Lighting Industry To ‘Cut Through Greenwash and Make a Genuine Impact on Sustainability Issues’ at ILP Event

by | Nov 2, 2021 | News

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has announced their first major in person event in recent times. The professional membership body invites the whole industry to participate in a Sustainability CPD afternoon tying in with the ‘Light Back Better’ mantra, encouraging innovation in the pursuit and support of sustainable lighting.

On November 11, the same day COP26 looks at Cities, Regions and The Built Environment, the ILP and guests will discuss the role of lighting. The event will take place in the heart of London – and can also be attended online.

Expert speakers will cover circular economy, carbon literacy, reuse and recycling and ask, ‘What will it take to align the lighting and infrastructure industry on achieving net zero?’ Presenters include Melissa Zanocco (Infrastructure Client Group), Alec Peachey (Local Council Roads Innovation Group), Kristina Allison (SLL/Atkins Global) and Nigel Harvey (Recolight).

Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive, Recolight said “The scale of the challenge of the climate crisis facing us can be overwhelming.” He will focus on how we can all in lighting can help to drive the circular economy strategies that are so essential to reducing our collective carbon footprint.

The event will also feature a panel discussion hosted by Fiona Horgan (ILP President) and Nathan French (ILP London Chair) with Emma Cogswell (Skills Army) joining the speakers.

Fiona Horgan, ILP President, said “We agree with the well-reported phrase ‘It is irritating when they talk but don’t do’. Join us to discover how we can collaborate, cut through the greenwash, and make a genuine impact. We aim for participants at this event to take away at least four things they have learnt and four actions they are now able to take, to make a tangible, positive change.”

Nathan French, ILP London Chair, said “London may not seem the obvious destination for a COP26 related event – but with our speakers and in-person audience all being located in the area, we decided to stay local at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, a sustainable venue, and make the event available on online. The lighting industry has much to do when it comes to sustainability, and we think this event will be an important step forward in developing sustainable strategies. After the CPD talks, we have time for networking with food and drinks included, and the London LDC team are truly looking forward to catching up with industry friends and meeting new faces and discussing what further actions we will need to start to take.”

Everyone is welcome and places should be booked in advance



About the Institution of Lighting Professionals:

The Institution of Lighting Professionals unites the skills of engineering, design and technology in order to deliver quality lighting for the built environment and achieve public benefit.

The Institution is a professional body, registered charity and licensed by the Engineering Council to award professional engineering registrations.

Find out more about the Institution here or for further information about this press release, please contact Jess Gallacher, Engagement and Communications Manager – / @the_ilp