Tag Archives: Sustainability

Open Farm Sunday – 13 June

Open Farm Sunday is on 13 June this year. Farmers across the country will open their gates to give everyone the opportunity to meet the people who grow our food and care for the countryside.  Open Farm Sunday is one day in the year when everyone gets the chance to understand the true story and value behind [...]

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Cash prizes! Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Community Challenge

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the Energy Saving Trust set up the Community Challenge on 21 April, which is offering cash prizes from £500 to £5,000 for community based projects to introduce lower carbon travel, or low carbon alternatives to travel. The judges are looking for community groups to submit original ideas that reduce [...]

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Funding avaliable for third sector organisations: to inspire sustainable living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games as inspiration.

Defra has today launched a Third Sector Fund to Inspire Sustainable Living using the Olympic and Paralympic Games.   The funding will be available to third sector led projects, that will use the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire Sustainable Living, specifically in the areas of: Active travel (walking and cycling more); Sustainable consumption – [...]

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‘Real Growers’ launched.

The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) and Plan-it Earth Environmental Project have announced the launch of Real Growers, a new social enterprise venture which will see local people learn new skills in food production and sustainable living. Real Growers is a social enterprise which has been set up as part of RIO’s delivery of the Future [...]

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Want to live a greener life this spring?

  Interested in how you can ‘live greener’ this spring?  If so you really must have a look at the Greener Lifestyles section on the Directgov website.  The site contains a wide range of information on how you can behave more sustainably, including how you can: Get active in your community Be greener at home Be [...]

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How do you want the future to look?

Here is a prime opportunity for those of you who want to tell Defra what it should be doing on the environment and sustainable development, homes, shopping and eating, travel and business – you are invited to join the ‘Greener Society’ debate and share your views on what a greener future might look like. Click here to [...]

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Joint Ministerial and third sector taskforce report launched

Following on from this post, the report on the joint Ministerial and Third Sector Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development was formally launched at an event at the the Commonwealth Club this evening (9/3/10).  The event was chaired by Stephen Hale of Green Alliance and featured updates from members of the Task Force, [...]

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CDF launches “Green Up!” guide.

The Community Development Foundation (CDF) has launched “Green Up! Five ways of working with your council on sustainability: a practical guide for community and voluntary groups.”  Here is some information from CDF about what you can expect from the guide: Green Up! is a key resource for community groups who want to work with their [...]

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Defra publishes its third Sustainable Development Action Plan

Defra has published its third Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP), which sets out the actions that Defra will take until March 2011. Government has made it clear that the public sector needs to demonstrate leadership on Sustainable Development (SD). As part of this the UK Government’s SD strategy, Securing the Future, set a requirement for [...]

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BTCV reception in House of Commons

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, was speaking at the BTCV reception at the House of Commons on 1 April. BTCV were celebrating 50 years of conservation volunteering and launching their Strategic Plan (2009 – 2013) ‘Investing in Sustainable Futures‘ (PDF 2.04MB). The reception also heard [...]

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