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Legal Sustainability Alliance hosted by Achill Management

We are delighted to be hosting the Legal Sustainability Alliance, an inclusive movement of legal firms and organisations committed to working collaboratively to take action to improve their environmental sustainability. 2017 sees the 10th Anniversary of the LSA, which will be marked by a range of events, activities and publications that both reflect the progress of members so far in measuring managing and reducing carbon, while planning how to respond to the ever present challenges of climate change.

Membership of the LSA is free and open to all UK based law firms of whatever size. For more information and access to case studies, reports and toolkits visit the LSA website.

 

 

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Martlets Music

Achill Management are delighted to be the interim managers for a new music charity based in East Sussex – Martlets Music. The charity has been set up to support music making for young people, providing bursaries and support for young people who wish to take up minority instruments such as the Bassoon. For more information on Martlets Music visit the website.

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Eco Poetry – new titles published

Achill Management are delighted to be supporting Worple Press as they publish two new poetry collections which celebrate the fragility of our planet and challenge us all to take better care of its scarce resources. MAP Poems after William Smith’s Geological Map of 1815 marks the bicentennial of the first geological map of Britain hand drawn by William Smith. This groundbreaking anthology brings together new work by over 30 leading poets including Andrew Motion, Liz Cook and Peter Robinson.

The Wilding Eye a new collection by Olivia Byard exhibits the artistry of a wild Meadow. The range is huge, from Homo Erectus beginnings, to possible species collapse: our stark choices and hope expressed in major climate-change poems.

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Cycling saves CO2 but dont just take my word for it

Here at Achill Management we have all got our bikes out and our helmets on as we take part in the Legal Sector Alliance Travel Challenge 2014. This challenge set up for the law firms that are members of the LSA has so far seen over 3 tons of CO2 saved in the 1000 journeys and the 9000 kms cycled in just 8 days. An awesome start – but there is still time to take part so if you are a law firm and you have signed up yet its easy – just visit https://lsa.stravelrewards.com/ and get cycling.

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Celebrating the 799th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Achill Management are delighted to be supporting the work of the Great Charter Foundation as it applies for charitable status. This dynamic new venture seeks to create a lasting legacy from the planned 800th Anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta in 2015. Working with Steve Moore the founder we will be supporting his call to action for “we the people to celebrate, educate and agitate”. Find out more by reading his latest Medium post.

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Award for Most Environmentally Friendly Law Firm

Time is running out for you to nominate a law firm to enter the Law Society Award for Environmental Responsibility. Its easy to do, and if you are a law firm or you know a law firm that has a good track record on the environment then enter now. Criteria for entering includes counting your carbon footprint, or reducing paper wastage, cutting back on travel or even bee keeping. So don’t delay – enter today by visiting the Law Society website. Good Luck

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Legal Sector Alliance

Achill Management have taken on the interim management of the Legal Sector Alliance for the next 6 months. This influential group of law firms have all committed to tackling the issue of climate change through their operations and pactices. The 20 leading UK firms are working together to support law firms across the UK by sharing best practice and information. For more details of their activities visit the LSA website.

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Achill Management supports new music charity

We are delighted our successful partnership with East Sussex Music has resulted in the formation of a new music charity Martlets Music – making music happen for young people. The charity, based in Lewes, will provide access to high quality tuition, enabling young people to progress and develop their talents through participation in ensembles and the opportunity to perform.

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