Sheffield Green Commission – Hearing 2: Communication, engagement & behaviour change

Sheffield Green Commission

Thursday 12th February 2015–Vestry Hall, Burngreave, 6-7.30pm

followed by Sheffield Climate Alliance Workshop (SCA) 7.30-8.30pm 

This is a public hearing and not a public meeting. There will not be public questions and answers. After the hearing, Sheffield Climate Alliance will host a 1 hour optional public workshop so that you can share your views on the presentations which SCA will submit to the Sheffield Green Commission as part of the “call for evidence”.

You can write your questions and comments at the hearing and they will be included in the event documentation. You may also submit evidence via the Call the Green Commission page on the Sheffield City Council website–performance/green-commission.html

Public Hearing Programme notes:

Sheffield Green Commissioners:

Chair: Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member of Environment, Recycling & Streetscene

• Rob Allen, Business Director, Amey Hallam

• Liz Ballard, CEO Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

• Emma Bridge, CEO Sheffield Renewables

• Steve Brooks, Director UYE (Heat networks)

• Lynn Crowe, Professor of Environmental Management, Sheffield Hallam University

• Beatrice Greenfield, Representative of Sheffield Climate Alliance

• Lenny Koh, Director, Centre for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, University of Sheffield

• Steve Marsh, Senior Business Development Manager, EON Energy Solutions

• Martin Mayfield, Engineering Design/Director of Urban Institute, University of Sheffield

• John Mothersole, CEO Sheffield City Council

• Marion Sloane, Sheffield CCG

• Sharon Squires, Director Sheffield First Partnership

• Frances Wells, Director FWA Consulting

• Elliot Whiteside, Sheffield Youth Cabinet

• Jeremy Wight, Director of Public Health

• Tom Wild, South Yorkshire Forest Partnership

• Nigel Wilson, CEO Veolia Envrionmental Services

• Richard Wright, CEO Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SCA is co-hosting “Communication, engagement and behaviour change”.   SCA an alliance of local organisations and individuals pressing for effective action to tackle climate change

Details of future meetings will be on Sheffield City Council website’s Green Commission page and by direct e-mail to our mailing list.: or

Expert Witness Biographies:

Dr Carly McLachlan (PhD) , Lecturer in Climate Change, Sustainability and project Management, School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. Carly McLachlan co-leads the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Energy Programme. Her research interests focus on how stakeholders, including publics, engage with energy and sustainability issues. Her previous research as part of Tyndall’s interdisciplinary team include: stakeholder engagement with integrated climate change models, stakeholder assessments of carbon capture and storage, assessment of UK tidal energy policy and adaptation and mitigation in the UK food system.

Amy Boyle, Account Director, Diva Creative. Established in 1997, Diva Creative is an award winning full-service marketing agency with vast experience in delivering effective communications and influencing consumer behaviours

Dr Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer, Environment, The Open University promotes better understanding of – and action on – global environmental change issues in three linked areas of research and commentary: public engagement and media, politics of consumption, and contemporary environmental history.  Joe Smith combines thinking, writing, direct engagement and impact to advance public understanding and debate on environmental change for wider political, social and cultural change. He writes on environmental issues and consulted on national and international broadcast media projects for the Creative Climate project.

Directions: Vestry Hall, Burngreave

Walking: 15-20 minutes (0.5 mile) on a slight incline from Sheffield city centre.

Cyclists: Four bike racks outside and 4 more outside Sorby House, just 2 minutes from Vestry Hall.

Bus: Main bus route to Northern General Hospital, see the journey planner for more information:

Drive:  Small car park behind Vestry Hall with larger car park on Gower St, 2 minutes walk.

About actionforinvolvment

We're an independent think tank, founded in 2006 to bring people in our communities together with policymakers and stakeholders. We create space often in a workshop format to pool ideas, develop networks and tackle hot topics. Since 2009, we’ve focused on the sustainability agenda such as: climate change, energy, housing, technology, transport with interest in:education, health, welfare, regulation and enforcement. Our latest project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant and our next event on 27th June 2013 includes George Monbiot with other high level environmental policy makers.
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