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Why is sustainability important for the VCSE sector?

In this blog, Jo Holmes, Managing Director of Genee explains how Investors in the Environment is a perfect scheme for the VCSE sector to better understand their environmental impacts and approach to sustainability and how she is delivering the scheme Going Green Together.

Just Transition Workshops for Workers in the Agricultural and Construction Sectors

The Energy Democracy Project and the North of Tyne Combined Authority are running a series of online, paid workshops for workers in two key sectors in the region – agriculture and construction – to share their experiences and discuss what a fair and inclusive transition to a low-carbon economy means to them.

Genee takes action to help create a Net Zero North East & Cumbria

Become Green Together has officially launched and is open for applications from community organisations, charities and social enterprise organisations in the North East and Cumbria.

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A UK-first project to protect the North’s natural world

In a UK first, Northern England has developed a consortium of leading environmental organisations, Nature North, to protect our ‘beautiful and fragile’ natural world.

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Tees Valley Nature Partnership host the Nature Recovery Network Conference

Find out about the work the Tees Valley Nature Partnership are doing and the upcoming Nature Recovery Network event this autumn.

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Groundwork Installs World’s First High Tide Floating Ecosystem at Newcastle Quayside

Through its flagship Revitalising our Estuaries programme; community and environmental charity Groundwork NE & Cumbria has spearheaded the development of a first of its kind ‘floating nature island’ to be installed on Newcastle Quayside in July.

Net Zero Week

Net Zero Week 2022

Find out about Net Zero Week – what’s happening in the UK to achieve net zero and how you can get involved.

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Enterprise Nation’s Sustainable Small Business Awards

Want to be recognised for the work you do in making your small business more sustainable? Enter the Sustainable Small Business Awards by Enterprise Nation, in partnership with Aviva and TSB.

Festival of Thrift – Green Power Challenge

Festival of Thrift is inviting North East SME’s to take part in their £10K Green Power Challenge. A design sprint aimed at finding a solution to green power their site for this year’s festival of sustainability.


Timber! Innovating and growing a sustainable low-carbon economy

Listen to Paul Brannen’s inaugural lecture on timber, and how it’s use in the built environment can tackle carbon emissions in our goal to net zero.