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Topic: Environment

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Defra's Greener living fund launched

The Greener Living Fund has been launched by Hilary Benn, as part of Defra's third sector strategy. The fund will be worth �6m over the next two years and will support a small number of third sector led programmes and projects that help individuals and communities in England live more sustainably.

Published Nov 05, 2008 - 03:30 PM
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WRAP - REconomy CIC capacity building programme unveiled

WRAP is working in partnership with REconomy CIC to deliver a new programme to increase the Third Sector's capacity to operate in the waste and recycling sector in England. There are 5 strands and third sector organisations can access support tailored to their own needs and fitting their own development goals.

Published Jun 13, 2008 - 02:32 PM
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Climate change Business Advice Network

RISE is helping the sector tackle climate change and optimise the opportunities it presents through this quarter?s Business Advice Network meeting; all of which are now carbon zero. RISE has developed a policy briefing (on the Waste strategy and the Energy White paper) and Dr Matthew Collins, Climate Change Scientist at the Met Office, as well as a range of other experts aided understanding and discussion on how to maximize potential. RISE presented 2 new social enterprise case study films featuring Sarum Solar ? renewable energy installer ? and SOFA project ? promoting the re-use and recycling of furniture and white goods. These case studies are available on DVD from RISE.

The main policy messages resulting from the event are:
* There are some great opportunities for social enterprises in areas like recycling, education/awareness raising, innovations and demonstration projects, and in renewables.
* While a growing number of social enterprises are actively involved in projects related to the environment, this market is perhaps in danger of becoming more commercialised as the issue gains currency.
* A key problem for many social enterprises is getting risk capital for the early stages of environmental projects.
*On the renewable energy, gaining planning permission remains the key obstacle to the creation of community co-op schemes.

Published Jul 10, 2007 - 03:55 PM
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Every Action Counts Community Champions wanted

Every Action Counts Community Champions include anyone who likes to get involved. You may be the chairman or chairwoman of your residents' association, but you don't have to be. You may help out at your local toddlers' group, but it's not essential. In fact, you don�t actually need to be involved with any other community group, you just need enough passion to help Groups / Clubs / Societies within your community take action for a more sustainable future.

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Published Feb 27, 2007 - 04:40 PM
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Envision: environment means business

Social enterprises in South West England are benefiting from an environmental business support programme to help them improve performance and lower costs. The programme has already helped over 380 organisations save �2.5 million. Like all types of businesses, for-profit and not-for-profit, there are drivers for improved environmental performance. The reasons are two-fold. All organisations need to take responsibility for their environmental impact; climate change and other environmental issues can no longer be left to someone else to deal with. This pressure is combined with the rising cost of utilities, increasing regulations and requirements by funders.

Published Nov 24, 2006 - 11:24 AM
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Introduction to car clubs - learn to drive smarter and greener

Members of the public can find out about a smarter and greener way to drive at a free event, An Introduction to Car Clubs, in Exeter at 2pm on Saturday 11 March.
Car clubs give people the flexibility of using a car when they need it, without the cost and worry of owning and maintaining it. The car club owns, insures, taxes, maintains, repairs and cleans the cars and offers people affordable, convenient and flexible access to them.

"Car clubs are a great way for people to have access to a car without the costs or hassle associated with owning one," said Mark Hodgson, one of the founders of Exeter car club co-cars, who will be speaking at the event. Co-cars now has 3 cars in the city and growing.

Published Mar 07, 2006 - 02:11 PM
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New Recycling Targets Unveiled

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published a consultation into new recycling targets for businesses handling large volumes of packaging.

Published Sep 07, 2005 - 02:19 PM
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Does Your Organisation Need Good Quality Furniture AND Electricals?

Community Waste is a social enterprise, set up to help reduce the amount of waste that businesses and other organisations send to landfill in South West England. Wherever possible good quality items are passed onto schools, community groups, SMEs and similar organisations.

Published Jun 19, 2005 - 06:15 PM
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Cornwall Switch launches at Eden Project

Warm reception for campaign urging people in Cornwall to switch to 'green' energy...

Published May 07, 2005 - 06:05 PM
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