Ecology Building Society AGM and Members' Meet-up 2019

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Ecology Building Society

7 Belton Road

Silsden, Keighley



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Join us to have your say at our AGM and Members' Meet-up on Saturday 27 April 2019 at Ecology Building Society's office at 7 Belton Road, Silsden, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

This year’s AGM and Members’ Meet-up takes place at our offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire. At the event you will hear from an exciting line-up of experts discussing climate change and sustainable housing. You’ll have the chance to tour our eco-build offices and permaculture garden. The day is your opportunity to influence our work and to meet other members and our directors.

Schedule and speakers

9.15 Registration and refreshments

9.30 Building societies for beginners

Optional session giving an introduction to the building society model and the workings of an AGM

10.15 Annual General Meeting including Ask the Directors

11.30 Putting people, planet and prosperity at the heart of the business

Introduction to the triple bottom line approach and GABV

Dr. Adriana Kocornik-Mina - Senior Manager, Global Alliance for Banking on Values

12.00 Putting the planet first

Gareth Redmond-King - Head of Climate Change, WWF

Marianne Heaslip - Architect & Associate Principal, URBED and

John Alker - Director of Policy & Places, UK Green Building Council

13.00 Lunch (vegetarian, complimentary)

Our catering provider is Shine Collective, a Leeds-based social enterprise which supports people with convictions and invests its profits into projects that make a positive impact in the local community.

14.00 Putting people first

Sumuyya Khader, Ecology borrower and Board member of Granby 4 Streets CLT, Liverpool

Rose Seagrief, Programmes Manager, Power to Change

Emily Auckland, Network Director and Co-chair, UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UK SSD)

15.00 Break

15.15 Let’s talk about carbon

Interactive group session using the Carbon Conversations approach to help members understand how they can reduce their carbon footprint

Jan Maskell, Facilitator, Carbon Conversations

16.15 Closing comments

Paul Ellis, Chief Executive

How to get to Ecology Building Society's AGM and Members' Meet-up

By rail

We will be offering a complimentary taxi shuttle service to and from Steeton and Silsden railway station. Let us know if you require this service when you register to attend.

By bus

3 minute walk from the Belton Road stop on Keighley Road (serves bus services 62 and 903).

By bike

Limited secure cycle parking at our offices.

By car

There is plenty of free on-street parking on Belton Road, adjacent to our offices. Please park considerately! If you are using satnav the destination postcode should be BD20 0EE.


More information about the Ecology AGM and Members' Meet-up can be found on our website at

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