The Green Network has been created as a space for discussion of green issues, the environment, climate change and sustainability for any FDA and Keystone members with an interest.
The aim is to share information and best practice, encouraging network members to take an active role in their local branches and sections. There are also opportunities to find out more on TUC activities on green issues and sustainability.
The network is a way to find out what is happening across our membership and help to influence local and national activity.
To join, or for more information, contact Sue Hollywood-Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotland's Climate Week, 13-19 September
There are a series of Scottish Government events throughout the week open to all public sector staff:
Energy efficiency in the home, Wednesday 15 September 1-1.45pm
Renewable energy and home installations, Thursday 16 September 1-1.45pm
Introduction to the climate emergency, Thursday 16 September 2-3pm
Love food, hate waste, Friday 17 September 1-2.30pm
COP26 Coalition - Following agreement from the Executive Committee, the FDA has joined the COP26 Coalition as part of the Trade Union Caucus. The Coalition aims to give civil society a space to meet, organise and co-ordinate ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow later this year. You can find out more about the COP26 Coalition here.
The Green Network at ADC 2021 - The Green Network was the subject of one of our fringe events at our virtual Annual Conference. You can access the slides from the presentation here, which set out some of the issues we'll be looking at in the weeks and months ahead, as well as providing some useful further reading.
My journey from an electric vehicle novice - Paul Dutton recently led a webinar for members on electric vehicles. You can access a copy of the presentation slides here.
The Magic of Composting - FDA Learn recently hosted a 'switch off' session, led by two FDA members, on composting. You can access a copy of the presentation slides here.
TUC guide to 'climate change proof your workplace' - You can access the TUC's newly launched interactive guide here.