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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

On the Way to Green Glory

The Field Studies Council are celebrating after being awarded a Green World Environment award in the international campaign to find the world’s greenest countries, companies and communities.

They competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and they will be presented (in absentia) with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation in Dubai on December 11th 2017.

The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting best environmental practice around the world. The Green World Awards are fundamental to The Green Organisation’s philosophy of helping others to help the environment, because the prestigious awards ceremony is held in a different country every year – raising awareness and involvement around the globe.

Tim Foster, Head of FSC Blencathra, Lake District commented, ‘The Field Studies Council (FSC) has been in existence since 1943 and our locations are predominantly in grand, listed properties set in rural locations. These include the Lake District, Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia and the Isle of Cumbrae. Carbon management is at the forefront of our environmental policy including encouraging our staff to develop local sustainable initiatives that support the Field Studies Council’s commitment to carbon reduction striving towards improved business efficiency, environmental performance and responding positively to environmental change. This award demonstrates the environmental commitment of our staff and we are delighted to be honoured by such a prestigious award’.

These awards recognise and reward the endeavours of Commerce, Industry, Governments, Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Authorities and Individuals who have a beneficial impact on the environment. They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.

FSC’s winning paper will be published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on Environmental Best Practice, so that others around the world can follow their example and learn from their achievement.

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