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  • Mission Critical: Escape

    We need to talk about climate change because we aren’t doing enough about it.  But how can we get people to talk about it, particularly those who aren’t already engaged? Enter Sticky Exhibits. Our mission is to start conversations about sustainability using interactive exhibits, props and models.  We take and Read more [...]

  • AYBI empowering young people

    Coaches and senior members play an extremely important role, both in terms of setting expectations of behaviour and by offering support and advice in both all-physical and cognitive intervention techniques. These senior figures are seen as credible authority figures, not only due to their physical presence but also because they Read more [...]

  • A Wonderful Winter

    ‘Coming to the nature garden makes me feel happy and good because I get to play outside with lots of people’, Josh, age 8. Here at Oasisplay Nature Garden, nestled in the heart of Stockwell, we have been enjoying all things winter. Although many are tempted to huddle indoors as Read more [...]

  • HILLRISE WARD POLICE FEB 19

    Thanks to local police for visiting the Fairbridge Road Play Street and chatting with local residents. The kids loved meeting you and of course checking out the van, siren, handcuffs and helmets. Here is some information from Hillrise Community Police: There are weekly surgeries at Hornsey Lane Community Centre at Read more [...]

  • GGA helping you achieve more

    Are you involved with an education-led or environment-focused programme that deserves a wider audience? Could your organisation inspire others? By entering the Global Good Awards (GGA), you can share what’s working well and why, enabling others to learn from your actions – and possibly replicate them. The Global Good Awards, sponsored Read more [...]

  • The Year of the Pig

    Third Age Project Chinese Members organised a fabulous party to celebrate the new Year of the Pig inviting the whole community along. It was held in our lovely newly refurbished Centre in Cumberland Market. Chinese Members dressed in traditional costumes and performed several old Chinese dances and songs. Mr Y Read more [...]

  • 120 mentoring sessions in!

    Our Employment Support Pathway operates by using trained mentors from the local business community to share their skills to support users of our Jobs Club with their individual employment goals. Mentoring is a crucial part of our success. The 1-2-1 nature of working is both intensive and personal. Mentees enjoy Read more [...]

  • January News from Grow Chichester

    Update from the Community Gardens January 2019                                                                         Building the new raised beds Update      Well 2019 has started with a cold snap but nonetheless our volunteers have already been out in force, albeit it Read more [...]

  • Smooth(ie) Operators

    The debate was ferocious and the kids were divided. ‘‘It’s not a dragonfruit, it’s a prickly pear!’’. Fruit was prodded, sniffed and inspected with interest and apprehension. A few went for it.‘‘It’s nice and sweet! Yuk- the seeds are disgusting! Where’s the bin?’’ Seeds were spat out, controversy was in Read more [...]

  • Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens

      Happy Christmas from the Community Gardens  December 2018                                        Brussels sprouts ready to be picked. Update      With Christmas nearly upon us it has been a good chance to celebrate the past year with our Christmas lunch (mostly made with our own Read more [...]

  • Cool Yule Call for Climate Action

    Practical actions to limit the impacts of climate change were centre stage at a recent festive event in Wirral.  The Cool Yule 2018 event marked four years since the launch of Cool the Wirral Climate Change Strategy.  Visitors learned about progress with the strategy and ways to take action in Read more [...]

  • Employment Support Pathway – One Month In!

    On 14th November we opened up the Employment Support Pathway in conjunction with our winter night shelter welcoming in the first guests of the season. Over the last three weeks we have seen twenty guests accessing support over 38 mentoring sessions with mentors from Network Rail, Wellcome, Getty Images and Read more [...]

  • Job Vacancy: Head Gardener

    Forest Farm Peace Garden is seeking an experienced gardener to lead on the development of our large 2-acre site and support the running of our ecotherapy programme for mental health recovery. The Head Gardener position is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an understanding of organic and sustainable growing methods Read more [...]

  • Transition Stirling are doing sterling work!

