Solihull Delivery Team
Rotary International is a volunteer organisation of 1.2 million business and professional men and women united world wide to provide humanitarian service and help build good will and peace. The 32,000 Rotary clubs around the world conduct projects to address today’s challenges – including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and environmental concerns – while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
The STEM Centre at the University of Birmingham manages the STEM Ambassador Programme for Birmingham & Solihull. STEM Ambassadors are an invaluable and FREE resource for teachers and schools. They use Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) skills in their everyday lives and can be used as inspiring role models to bring STEM subjects to life in the classroom.
Solihull Council provides a wide-range of services to residents, communities and businesses, serving a population of approximately 206,100 people. The Council’s vision is that everyone in Solihull has an equal chance to be healthier, happier, safer, and more prosperous.
The Borough is home to several major economic assets including Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham and Blythe Valley Business Parks and Solihull Town Centre.
Approximately two thirds of the Borough is countryside and designated Green Belt, characterised by a series of settlements, historic villages, hamlets, scattered farmsteads and dwellings set within attractive countryside.
Solihull Sustainability Visioning Group
Solihull Sustainability Visioning Group aims 'to help Solihull to be at the forefront of sustainable business development and a showcase for environmental business standards, supporting Solihull’s transition to a low carbon economy'. Led by senior business representatives and stakeholders, the Group's four key priorities are to:
- Raise the standards of waste and energy management practices
- Promote 'green technology' that is efficient and cost effective
- Influence regional and local policy making, to ensure sustainability is at the heart of decision making
- Conserve and enhance the natural environment, in particular community space
Midlands Environmental Business Company
An independent, not-for profit business network run by its members to identify and promote business opportunity and growth in the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector and encourage improved resource efficiency across the wider business community. We are the regional branch of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development (UK BCSD). UK BCSD is the national network of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) based in Geneva, with c70 national branches, and providing the voice of business in global debates on sustainable development.
Birmingham City Council
With one million residents, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and is one of the youngest, most diverse urban populations in Europe. With just over 34,000 companies based in the city, including over 700 international firms, Birmingham makes a significant contribution to the UK’s economy and has been named the UK's most entrepreneurial city, outside of London. However, we need this growth to be sustainable, improving the social, economic and environmental outcomes for people that live and work in Birmingham. The city established its Green Commission in order to ensure that this is achieved; with a 60% carbon reduction target by 2027 we are bringing together partners from the public, private, academic and third sectors to find solutions to some of our biggest challenges in relation to energy, mobility, buildings and natural capital. www.birmingham.gov.uk
Soroptimist International Solihull & District Club
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer movement working to transform the lives of women and girls. Our network of 80,000 members in 132 countries works at local, national and international levels to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. Projects take place all over the world focusing on issues such as Violence Against Women, Safe Sanitation, Displacement, Education, Leadership and anything that effects the lives of women and girls. In 2012, Soroptimists reported on 3,727 projects changing 110,000 lives. We have consultative status at the UN and representatives at all major UN centres.