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1st Jun 2008

Recycling anger over skip arrest

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An environmental campaigner has been arrested for taking four plastic chairs from a recycling centre.

Genny Bove, 46, from Wrexham, said the chairs were dumped in a general rubbish skip and were due to go to a landfill site rather than being recycled. She is on bail, but called it a "waste of police time and resources".

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1st Jun 2008

National Trust publish cook book for compost

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A brand new book is set to notch up a National Trust first by becoming the first 100 per cent biodegradable book published by the organisation. Sold in National Trust shops and online, 'How to 'Cook' Compost' is completely compostable and the ultimate book to help you with green living.

1st Jun 2008

Europe-wide accreditation scheme for environmental volunteers will be launched in September.

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The Environments for Learning programme is based on the European Qualification Framework and will provide a way of recognising and assessing skills and knowledge that volunteers learn informally through volunteering.

The programme is being developed by UK environmental volunteering charity BTCV and six partner organisations from across Europe. It will allow skills learned through volunteering in one country to be recognised in another.

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1st Jun 2008

Energy efficiency scheme targets charities

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A scheme to help charities fight rising gas and electricity bills by reducing their energy consumption has been launched by energy firms Bizzenergy and Gazprom.

The Charity Utility Initiative provides organisations with equipment to help them identify areas in which they could reduce energy consumption. The Government-approved 'smart meters' take readings every half hour, allowing clients to know exactly how much they are using at any point of the day and implement more efficient measures.

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1st Jun 2008

Guide to turning your organisation into a volunteer magnet

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The second edition of 'Turn your organisation into a volunteer magnet' has been published.Forty leaders in the field of volunteer management, from Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and USA share what they have learned about making your organisation attractive to volunteers. The guide is packed full of top tips and compelling case studies on topics ranging from recruitment and retention, to diversity and creative programme management.

This resource has been written by managers of volunteers for their peers and is free to download.

1st Jun 2008

New technology to process Gift Aid claims on shop donations

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Eight charities are to install a new system to manage Gift Aid claims on items donated to their shops. The new software, from technology firm Merlin, is a development of a similar system by E-Productive that was launched after being piloted by Sue Ryder shops in 2006. The charities that will use the new system have not yet been named. The system was launched after a successful pilot scheme in selected shops run by Oxfam and Big C, the cancer research and support charity for Norfolk and Waveney.

1st Jun 2008

Anglia Ruskin University Chooses2Reuse

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The university is the latest organisation to host the 3 branded Choose2Reuse bins. Employees will be able to leave good-quality donations in the bins on 24th June. The donations will then be taken along to local charity shops in Chelmsford.

It is hoped that this will become a regular feature at the university, reaching both students and staff.
 

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1st Jun 2008

Call to find UK charity hero

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Call to find UK charity hero
The search is on for the £30,000 winner of Gordon Brown's 'Nobel Prize of the Charity World'. The Beacon Fellowship Charitable Trust is urging people to nominate individuals who have made a significant charitable contribution in giving time, money or skills to a specific cause for the 2008 Beacon Prize. For more information visit http://www.beaconfellowship.org.uk/index.asp

 

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1st Jun 2008

Bidding for BASIS

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BASIS is a large funding stream that is currently open for applications from infrastructure organizations. The catch is that only one project will be funded per County so we need to truly work in partnership to make this happen.

The Essex, Southend and Thurrock Infrastructure Consortium (ESTIC) are taking the lead on putting a bid together with support from ECORRN, the Rural Communities Council for Essex and local CVSs.

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