Here are the speaker profiles and what you will learn....
Alex is the Environmental Manager at NHS Humberside Trust, where for the last four years he has been working a variety of interesting environmental and sustainability-related projects. We interviewed Alex last year to talk about project implementation and reuse benefits.
In this workshop, Alex will be discussing the barriers he faced in getting staff and colleagues to buy into reuse and start participating, and he will be giving you all of his best tips and tricks too.
Alex believes the NHS have not only got a responsibility to reduce their own Carbon impact but also lead from the front
"As a large organisation, we have a responsibility to look at reducing our carbon impact and lead the way for local businesses and the community to see we are making considerate changes for long term benefit."
Alex is a big fan of big strategic actions (has recently implemented an electric cars and charging project) and small actions by currently focused on recruiting a green Champion Network.
In this talk you can expect Alex to give you an insight into the most important factors in setting up a successful reuse campaign . You will leave the session with a feeling of better understanding of the power of reuse and how to make it work for you and your company’s and with a clear understanding of the benefit reuse and recycling can bring to your organisation.
Ben (with scroll in above pic) is the Sustainability Manager at NHS Digital, a role in which he is a motivator and change agent with a broad sustainability skill base including compliance, change management, efficiency improvements, training, awareness and engagement.
Ben is also focusing on how NHS Digital can improve the sustainability of the whole NHS service through ICT developments.
Ben completed the world first PGCert in Circular Economy at Bradford Uni. As part of this he looked at how the furniture sector could respond to resource pressures and changing the way they will provide services.
In our Leeds workshop, Ben will be discussing the future of furniture services and how we will come to adopt the circular economy to change our purchasing and disposal behaviours.
Debby is the Deputy Director, Campus Services (Facilities) at Teesside University, where she is responsible for soft services, ensuring that students' needs and expectations are met and exceeded.
Mark is hosting the innovation sessions. He will guide you through identifying areas of improvement for reuse and for any work practices. He will also be getting you to come up with ideas to make your work life better!
Daniel O'Connor's mission for the last 15 years has been to make the reuse of assets easy. Daniel has saved organisations over £20 million in avoided waste and procurement charges developing reuse schemes. Daniel developed Warp It while working at Newcastle University in 2011 and started working on it full time in 2013. Since then he has implemented reuse programs in over 200 organisations.
We are looking forward to our first workshop in Leeds on the 14th March. If you want to book on any of our regional workshops please see more info here.