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New BTCV app will help you to grow your own!

BTCV is today launching a free mobile app to get the world growing. The Get Growing app features a unique one touch calculator which allows users to enter their garden, balcony or plot size to find out exactly how much food they could grow. It also tells potential growers how much money they could save on [...]

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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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Jonathon Porritt to speak out for BTCV

In February’s Radio 4 appeal, environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt will make a passionate plea in support of BTCV. Listen out – Sunday 7 February at 07.55 and 21.26, and Thursday 11 February at 15.27 on FM 92.4-94.6 and LW 198m. …and online from 7 February. For more information visit www.btcv.org.uk. BTCV in the news: [...]

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BTCV launches the Carbon Army

Charile Dimmock and Tom Flood at the launch of the Carbon Army. Image courtesy of BTCV. Today, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) launched its new Carbon Army and pledged 3,000 days of voluntary action, one day for every delegate at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. BTCV’s aims to help us reduce our carbon [...]

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Muck In4Life comes to London

Huw Irranca-Davies, Defra’s Third Sector Minister (centre), with Debbie Leach of Thames21 and Mick Denness of BTCV The Muck In4Life roadshow came to the Defra Atrium today. The campaign to get families engaged in environmental volunteering activities has been touring the country and been a part of local events such as County shows. Although Muck In4Life has been [...]

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Help lead a top UK-wide charity and social enterprise

BTCV are recruiting trustees If you would like to help lead a UK-wide charity and social enterprise, read on. The closing date for applications is 5 August 2009.

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Environmental volunteering is celebrated at Number 10

This evening (22/7/09) more than 150 environmental volunteers were invited to Number 10 Downing Street by Gordon Brown to celebrate their work. Cabinet members Hilary Benn and Ed Miliband mingled with the guests. A selection of photos will be posted here shortly. We are just waiting for clearance from Number 10. They should be available [...]

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Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises

There have been a lot of government announcements recently of support and opportunities available to the third sector to help counter the impacts of the recession. All these opportunities are open now (or will start very shortly) and I thought a summary would be helpful. The funds are: The Modernisation Fund The Targeted Support Fund [...]

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Why conservation volunteers are important to Defra

The April 2009 issue of Landscape, the Defra staff magazine, includes a feature on conservation volunteering in the UK. Conservation volunteering provides far more than just environment benefits – it can improve community safety and spirit, promote health and well being, and provide job skills and employment opportunities. Defra’s Third Sector Strategy aims to promote environmental volunteering and recognise [...]

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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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