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Northfield Ecocentre

By SDRN on 7th October 2012
Found in: Case Studies

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Awards 2011 – Low Carbon Communities.

Organisation: Northfield Ecocentre is a Birmingham based charity inspiring local people to live a greener life.

SDRN Mailing, 27th September 2012

By SDRN on 27th September 2012
Found in: News

SDRN Well-being Seminar

By SDRN on 25th September 2012
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first annual national subjective well-being results in July 2012, revealing its initial findings from four new questions included in the 2011-2012 Integrated Household Survey devised to help measure national subjective well-being.

With the relevance of well-being to the sustainability agenda, SDRN hosted an evening seminar in central London on 25 September 2012 to examine the results and to explore how this new understanding of national subjective well-being might be used to inform the policy-making process. Presentations were followed by a Q&A and discussion session with an audience of sustainability professionals, and the evening ended with drinks and networking.

CloudsEnd CIC’s De-Clutter Bus Project

By SDRN on 24th September 2012
Found in: Case Studies

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Award 2011 – Most Innovative New Product or Service.

Organisation: CloudsEnd CIC is a community interest group set up in 2010 to help individuals, social services, housing associations and landlords to tackle hoarding situations.

Status: Ongoing.

Aston University Go Green Awards

By SDRN on 24th September 2012
Found in: Case Studies

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Highly commended – Business in the Community West Midlands START Awards 2011 – Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Location: Aston University

Background: In order to raise awareness of the issues surrounding sustainability and improve their environmental performance Aston University has made efforts involving staff to ‘Go Green’.

SDRN Mailing, 11th September 2012

By SDRN on 10th September 2012
Found in: News

This case study is courtesy of Sustainability West Midlands.

Award: Business in the Community West Midlands START Awards 2011 – Engaging Employees in Sustainability

Principal Maria Gilling is a Sustainability West Midlands Green Leader.

Organisation: Walsall Adult and Community College offers hundreds of courses and qualifications, ranging from GCSEs, IT courses, NVQs and Apprenticeships, through to independent skills training for life and work. They work with around 8,000 learners each year.

Spice

By SDRN on 15th August 2012
Found in: Case Studies
Spice is a social enterprise focused on the use of time-credits as a means for facilitating the inclusive delivery of mainstream public and community services. Initially established as the Institute for Community Currencies at the University of Wales, primarily working in the Welsh Valleys, the initiative has since expanded, along with their sister organisation, ‘Timebanking Wales’. The decline in the mining industry across South Wales resulted in the exclusion of many individuals and communities from the market economy, leading to widespread disengagement, weakened social capital and growing social problems. The Spice initiative aims to rebuild the relationship between such communities and agencies. Agencies encourage community members to actively deliver community services, run community cafes, transfer learning, run support groups, after-school clubs, bingo nights and comedy events etc; every hour ‘donated’ by an individual to such activities is an hour which can be used to access other community events, trips and services of personal salience.

The Bromley by Bow Centre

By SDRN on 15th August 2012
Found in: Case Studies

LOCATION: East London.

AIMS: To support families, young people and adults of all ages to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, find employment, and develop the confidence to achieve their goals and transform their lives.

GoWell

By SDRN on 18th June 2012
Found in: Case Studies

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