    Last week, Josie and I made a wee trip to Scotland where we visited the lovely team of Transition Stirling. Transition Stirling is an environmental charity focusing on improving awareness of, and providing a positive local response to, climate change in and around Stirling. They were formed in October 2009 Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens November 2018

    News from the Community Gardens November 2018                                                                 Pumpkin harvested from the no-dig bed. Update      With winter feeling like it might arrive any day we have been enjoying the last days of autumn in the community gardens. The jewel like blooms of the fuchsias are still brightening Read more [...]

  • News from the Community Gardens October 2018

    News from the Community Gardens October 2018                                               Red admiral butterfly on the buddleia. Update      What a wonderful autumn! We’ve enjoyed many a sunny day working in community gardens this month. The sedums continue to add some late colour to the borders, the recently planted Read more [...]

  • Scaling through Impact

    As a Sheffield born event ticketing platform with a conscience, Tickets For Good is leading the charge in a new wave of digital fundraising. Whilst there are many ticket distributors and sellers in the marketplace, Tickets For Good is the only UK platform that builds charitable donations and fundraising into every Read more [...]

  • Latest Cool Steps update now available

    The latest Cool Steps progress report is now available online (links to pdf).  The report is the fourth in the series of annual updates on Wirral’s climate change strategy.  It details steps taken from August 2017 through to July 2018 to advance each of the strategy’s aims.   The report is prepared Read more [...]

  • Bringing climate change action closer to home

    Climate change can be a big, scary issue. Scientists have recently sounded the alarm bells – again.  The extreme consequences of unchecked climate change are in the headlines – again.  But will things now go quiet – again – as we continue to go about our day to day business unchanged?  The Read more [...]

  • Bank holiday weekend fencing

    As you can see we are finished with the interior section of the snake. Only one portion left to complete. We had five volunteers and as well as working on the fence structure we are also thinking ahead now to spring. I know it’s a long way away but while Read more [...]

  • A most generous donation.

    A lady who spoke to the Challenge NCS group who were handing out leaflets for our club on Wansted High Street on the 22nd of August has most kindly donated to our club a large collection of railway models, mainly made by Rivarossi of the Italian FS railway.

  • Wellcome Community Action 2018 Impact Report

    There were also some awesome stories generated from the participating projects of the Wellcome Community Action Summer Season campaign. Have a read by following the links below: The Food Chain The Felix Project Age UK Camden Centre 404 Third Age Project Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden Also, if you didn’t manage Read more [...]

  • Heeley City Farm Floats Our Goat!

    It was great to meet up with CEO Sue Pearson and some of her amazing team at Heeley City Farm in Sheffield. The farm is a busy, growing and developing projects that lead the way across Sheffield in its breadth of reach and remit. It’s main site in Heeley contains Read more [...]

  • Wellcome Community Action 2018 Video

    Wellcome have put together this short video which highlights some of the community give back that their organisation has been involved with this year, including Community Action Summer Season. The projects showcased from Community Action Summer Season are: Cecil Sharp House Permaculture Garden Argyle Primary School Castlehaven Community Association Stitches Read more [...]

  • History of the Canadian Pacific Railway

    We enjoy learning about the history of trains around the world. We were most fascinated with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Their ships used to bring cargo to the London docks, their passenger liners used to sail into Liverpool. Their old office can still be seen in Trafalgar Square, the building Read more [...]

  • Endangered species making a comeback

    Globally, countless species have been ravaged, reduced, or even destroyed entirely by unscrupulous people and ceaseless human activity. Many species that once thrived have all gone extinct during humanity’s time on Earth, with some being as a direct result of our actions, and others being due to natural causes. Despite Read more [...]

  • Endangered species making a comeback

    Globally, countless species have been ravaged, reduced, or even destroyed entirely by unscrupulous people and ceaseless human activity. Many species that once thrived have all gone extinct during humanity’s time on Earth, with some being as a direct result of our actions, and others being due to natural causes. Despite Read more [...]

  • Make Some Noise – Schedule

    Calling all community leaders, activists, volunteers and beyond… Would you like to take your community project to the next level but not sure where to start? Maybe you need to Make Some Noise! Join Project Dirt and Eden Project Communities in Brixton Community Base for a FREE one-day workshop to learn tips Read more [...]

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