Tag Archives: Local Communities

Free support for community owned food businesses from Making Local Food Work

Making Local Food Work are currently offering free specialist support to any existing community-owned, local food businesses.  They are also offering a Skillshare service which gives peer to peer learning via mentoring or study visits.  The Making Local Food Work website provides more detail: Making Local Food Work can help community food enterprises across England [...]

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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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Adapting to Climate Change; a guide for local councils

  Last Tuesday’s (9/3/10) launch of the joint third sector and ministerial task force report on climate change, the environment and sustainable development was a catalyst for other things to happen. Defra released a guide for local councils on adapting to climate change produced jointly with ACRE. This can be downloaded from this page on [...]

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Mass localism – NESTA discussion paper

This discussion paper was launched today (23/2/10) and takes the lessons from NESTA’s Big Green Challenge and suggests 5 lessons that policymakers should use in developing programmes that impact on and involve local communities. The five principles were: Establish clear measureable outcomes; Presume community capacity to innovate; In the early stages, challenge and advice is more useful than cash; [...]

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