Engineers Declare Climate Emergency
In a significant moment for the UK construction industry, structural, civil and building services engineering firms are declaring a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, and agreeing to work together.
Web sites have been launched to host these declarations, recording firms that join and their commitment. The Happold Foundation is proud to be supporting the establishment and operation of these declaration sites.
Following in the footsteps of the recent ‘Architects Declare’ campaign, ‘UK Engineers Declare’ pledges to set new priorities and develop better ways of working to “meet the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries”.
There is also a website available for built environment organisations around the world to add their declaration – sign up to the construction declares website.
I believe in creating an environment where we can discuss the issues that affect our communities. By making the path to a career in our sector more accessible, we can show how engineering directly links to everyday life.
What We've Been Doing
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The Happold Foundation is supporting Engineering Without Borders (EWB) to develop the Fellowship model, a scheme that enables organisations and communities to develop their engineering capacities to address global challenge. Three 12-month projects in Kenya, Mexico and Malaysia Borneo will focus on piloting a new way of integrating effective collaboration between overseas partners, EWB volunteers and members in the UK.
The EWB team aim to improve the quality and sharing of knowledge across the global engineering community. Activities have included joining the World Water Week Youth Professionals work stream to promote how young people can impact global water issues, and facilitating meetings between partners and Fellowship volunteers.
The grant has enabled us to carve out regular time to facilitate conversations with our partners…this has been invaluable in terms of reflecting on the value of the Fellowship model, and also in us better understanding the impact of our work.
Resources for learning
Engineer my future tool
Whether you are a teacher who wants to inspire your pupils, a student keen to get more from your learning or an industry professional looking to network, finding the right resources can be time consuming. Our Engineer my future tool is here to help, we’ve brought together a range of great resources on engineering and related subjects from around the web that are filtered by age range and area of interest. Give it a try to see how it can help you!