The RSA Environment Awards Forum Secretariat is looking for RSA fellows interested in being an assessor of the UK entries for the European Commission's 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
The EBAE recognise and promote organisations that make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development. To be eligible, UK companies first have to win a national award from amongst the schemes that are accredited by the RSA. The RSA Accreditation scheme was created by the RSA Environment Awards Forum, is managed by IMS Consulting and supported by DEFRA.
Assessors are required for each of the four categories: Management, Product and Services, Process, and International Business Cooperation. We will expect assessors to review approximately five entries against the EBAE criteria.
The UK assessment period will take place between February and March. On Monday 15 February you will receive electronic copies of the entry forms allocated to you, together with log in details for the UK online scoring system. Assessors are expected to provide a numerical score and a brief explanation/comment against each of the EBAE category criteria. The online scoring should be completed and submitted using the online portal by the Monday 7 March.
If you are interested in being an assessor, please email Vittoria Caselgrandi at [email protected]
Further information on the EBAE is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/awards/about_ebae.html
On Wednesday 13 July, artist and activist Salma Zulfiqar FRSA invites you to a free film screening and Q&A of 'The Migration Blanket - Climate Solidarity', showing artworks of women on the frontline of the climate crisis.
The Sustainable Development Goals Network invites RSA Fellows to their next MeetUp on Wednesday 13 November in the Paddington Development Trust facilities, co-organsied by Carolina Karlstrom FRSA.
Building up to a final event the participants have explored the complexity of the issues, understanding different viewpoints, trying ideas out and coming up with solutions. The pilot will culminate with young people coming together later this year to discuss their ideas and findings with local Fellows, Edible Oils Collaboration and https://www.iucn.org/IUCN representatives. The outcome will be a position paper produced by the participants on the sustainable use of palm oil. We will share the paper and a report through the RSA network so you can see what young people are thinking. The project will be evaluated before initiating future conversations on controversial issues defined by policy makers and young people. Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to know more, or if you’re interested in attending the final event on 14th November, or if you have a suggestion for future conversations that would benefit from a youth perspective. Wayne Talbot FRSA