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4 January 2019

New Forest National Park Authority - Green Halo Partnership latest news

Welcome to the latest news from the Green Halo Partnership

Green Halo First Anniversary Conference

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the First Anniversary Conference.

It was great to hear how natural capital has moved up the agenda and to welcome so many new organisations. View the presentations and read the write-up of the discussions at www.greenhalo.org.uk.

Thank you to Ordnance Survey for kindly hosting the conference in their impressive Southampton HQ.


 

Partner benefits

If you haven't yet signed up to the Partnership then please do so - all we need is your name and corporate logo. You will then receive a certificate, invites to events and the Partnership logo for your use.

Membership shows your organisation wants to make a practical difference by harnessing the value of our natural capital.

The more members we have the more opportunities there will be for collaborative projects. A strong cross-sector Partnership will also help us individually and collectively as we try to shape local and national policy.

In time, we hope to gain the recognition that helps lever in funding and support for a wide range of projects, and numbers will help establish that profile.

Find out more about becoming a member


 

Looking ahead to 2019

Our four Green Halo Forums have begun to develop a number of projects which will examine how natural capital can help strengthen our local economy, improve health and wellbeing, encourage sustainable living and protect our natural environment.

In summary, projects are being developed to:

  • Undertake a natural capital asset audit of one of Hampshire’s country parks, to help make the case for investment
  • Develop advice for landowners or tenants on incorporating natural capital into the management of their land
  • Encourage people to take more exercise in our woodlands and parks
  • Explore how those facing mental health challenges can benefit from time spent in the natural environment
  • Encourage young people to be more physically active
  • Explore how major new developments can protect and enhance our natural capital
  • Establish a cycle of locally-sourced, processed and used timber products
  • Prepare a guide to locally-sourced sustainable construction materials
  • Explain to local communities what the concept of natural capital means for them
  • Prepare a guide to help understand how natural capital is measured.

More details of these projects will be posted on the website as they are firmed up. To find out more about each of them, or to suggest others, contact Simon Eden – simon@xcxconsult.co.uk, tel. 0780 254 3618.

The Partnership website is now live at www.greenhalo.org.uk.

However we urgently need your case studies, news, thought pieces and events to populate it. Each partner also has the opportunity of a web page to introduce your organisation and to say why you are a member.

Please contact Hilary Makin at communications@newforestnpa.gov.uk with your content ideas so we can promote your involvement and your projects

 


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The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005.