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Organic Gardening Magazine Revamps More Cities: Concerned Corporations Join Together to Strengthen Community Gardens
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Organic Gardening Magazine Revamps More Cities: Concerned Corporations Join Together to Strengthen Community Gardens

The initiative, which works in cooperation with the American Community Gardening Association, is titled The WaterWorks Project. This will be the third year WaterWorks has helped to improve the appearance, vitality and sustainability of community gardens throughout the country. “Water is our most precious resource, and gardeners in particular are all too aware of the...

NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2014
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NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2014

March 2014 Spring has sprung this month and with it a drawing together of lessons learned about green jobs and action. We’re pleased to present this month the series of short films we commissioned about an array of small-scale green jobs programmes. We look at proposals for the redrafting of the national apprenticeship scheme, as well as...

WHAT MAKES A GOOD GREEN JOBS PROGRAMME? CHECK OUT OUR NEW SHORT FILMS
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WHAT MAKES A GOOD GREEN JOBS PROGRAMME? CHECK OUT OUR NEW SHORT FILMS

Local involvement, building local partnerships, tailored mentoring and information, policy support of paid placement pathways… Watch project staff and young job seekers share what’s useful in supporting young people into Green Jobs. You can follow up each project featured in its own short film: OrganicLea is a worker’s cooperative growing food on a 12 acre site in...

NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2014
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NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2014

February 2014 As Britain met its wettest winter for 250 years, the southern hemisphere had its hottest start to the year on record. The UN’s World Meteorological Organisation recorded extreme or unusual weather at both the equator and polar regions. While all UK political parties and the Met office acknowledged the likely link to anthropogenic climate...

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2014
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NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2014

January 2014 Happy new year to you all! We got off to a soggy start with the wettest January on record in most of the South. The government’s commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency continued to come under fire by critics in the green energy sector, but we were excited by a great local programme and...

NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2013
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NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2013

October 2013 Windy streets of turning leaves and the turning back of the clocks signal the end of the long summer, and time for another ELGJA monthly update. There was good news in the Greater London Authority recognising that low carbon and environmental goods and services have continued to grow and create new jobs in London in...

NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2013
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NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2013

September 2013 It might have turned cooler now, but our summer was a scorcher with August being the 342nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average and the fourth hottest on record. We’ll be bearing this in mind when the IPCC release their new Fifth Assessment report next week, giving an update...

EVERY ELECTION THROWS AN ISSUE UP THE POP CHARTS
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EVERY ELECTION THROWS AN ISSUE UP THE POP CHARTS

The run up to the 2015 general election is beginning and political battlegrounds are being reconoitered.  Whilst the Liberal Democrats’ credibility has suffered immeasurably as the hapless stooge in the Coalition’s double act, they have played an early gambit with their Green Growth and Green Jobs policy paper for their Autumn Conference.  All the bases seem to be...

NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013
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NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013

August 2013 Happy August! The big event happening this month is the Reclaim the Power action camp in Balcombe, West Sussex, which is at the front lines of the new dash for gas. From 16 – 21 August, the camp will see talks, music, skill shares, and mass civil disobedience to oppose the expansion of fracking in West...

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2013
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NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2013

December 2013 After six weeks of rising fuel bills topping the headlines, this month saw the UK government finally announce its new policy on the future of ‘green taxes’ from energy bills and policy on energy more generally. Industry responses ranged from worry about mixed messages to ‘extreme disappointment’. Concerns about food banks continued while...

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