Construction on Ecotricity's Galsworthy wind farm nears completion

Construction of Ecotricity's 9.2MW wind farm on Galsworthy Moor has stepped up, with all four wind turbines expected to be in the ground by the end of September. The wind farm, near Great Torrington in Devon, will begin generating in November and will power around 7,000 average UK homes a year: the equivalent of a quarter of all homes in Torridge.

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said: “Construction is going fantastically well, and this is the first of many more sites to come from Ecotricity. Read more »

Turning waste into carpets: the Net-Works programme expands

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Net-Works is an innovative, cross-sector initiative designed to tackle the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities

Interface, the world's largest modular carpet manufacturer, has committed to expand the Net-Works™ programme in partnership with Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Net-Works is an innovative, cross-sector initiative designed to tackle the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing nets in some of the world’s poorest coastal communities. Read more »

2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel open for entries

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Tisséo-SMTC: Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse

The 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel are now open for entries, calling on innovative travel schemes across the UK, France and Belgium to enter for the chance to win £30,000 in prize money. The Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the achievements of pioneering travel initiatives which encourage people to adopt more sustainable ways of travelling, helping improve quality of life whilst reducing congestion, pollution, and CO₂ emissions. Read more »

Climate-smart agriculture and new approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change

Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said in a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York this September (2014). Read more »

Organic market strengthens as 83% of UK households now buy organic in some form

The Soil Association has revealed new figures showing an acceleration in the growth of the UK’s organic grocery market - outperforming non-organic sales in supermarkets. Read more »

Yooji’s flaked cod: the world’s first MSC-certified babyfood product

The MSC label appears on over 23,000 sustainable seafood products distributed in over 100 countries worldwide, but until now has not been seen on a babyfood product. This October, French company Yooji has launched frozen cod portions prepared solely with cod procured from MSC-certified sources.

Yooji is an Aquitaine-based, 2012 start-up specialising in environmentally-friendly frozen babyfood. After initially producing frozen vegetable purées in 20g portions, it is now expanding its range by launching two 100% protein products including the MSC-certified flaked cod portions. Read more »

Sharing the Climate Change burden: new study suggests how global carbon cuts could be fair

The UK and other developed nations will have to make far bigger cuts in their carbon emissions than currently planned to meet their fair share for tackling climate change, a new study has revealed. Read more »

Survival announces winners of 45th anniversary photographic competition

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The overall winning photograph by Giordano Cipriani is a stunning portrait of an Asurini do Tocantins tribes man in the Brazilian Amazon. (Cover and September) © Giordano Cipriani / Survival International

Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has announced the twelve winning entries of its first-ever photographic competition, held to mark the organization’s 45th anniversary. The winning photograph by Giordano Cipriani is a stunning portrait of an Asurini do Tocantins man in the Brazilian Amazon. Read more »

Solving two problems in one: Buckinghamshire’s Wing Hall launches one social project to finance another

The newly refurbished Wing Hall. Trustee Malcolm Oliver says, “Charity Bank took the time to listen to us and worked with us to make sure that our loan application was viable.”

The conundrum: Wing Hall Trust needed £100,000 to convert a surplus building which would in turn provide income to support its charitable work; but its bank turned down the loan application. The solution: the Trust turned to Charity Bank which approved a 10-year loan that can also be repaid early with no penalty. Read more »

Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change

16/10/2014 10:00
16/10/2014 16:00

Event Description

A one-day course in Engaging Communities on Energy & Climate Change

Organisations and individuals need to take energy and climate change issues into account when planning their work. Delivering climate goals will require the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders, including community organisations.

This course will teach you the skills and information needed to develop long-term engagement of civil society organisations, groups and individuals in work on climate change and low-carbon living. Read more »

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