The Week brings together organisations and people from across the country to take part in activity which is good for people and the environment. Find out how to get involved or download the challenge pack which has over 50 suggested activities for wasting less and living more. From stargazing and hosting fix it parties, to preserving and buying local.
The #CEF is about finding out how community energy could benefit your local area. From tours of hydro plants and wind farms, to workshops on generating and saving energy, the Fortnight will run right across the UK.
The Community Energy Coalition (CEC) was formed in 2011 and its aim is to ignite an energy revolution which places communities at its heart and strives for a clean, affordable and secure energy system for all. They help communities across the UK to own, generate and save energy together.
Part of the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG)’s work to support Coastal Communities will see support to over 100 new local teams that will help revive England’s seaside towns. Coastal Communities Minister Mark Francois said “Coastal Community Teams will help decide where that investment goes because local people know best what is needed to grow their local economy.” Applications need to be submitted by 14 September 2015.
The Ramblers charity has launched what it calls the “biggest-ever footpath survey” to examine the state of the path network in England and Wales, and they want you to take part. You can download the handy app to tell them what you find when you’re out walking, and they will try and fix any problems.
Joe Micheli, Stronger Barnsley Locality Manager, recently spent a week in Philadelphia, as part of the UK Cities of Service programme. In a blog on the Nesta web site Joe reflects on some of the inspiring people they met and projects they visited and what they learned. Read more here. [Source: Nesta Blog, 23 June 2015]