Archive for 'community'
4 to 10 March 2013, across the UK: Climate Week, Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, aims to inspire a new wave of action to create a sustainable future with over 3,000 events planned.
The Community Life Survey, commissioned by Cabinet Office, provides statistics on issues key to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including volunteering, charitable giving, community engagement and well-being.
Energy news from DECC: Energy Bill to stimulate low-carbon growth, Efficiency Strategy to transform energy use, update to Renewable Energy Roadmap, encouraging bioenergy innovation and local schemes
Working towards aims of the National Adaptation Programme's health and wellbeing theme, Defra is supporting work across the country to build resilient communities and reduce the impacts of climate change on the socially vulnerable.
The Government’s Rural Statement underlines its commitment to helping Rural England prosper and flourish, setting out Government’s support for rural areas through a broad range of policies across Government departments
A campaign encouraging the public to ‘Love Your River’ aims to highlight the link between river health and water use, so that people understand and value water and take action to improve their local rivers.
News round-up: food statistics, revitalising towns, health and climate, tracking invasive plants, marine protection »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: economic, social and environmental food statistics; re-imagining urban spaces; health effects of climate change; app to track invasive plants; protection for Dorset coast.
In an extract from Defra’s recent Getting the Message Across, a case study of Brockweir and Hewelsfield Community Owned Shop illustrates how a community can ensure provision of a vital service while inspiring sustainable living.
Defra’s Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership has published Getting the Message Across, reporting on the role of social enterprises to encourage sustainable living in areas such as local food projects, recycling initiatives and tourism.
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: briefing on appraisal and sustainable development, green partnerships between community groups and local councils, Nick Clegg on green investment and jobs.