energy efficiency measures and the installation of renewable energy technologies to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint, thus helping to achieve the 2020 Coventry Climate Change Strategy and the UK Green Growth Strategy
2. How to promote the inclusion and understanding of the UN Paris Climate Change Conference Agreement within the curriculum. Combining the science and impacts of climate change with the rapid growth of the clean energy technology revolution which complements the recent drive to encourage interest in the STEM subjects
Head teachers, Teachers , Facilities Managers, Governors, School Councils, Eco Councils & anyone with an interest in encouraging low carbon action and sustainability within the education system.
Chair : Cllr Kevin Maton Coventry Council Cabinet Member for Education & Skill Coventry City Council
Sarah Watson Green Business Programme Manager Coventry City Council
Lowell Lewis Sustainability , Environmental & Energy Management Coventry City Council
Darren Gardner Business and Community Manager E.ON UK
Angus Rose Energy Consultant INECO
Ian Jelley Director of Living Landscapes Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Jane Nellist National Union of Teachers
Eva Fryc Employer Support Manager Midlands EngineeringUK
Dr Jonathan Clarke Global Sustainability Research Fellow University of Warwick
Caroline Kuzemko Assistant Professor PAIS and Energy GRP University of Warwick
David Lennox Enterprise Coordinator Coventry & Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub
Tony McNally Director Heart of England Community Energy
Date: June 15, 2018
Start time: 08:30
End time: 12:30
Venue: One Friargate CV1 2GT near Coventry Train Station
Directions: By Train - leave the station and head towards the City centre. One Friargate is situated on the right hand side of the main walkway By Car - there is parking available at the station ( £12) or in the city centre car parks and walk back towards the station
Sarah Watson is the Green Business Programme Manager at Coventry City Council managing an EU funded programme to help businesses make the most of low carbon opportunities and become more energy efficient. She is an environment and low carbon professional. Her experience includes over sixteen years of experience in the field of sustainability with both public and private organisations. She has worked as a Sustainability Consultant providing advice and assistance which has enabled companies to achieve, ISO 14001, environmental compliance and embed sustainable behaviours within their organisations. Sarah has also worked for the Environment Agency and led on supplier development activities around improving environmental management and energy efficiency for Jaguar Land Rover
Lowell Lewis is the SHEQ Manager at Coventry City Council responsible for overseeing the development of Energy Management throughout the council’s estate. He is an Engineering Sustainability and Energy Management specialist with experience of delivering improvements to the performance of a variety of public and private sector organisations through improved management practices and upgrade project delivery. Prior to working for Coventry City Council, Lowell had integrated energy management processes into the day-to-day operations and coordinated multi-million pound Energy Performance Contracts for the University of London and Central Government Departments, successfully achieving the ISO50001 standard at both. Lowell has also been a sustainability advisor to the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG), undertaken research for DEFRA into best practice for swimming pool design and managed brownfield remediation projects throughout the UK and Ireland.
Darren works for E.ON whose purpose is to “improve people’s lives”. He is responsible for helping schools reduce costs costs and carbon emissions whilst improving buildings to inspire teaching and learning. Darren has worked on a number of school projects achieving on average of 20% guaranteed reductions in energy costs. He is a lifelong fan of the city of Coventry, arguing constantly that it is the best city in the world!
an Jelley is the Director of Living Landscapes at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. His role involves working in partnership with external stakeholders to bring people closer to nature and create a land rich in wildlife. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the leading local environmental charity across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Trust is one of the influential 46 Wildlife Trusts around the UK. Established in 1956 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is a community organisation in every sense, governed by 12 trustees elected from a membership of 23,500 people, 99% of whom live in the county, and supported by more than 1,000 active volunteers. The Trust manages an estate covering 1,000 ha in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull and no one living or working in that area is more than 6 miles from one of its 65 nature reserves. More than 22,500 local children joined in the Trust’s environmental education programme last year, and thousands more people came to its two visitor centres or took part in its varied programme of events. Warwickshire Wildlife Trust also has a national reach. As members of the federal structure of Wildlife Trusts it is part of a collective covering the whole of the UK with 800,000 members, 40,000 volunteers and 2,500 nature reserves, working together through a small central unit (the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts). The Wildlife Trusts have a vision of a society where there is more wildlife, more wild places and more people with a strong connection to the natural world. We believe that human beings are part of the natural world, valuable in its own right and as the foundation of our health and wellbeing, as well as our economic prosperity. Being physically and emotionally in touch with wild plants and animals, and with places where they thrive, contributes to our mental and physical health. The Trusts comprehensive education programme has established a multi-faceted partnership with schools across the region, delivering everything from curriculum based learning to after schools clubs, forest school activities and holiday clubs.
Eva is responsible for supporting employers across the Midlands region as they engage with EngineeringUKs’ Tomorrow’s Engineers network. Her role involves working closely with STEM employers to support them with their work engaging with schools.
Before coming to EngineeringUK Eva worked for some of the UK’s leading charities including; Prince’s Trust, Media Trust and UnLtd. Her roles have always been focused around supporting young people to access opportunities and supporting organisations across a range of sectors to do the same.
Dave Lennox is the Enterprise Coordinator for Coventry and Warwickshire, a role supported by the Careers and Enterprise Company and the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP Growth Hub. The cornerstone programme is a national network of volunteer Enterprise Advisers who work with a school or college at a strategic level to support them in developing effective employer engagement plans. Our Enterprise Advisers use their knowledge of the world of work to make a lasting positive impact on the futures of a whole generation of young people. Dave will talk about how you can get involved to support our young people in Coventry and Warwickshire and how you can contribute to creating powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in our area.