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Join us at our next WINN Wednesday
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Wednesday 29th January 2020
5pm - 8:30pm
University Arena, Hylton Road, Worcester WR2 5JN
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Complimentary food and mocktails!
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5.00 - 5.45   Networking and Mocktails
5.45 – 5.50   Jess Antley, Welcome
5.50 - 6.10   Cody Levine / Stuart Morton, WCC / Jacobs
6.10 – 6.30   Bobbie Hemmings, Animal Biology Student
6.30 – 6.50   Liz Alston, WCC
6.50 – 7.10   Dominic Lavelle, Go Green Experts
7.10 – 7.30   Nik Spencer, HERU
7.30 – 7.35   Jess Antley, Announcements
7.35 – 8.30   Networking and Mocktails
Introducing our speakers....
Cody Levine
Principal Ecologist
Worcestershire County Council
Stuart Morton
Principal Engineer,
Technology & Lighting Lead

Why did the Bat cross the road?

One of the key drivers of species extinction is habitat fragmentation. Much of our native wildlife, like our rarest species of bats, are highly light sensitive. For these species, our landscapes appear carved up by street lighting. Worcestershire County Council, in collaboration with Jacobs is the first in the UK to trial an innovative street lighting system for wildlife.

How does the Warndon ‘red light corridor’ work? What do highway users think about it? and why did the bat cross the road in the first place? A start to finish run through on ‘how we did it’ and ‘why’, on the A4440 Trotshill Way, Worcestershire.

Stuart is a forward thinking engineer with a manufacturing and consultancy background. He has worked on a variety of projects; PFI’s, major infrastructure projects; HS2, A14 C2H and Smart Mortorways through to lots of local authority schemes; S38 & S278’s etc and even Tunnel schemes.

Cody leads a team of ecologists and environmental managers at Worcestershire County Council. Having experience in the public, private, academic and voluntary sectors, Cody has a particular interest in using land-use planning and Green Infrastructure to help defragment the natural environment and deliver benefits for wildlife and people.

Bobbie Hemmings
Animal Biology Student

The future of the UK’s wild bee species is in our hands

Learn about the variety of wild bees, including the solitary species and the diversity that we have here in the UK and how, by raising awareness, we can help them and other pollinators by changing our lifestyles and considering theirs.

Bobbie is currently completing a degree in Animal Biology at the University of Gloucestershire. Looking at an undiscovered area, with a hope to solve a missing link, Bobbie is researching the Varroa mite and the effect it has on Apis mellifera (The Western Honey Bee) and it’s ability to produce the antibacterial properties that are found in honey.

Liz Alston
Sustainability Manager
Worcestershire County Council

Net Zero Worcestershire

Hear about how Worcestershire County Council is tackling the challenge of climate change and the innovation required to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Liz Alston leads the Sustainability Team at Worcestershire County Council, which works both within the Council and with partners, such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and Local Nature Partnership, on a range of projects and programmes aimed at cutting carbon emissions and enhancing Worcestershire’s biodiversity.

Dominic Lavelle
Managing Director
Go Green Experts Ltd

How to lower your carbon footprint & make more sales

What are carbon footprints? Why do they matter? How can we lower our footprint quickly and easily? How can we make more sales as a result?”

Dominic has spent most of his career focussed on building great new products and services for consumers and worked at a senior level in New Product & Proposition development in the Energy, Insurance and Investment Management sectors. Over the past 5 years he has become increasingly interested in (and concerned about) climate change and so in September 2019 he has launched his second start-up helping consumers and SMEs go Carbon Neutral in 3 easy steps.

Nik Spencer

Mission HERU

Hear all about how The HERU puts the decision-making power of resource management into your hands, giving you the choice to reduce your energy bills and stop waste arising.

Nik Spencer is an entrepreneur and founder of a number of successful start-ups, many within the recycling and resource management sector. The HERU is his latest invention in a lifetime’s quest to divert material from landfill and continue to find better ways to manage resources.

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