Just Transition: Unions vital to net-zero plans, says Metro Mayor

At a discussion with trade union ‘green reps’, Metro Mayor Dan Norris vowed to work with unions to ensure a just transition to a “greener, cleaner and fairer” West of England economy. The Metro Mayor made the comments after talks with union environmental or ‘green’ reps on embedding the green agenda in the workplace heldContinue reading “Just Transition: Unions vital to net-zero plans, says Metro Mayor”

CHEW VALLEY SCHOOL WINS METRO MAYOR’S FIRST GREEN JOBS GRANT

Chew Valley school is the first of three West of England schools to win a new grant to encourage local youngsters to consider green careers. Metro Mayor Dan Norris visited the school on Wednesday at 11.30am during his second Jobs and Skills Summit to meet some of the students taking part. The school beat offContinue reading “CHEW VALLEY SCHOOL WINS METRO MAYOR’S FIRST GREEN JOBS GRANT”

Metro Mayor launches new Sustainability Champions programme

Two hundred eco-minded West of England workers became “Sustainable Impact Champions” helping their organisations reduce their carbon footprint, thanks to a brand-new scheme launched by Metro Mayor Dan Norris on Wednesday. The environmentally concerned West of England workers are being trained at workshops and through one-on-one mentoring as part of a wider joint £800,000 investment fromContinue reading “Metro Mayor launches new Sustainability Champions programme”

Metro Mayor visits Bristol retrofit site

Metro Mayor Dan Norris met workers who are retrofitting four homes on Philip Street as part of the Mayor’s second Jobs and Skills Summit. The Metro Mayor talked to the insulation workers about what attracted them to their roles, how they gained the skills they needed and quiz them about their ideas on how toContinue reading “Metro Mayor visits Bristol retrofit site”

Metro Mayor meets bright young minds behind best of West of England clean tech

Metro Mayor Dan Norris met the bright young minds behind some of the West of England’s leading green tech initiatives, during the Mayor’s second Jobs and Skills Summit. The Metro Mayor met some of the skilled young engineers and entrepreneurs behind some of the region’s leading green initiatives during the indoor demonstration, as well asContinue reading “Metro Mayor meets bright young minds behind best of West of England clean tech”