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 »

Groups with 11m supporters call on David Cameron to lead at UN Climate Summit

The UK’s leading environmental and development groups have been joined by the IKEA Group, the National Trust, Unilever and the Women’s Institute in calling on David Cameron to speak out at the UN Climate Summit in New York. Read more »

Gold for Grow Mayow Community Garden

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Grow Mayow Community Garden has been awarded the highest level of achievement from the Royal Horticultural Society and London in Bloom in this year’s RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative.

Iris Borgers and Erika Sager were presented with the Level 5: Outstanding award at the RHS London In Bloom ceremony at the Surrey County Cricket Club on Monday, 8 September. Read more »

Embodied carbon: Why, How and When?

13/11/2014 13:30
23/11/2014 17:30

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Why does Embodied Carbon matter?

The Embodied Energy Task Force wrote to Eric Pickles in June 2014 recommending that measurement of embodied carbon should be part of the Zero Carbon Definitions, within Allowable solutions. Read more »

Co-operative Energy to launch world’s biggest celebration of community energy

One of the younger visitors to Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park during the inaugural Community Energy Fortnight in 2013 (Photograph: Andy Cantlon)

Community energy projects spanning the breadth of Britain will be opening their doors as part of the 2014 Community Energy Fortnight, launched this Saturday by leading energy provider, Co-operative Energy. From the Outer Hebrides to the depths of Cornwall, these events will give everyone in the UK the opportunity to get involved with – and be inspired by - community energy, through visits to wind farms and hydro stations, to DIY solar panel workshops and the launch of a community share offer. Read more »

Re-booting FSC: Confor to bring in members' motion at General Assembly in Seville

The Forest Stewardship Council is twenty years old, and like most adolescents it has had a troubled few years, perhaps lost its focus and not really delivered on its early potential. However, unlike most adolescents, it has over 600 people from all over the world attending its birthday party this week in Seville. Read more »

Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change

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

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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 »

US tour gives Europe’s brightest cleantech start-ups a crash course in entrepreneurship

Climate-KIC, the European Union’s main climate innovation initiative, has kicked off its 2014 US Start-up Tour where 13 of Europe’s most promising start-ups will get a crash course in cleantech entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the Boston area. The US Start-up Tour is a vital part of Climate-KIC’s mission to create opportunities for innovators to address climate change and shape the world’s next economy. This year’s tour will provide participants with vital international experience, mentoring, networking and potential investment opportunities. Read more »

Sustainable Beekeeping Training Course

20/09/2014
21/09/2014

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Beekeepers and non-beekeepers welcome!

Course content
What you will learn:

  • Honey bee biology and ecology
  • How to handle bees
  • Being a bee-keeper ~ what is involved
  • About bees and plants
  • Making and building low-cost hives
  • Bee-keeping and sustainability
  • How to keep healthy bees

It's All in the Detail: Achieving best practice detailing for Eco-refurbishments

24/09/2014 09:00
24/09/2014 17:00

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Do you want to learn...

  • how to achieve stringent airtight standards in retrofits?
  • which is the best way of insulating an external wall - inside, outside or the bit in between?
  • how the design team and builders can effectively communicate to achieve best practice detailing?
  • what happens to moisture movement when adding wall or roof insulation?

Construction professionals (architects, surveyors and engineers) and builders sometimes have an uneasy relationship on site - each think they know best when it comes to detailing! Read more »

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