Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Emma Pearson
As my Bright Green Environmental Placement draws to an end I would like to take this space to reflect on my year (and a bit) working with the NetRegs team at SEPA.
Firstly, NetRegs is a partnership between SEPA and the NIEA. An online tool that provides free environmental guidance and support for small and medium sized business (SME’s) to help them comply with their environmental responsibilities.
Initially my role in NetRegs was to extend their outreach through planning and coordinating marketing and social media activities. Working on NetRegs social media, along with help from Represent and Google’s Digital Garage I have improved my writing for social media and learned how to write blogs.
I have also assisted the NetRegs team with updating, creating and uploading content and environmental guidance to the NetRegs website and producing case studies and e-learning tools on environmental good practice.
By organising and delivering presentations about NetRegs and SEPA at universities in Scotland and participating at promotional events such as Resource Efficient Scotland’s Green Champions Training, I have been able to interact with a variety of different people and network with a range of business sectors.
During my time at SEPA I have had the opportunities to support project work for other teams across the organisation;
My biggest achievement during my time at NetRegs was organising and running the Micro Brewers and Distillers Event in March 2019 to launch the new pollution guidance for microbreweries and distilleries (GPP 29). The event well attended and had very positive feedback.
The best bit overall was definitely was getting to learn about all the different parts of NetRegs and SEPA, improving my knowledge and skills and of course being part of a brilliant team. I would definitely recommend a Bright Green Placement to future graduates.
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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