Monthly Archives: January 2010

Defra research published: Third sector and waste management

Back in November we drew your attention to a key report published by Defra on the Benefits of third sector organisations in waste management. A further research report has now been published: WR0502: Social Enterprises and Sustainable Waste and Resource Management: Evaluating Impacts, Capacities and Opportunities The primary aim of this research was to evaluate the potential [...]

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Commissioners wanted – The Sustainable Development Commission

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) is looking for 4 new commissioners. The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 15 February. The posts are part-time, remunerated positions, with each Commissioner expected to spend approx 2 days per month on SDC work. They are looking for people with Sustainable Development experience from any one of a range of sectors [...]

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Nature and Conservation Day

Today is Nature and Conservation Day in Defra and it will all kick off with a presentation from Huw Irranca-Davies who is Defra’s Biodiversity Minister (as well as being our Minister for the Third Sector). He will present his personal thoughts about the importance of nature and conservation and the work that Defra does in [...]

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Rural Communities – the right to try

This event will be held on 27 January 2010 at the Cavendish Conference Centre, London and will explore a specific and practical proposition to return power to rural communities: the Right to Try. If a village shop is threatened with closure, the community should have the right to try to replace it before it is [...]

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