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Carbon Saving Society

Carbon Saving Society structure finalised.
Date: 
Fri, 04/08/2011

Friday the 8th April (2011) saw the finalisation of plans for the Carbon Saving Society (CSS), an organisation that seeks to attract investment in low carbon technologies in Manchester. The CSS forms an essential part of the finance model for the Carbon Coop, which aims to make it financially viable to retrofit buildings to achieve an 80% reduction in carbon emissions.

Sustainable Fayre Study

Date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

We have very recently completed our report: Sustainable Fayre, for Manchester City Council, which extensively explores ways for Manchester Fayre (the Council's in-house caterer responsible for school meals etc.)  to lower the carbon impact of its food purchases and increase the uptake of sustainable food in the city, actively contributing to Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan.

Land Army Progress

Date: 
Mon, 04/11/2011 to Tue, 04/12/2011

On Monday 11th April Helen and Chloe visited Dunham Massey to meet with one of our organic growers, Chris Hewitt (pictured). Having discussed the Land Army project at FeedingManchester #6, the first stage of the project is now under-way, with 3 of our local growers having been interviewed and another two interviews to take place this week. The grower consultation will be the foundation for designing the Land Army pilot(s).

Act Local: Talk National

Date: 
Mon, 03/28/2011

Our Helen has been to London for a meeting with Defra officials on food policy and community food enterprises. Defra (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) is refreshing the previous Government's Food 2030 report. A mix of organisations with a strong track record of supporting community action on food and inspiring examples of on-the-ground activity from across the UK, were invited by Peter Couchman of The Plunkett Foundation, to put forward their ideas and opinions.

A Greener Kindling

Date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011

We've just had our second visit from MERCi's Sustaining Change team as part of our ongoing commitment to minimise our environmental impact and increase the sustainability of Kindling.

Last year we began the audit process looking at our activities in eight areas: Food and Drink; Purchasing and Procurement; Energy and Water; Travel; Buildings and Local Neighbourhood; Inclusion and Participation; Partnership and Promotion; and Waste.

FeedingManchester #6

Date: 
Wed, 03/16/2011

FeedingManchester #6 was held on Wednesday 16th March at the Yard Theatre in Hulme, with thirty-odd groups, individuals & businesses from across Greater Manchester.


Again, there was a great mix of attendees: from Manchester Museum to Bolton Wholefood Coop, from Manchester Slow Food group to Salford's St Sebastian Community Centre as well as regulars like Hulme Community Garden Centre, Unicorn Grocery and Food Futures.

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