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1st Jun 2008

The EON SOURCE Fund

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The EON SOURCE Fund
The fund has been developed to support community energy projects which either result in the production of energy from a sustainable source or which reduce the amount of energy used by a community organisation.

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1st Jun 2008

Working in Partnership – are we managing it?

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The Essex Partnership hosted a Sustainable Essex event on 10th June. The purpose of this is to create a new partnership group to coordinate strategy and implement Local Area Agreement (LAA) indicators. Discussion focused around how to structure the group and define membership.

The proposal document and notes will are available here.

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1st Jun 2008

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches New Funding Strands

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The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is launching three exciting new approaches to its funding: a new funding strand based on Food, a pilot programme of work in Northern Ireland and a Finance Fund.

Food:
Aims to promote an understanding of the role of food in enhancing quality of life.  We are interested in work that influences policy and practice across a range of food-related areas, enabling as many people in the UK as possible to access, prepare and eat nutritious, sustainable food. The budget is £3million over the next three years.

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1st Jun 2008

Essex celebrates Recycle Week in style

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Essex saw a huge range of recycling activities and events to celebrate Recycle Week. Ranging from reusable bag giveaways at civic amenity sites, to an extremely successful high street stall in Colchester, to a Junk Swap in Springfield Park Baptist Church – Essex reuse and recycling organizations were extremely high profile. The Junk Swap was so successful that the tables were 3-people deep!

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1st Jun 2008

WRAP launches new guidance to help local authorities improve participation in recycling schemes

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WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) have produced new guidance - Improving Low Participation Areas (LPA's) - Effective Communications Planning which comprises detailed questions that help local authorities to identify LPAs and to understand how to enable residents in these areas to recycle more. For more information see link:

www.wrap.org.uk/wrap_corporate/news/wrap_launches_new.html 
 

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1st Jun 2008

New Home for ECORRN

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ECORRN celebrated the opening of its new office on 6th June to coincide with Recycle Week. We now have a dedicated office in TREE's new Chelmsford community shop. It is fantastic to have somewhere so central and being based with one of our most active members is a definite plus. We are very grateful to TREE for providing the space.

If you need to contact us for information and advice, support and promotional work, or simply for a chat then our new phone number is 01245 351 579. If you want to drop by then the address is: 8 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, CM1 1GU.

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1st Jun 2008

The FRN has teamed up with Britain's only social enterprise provider of domestic and commercial energy EBICO

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EBICO do not charge a fee for people with pre payment meters. The traditional energy companies charge these customers a premium which means that the poorest people are often paying the highest prices for their electricity and gas.

The FRN has agreed to promote EBICO products and they are inviting FRN members, from anywhere in the UK to join them. There will be a payment of £10 for each customer that switches to EBICO which will be split evenly between FRN and the member involved.

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1st Jun 2008

ASDA under fire after attack on council recycling

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Thousands of tonnes of packaging are needlessly ending up in landfill because hundreds of local authorities only collect the "bare minimum" of material, retail giant ASDA has claimed.

The supermarket said on Monday that millions of people found it difficult to recycle its packaging - even though 93% of it was recyclable - because of a "postcode lottery" of recycling services. As a result, it said it would be fighting against Government proposals to introduce a pay as you throw "tax" because they were unfair.

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1st Jun 2008

Launch of Reconomy CIC

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The Furniture Re-use Network, Community Composting Network, Community Recycling Network UK and London Community Recycling Network have created a new community interest company (CIC) to work together more effectively across England. REconomy CIC will provide representation, development support, guidance and information for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations working to manage resources sustainably.

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1st Jun 2008

Community initiatives site launched

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A website has been launched by a social enterprise to promote awareness of community initiatives and services in England and Wales.

The site, at www.communityprojects.biz, provides free advertising space for community groups and for local projects that are supported by MPs, peers, the police, celebrities or sports personalities.

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