The project included a unique partnership of four government organisations, two non-government organisations, one water company, one university, sixteen community groups and an industry lead environmental group, who worked together to address issues with water quality across Telford More >
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The aim was to develop an allotment project that could benefit young people within the local community and produce organically home grown ingredients for the Club’s kitchens. More >
The Sustainability Spring Fair was an ‘eco-market’ with everything green on sale from organic carrots to electric cars. Birmingham’s most ‘Green’ activist encouraged Birmingham’s families to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and buy local produce, ethical produce and energy saving devises to make their lifestyles more sustainable. More >
In 2010, the Birmingham Environmental Partnership reinforced its commitment to helping businesses reduce their impact on the environment, by setting up the Green Restaurant Awards.
These awards are given to the restaurants that demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and the environment. Entrants are judged in the categories of waste management, energy reduction, purchasing, and staff and community with an overall winner receiving the Green Restaurant of the Year Award. More >
Growing Opportunities – Winner in sustainable development category of Health Service Journal Awards 2004
Growing Opportunities provides year-round ‘community agriculture’ productive and therapeutic gardening and related activities for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. It is based in Sandwell, a deprived borough, at the award winning Malthouse Gardens adjacent to the Sandwell’s flagship Independent Living Centre and at Salop Drive Market Garden, which is a three acre productive horticulture and local food project. More >
Heartwoods, a tree and woodland industry support initiative, is currently focusing on promoting the management of woodlands to supply wood for fuel. A wholly owned subsidiary of Small Woods a third sector organisation.
Project partners include Advantage West Midlands (Rural Development Programme), Forestry Commission, Confor (Confederation of Forest Industries) Rural Hubs, NFU, Woodland Trust and Midlands Woodfuel. More >
The Faith and Climate Change Project (FCC) works with places of worship and faith communities in Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands to support them in environmental and sustainable activities that will ultimately tackle climate change. More >
JCB is an international construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer, employing 7,000 people worldwide. With headquarters in Rochester, Staffordshire, the company produces over 300 different types of vehicle, from tractors to dump trucks, on four continents selling their products in 150 countries through 1,500 dealer depot locations.
JCB has a long-standing association with the Campaign for Rural England and has long recognised its responsibility to keep its environmental impact as low as possible. All the UK factories are designed to minimise emissions by recycling waste and eliminating pollution as far as possible, and all UK sites are ISO 14001 accredited. More >
Jericho started in 1993 as a drop-in centre to serve the most disadvantaged people in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. Many of their clients had little or no work history and consequently had problems gaining and sustaining employment. Thus in 1999 Jericho set up as a social enterprise to provide supported employment opportunities to clients. More >
Caplor Farm is practically concerned with approx. 600 acres of mainly arable cropping. Producing, cereals, potatoes, a fifth year local vegetable supply initiative and a small pedigree Hereford cattle Heard. Currently developing care farming activities, due to open April 2010.
Non farming business includes low cost residential and office lettings on the farm, lettings off farm including their own letting agency (currently 100 houses) and Portfolio in S Wales and small project in Poland. Building enterprise includes new homes, renovation and small scale domestic work. Important development of renewable energy installation, Caplor are able to design supply and install solar PV and Hot water in addition to air and ground source heat pumps. More >