Montrose Port Authority awarded the contract to Aberdeen-based PD&MS Group after it submitted a bid to repurpose an existing structure from another offshore wind project, rather than fabricate a brand-new structure. PD&MS employs more than 600 people at bases in Aberdeen and Baku, Azerbaijan. Construction of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base for the Seagreen wind farm is well underway at Montrose Port, with the two-storey office building currently being built at the site also repurposed, having previously been used by an oil and gas supply chain company in Aberdeen.
When bandits slaughtered 650 elephants in just weeks, in one of the most remote national parks in West Africa, it was an atrocity that shook the conservation world. Celine Sissler-Bienvenu, IFAW Country Director France and Francophone Africa was one of the few people with the contacts and the capabilities to expose the outrage. Celine is perhaps unique in modern conservation. The first European student and woman to graduate from the Wildlife Specialists School of Garoua (L’Ecole pour la Formation des Spécialistes de la Faune à Garoua) in Cameroon, her training in a mostly male paramilitary environment gathering 15 African cultures gives her a highly influential network of connections across French-speaking Africa.
One critical element of sustainability is choosing and using the correct signage. Here’s what to know about why this is important.
Even if your main mission isn’t environmental, the pressure is on all of us to combat the climate crisis. But it can be challenging to create a positive impact on the planet when you’re already stretched to deliver your primary purpose. In our next WISE Ways to Lead webinar on Tuesday 22 November from 1-2pm, we’ll be joined by Elaine Brown who is driving forward the concept of re-use and repair through her social enterprise, The Edinburgh Remakery. Elaine’s in-depth knowledge won her the Environmental Champion title in this year’s WISE100, and she will be sharing her tips and ideas for the small (and bigger) things that can help kick-start your business’s environmental journey. We’ll also hear from Alison Marjoram of P3 Charity, a social enterprise that supports vulnerable people in England.