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Be The Change is coming to Birmingham

Posted by Ellie Ewart on February 1, 2017

The marine conservation & campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage are coming to Birmingham from March 20th - 24th with our free interactive education programme 'Be The Change'.Surfers Against Sewage aims to inspire, unite and empower communities to protect our oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife and we believe education has a vital role to play. If you would like to get your school involved ... Continue reading »


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Food Forest Brum

  Food Forest Brum works with local communities in establishing perennial edible landscapes.   This can range from individual fruit trees planted here and there, edible hedges of beech and lime, community orchards and forest gardens. The idea is that different groups (including friends of parks, community centres, community orchards, schools, etc) sign up with the Food Forest Brum network. We provide them with suitable plants (edible trees and shrubs), and advice on planting techniques and maintenance. In some cases we will provide workdays and workshops. We also take a mutual skill share approach, where we can all learn something and have something to teach others. Individuals can then contact us and we will direct them to the project nearest to them. The vision then is connected and cohesive communities that are skilled and resilient in their food supply.Food Forest Brum is a project of Spring to Life, a community interest company dedicated to developing personal and community wellbeing in Birmingham. email: foodforestbrum@gmail.comor to find out more about sprinto life email, or visit our website.  

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Making Birmingham Greener and Healthier Awards 2015 has launched!

The new Making Birmingham Greener & Healthier Awards were launched on Monday 20 April, at the offices of previous overall winners of the Sustainability & Recycling Awards 2014, Mott MacDonald.Birmingham City Council, in partnership with environmental company Veolia, are inviting schools, colleges, universities, businesses, restaurants and food outlets as well as community groups and growing projects to become Birmingham’s next “green” champions.There are four main categories that entries are being welcomed in:Best Energy Efficiency Scheme Best Waste & Recycling SchemeBest Greener & Healthier Lifestyles (Food) SchemeBirmingham Connected Sustainable Travel AwardEach category will then have a sub-category for business, community and education establishment entries.The 12 winners and one overall winner who is judged to have completely embraced the ethos of the awards will be announced at a grand ceremony taking place in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House on June 5.Application forms and criteria can be downloaded here.Closing date for entries is Friday 15 May 2015.Applications forms can be sent to: (10Mb limit per email) or posted to:Barbara Street, Climate Change & Environment Team, Birmingham City Council, 1 Lancaster Circus, PO Box 14439, Birmingham, B2 2JE




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