Monthly Archives: August 2009

21 Years On – Diversity and the Environment Movement

On 18 September 2009 Capacity Global will launch their report and maniesto: ’21 Years On: Environment and Diversity’. Professor Julian Agyeman (pictured) will be the keynote speaker at the event. Julian is a member of Capacity Global’s Advisory Board and Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, at the Massachusetts-based Tufts University. This is an [...]

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Ministerial third sector task force – fourth meeting

Yesterday afternoon (17 August 2009) the third sector members of the Ministerial Task Force on climate change, the environment and sustainable developmnet met for the fourth time with officials from the four departments involved. Roger Clarke, chair of Defra’s Third Sector Advisory Board, was also in attendance. The Task Force first addressed the vision, audience and [...]

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Communities Assets Enterprise 2009

The Development Trusts Association (DTA) are one of Defra’s Social Enterprise Strategic Partners and help Defra engage more effectively with the social enterprise sector. The DTA will be holding their national conference at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London on 13-15 September 2009. Keynote speakers include: Clifford Rosenthal, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (USA); [...]

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Jim Fitzpatrick ‘mucks in’ with the scouts

Direct from the Defra website: Scouts and Girl Guides watched a new recruit working for his volunteering badge when Jim Fitzpatrick visited the Scout Jamboree at the Windsor Great Park yesterday (4/8/09). Defra had a Muck In4Life stand at the Jamboree; the campaign aims to encourage families and people of all ages to get out [...]

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Ministerial Task Force minutes – 30/7/09

The Ministerial Task Force met for the third time on 30 July 2009 at One Queen Anne’s Gate, London. The minutes of the meeting can be downloaded here (pdf, 57 KB). [This post was back dated. Actual date of posting was 27/8/09.]

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Building links between Ethnic Minorities & National Parks

The Yorkshire Dales. Image credit: Edwin Shannon (permission granted) Research into Defra’s engagement with minority groups has brought the Mosaic project to our attention. Mosaic is a national project, led by the Campaign for National Parks, that aims to build sustainable links between black and minority ethnic communities and the National Parks and Youth Hostels [...]

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