SEFM held a successful meeting at Tate Britain on Tuesday 22 September. We had a great turnout, some wonderful speakers, and some great discussions.
Vassia Paloumbi, Energy and Environmental Manager, Tate
Vassia (see above photo) talked us through the sustainable developments and commitments already in place a Tate. We were also given an insight in to the construction of Tate Modern 2. You can see her full presentation here.
Chloe Hampson, Network Manager, Fit for the Future
We were delighted to welcome Chloe to speak about the National Trust's Fit for the Future network, a 'carbon-cutting network to bring together some of the UK’s largest charities and landowners to fight the impact of climate change and rising energy costs.' You can see her presentation here.
Sholeh Johnston, Arts Manager, Julie's Bicycle
Members were given an introduction to Julie's Bicycle, 'a leading global charity bridging the gap between environmental sustainability and the creative industries.' Sholeh (see above photo) also talked us through their 'Fit for the Future' guide and we discussed what is important to museums in terms of sustainability, and how Julie's Bicycle can help.
Steve Benbow, Beekeeper
Steve (see above photo) talked us through a selection of delicious honeys and the beekeeping process. Vassia then took a select number of attendees to view Tate Britain's beehives.
As usual, the lively discussion continued at the local pub, in this case The Morpeth Arms.
Details of the next meeting will be disclosed soon.