E-News

We regularly publish E-News: it's the way to keep in touch with grants, events, consultations, jobs, requests from members and more.
The latest five will be posted here - use our contact page if you'd like future ones direct to your in-box.


VREN E-News  509, 3/7/14: Jobs: Community Engagement Officer, Environmental Consultant, Ecologists, Technical Director - Ecology, Administrator, Sustainability Officer, Urban Ranger; Oswestry BikeFest; Transition Northwest Conference; Frodsham Summer Festival; Northwich Business Improvement District; Nature Tots Forest School; Weaver Gowy River Catchment Partnership; Courses: Zero Carbon Britain, Coastal Activity Leader, Campaign Bootcamp, Campaign Organisers, Bird Ringing, Woodland Activity Leader; Woodland Design Challenge; Music Trains; Volunteering: Canal Restoration, Environmental Investment; Sow Sew Exhibition; Nearly Wild Camping; Peace News Summer Camp; Permaculture Convergence; Cycletta Cheshire; Housing Proposals: Shipbrook Road, Jack Lane; Legal advice on cycling; Register your bike; High speed rail and the regeneration myth; Green Open Homes; May Transition Network newsletter; Water newsletter; Now out: Fracking Capitalism - Second edition; Summary of IPCC Report; UK Treasury Climate Modelling 'deeply flawed', claims report; Community Energy; Flood Risk; Bee Homes; Standing Advice for Ancient Woodland; Forest Fungi and their rôle; Glyphosate and Monsanto; Europe: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Airport Noise, Climate Targets; Shorts: Fossil Fuel Disengagement, More Green Energy, Shale Gas, Floating Wind Turbines, Food Poverty, Plastic Bags; Images of waste and industry (sorry for the delay, more e-news coming soon!)

VREN E-News 510, 11/7/14: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; Open Garden, Kermincham; Volunteering, post TCV; Cheshire Wildlife Trust e-news; Wildlife Discovery Day; Get Growing Friday; Bickley Dragonfly walk; On the Radio: bike saddles, insect bites, recycling and avoiding obsolescence, Phosphorus, Carbon, Tin, Lithium; Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launched to incentivise homeowners; Railcards; Grozone against Anxiety and Depression; Volunteers wanted for Wincham Community Garden; Petition for allotments; 20 ways to control slugs; More CO2, lower nutritional value in crops; Praise for Headwater; Graham Evans MP at DECC; UK energy flow chart

VREN E-News 511, 3/9/14: Waste/Recycling: Zero waste week, Waste less, live more week; Volunteering: Ride Leaders, Steering Group Members, Young Friends of the Earth, Editorial Assistant, Sandstone Ridge; Food Poverty Conference; Jobs: Bike It Officer, Environmental & Energy Officer, FarmStart Manchester, Agri-Environment Support, Recycling Participation; NW Community Energy Meeting; A Journey to Sustainability; Heritage Open Days; Open Superhomes; Bike Maintenance Course; HS2 Coffee Morning and Meet HS2 Ltd; Social Saturday; Coop Community Energy Conference; Wigan Diggers' Festival; International Primate Rescue Convention; Triodos AGM; Cheshire East Local Plan; The Local Plan and its Future up to 2030; Salt Fair, Winsford; Courses: Seed Saving, Sustainable Bee Keeping, Fungus ID and Conservation, Identification of Sphagnum ID, Bread making; People’s Climate March; Low Carbon Communities Network; Sustainability Digital Heroes; Macmillan Coffee Morning at Grozone; Cycletta, Tatton Park; Making Meetings Work; Voluntary Sector North West; Incredible Conference Todmorden; Harvest Celebration at National Wildflower Centre; Heat Conference; CWAC consultations: New Housing Strategy, Growth & Prosperity; Waterways Restoration Raffle; Antrobus Wind Turbine Application; Grozone News; Community Agriculture Plot?; Food growing made easier with edible perennials; Mushroom Growing on Logs; Forest Gardens to see; Centenary Woodlands; White Faced Darter; Avian Botulism; Research on a new kind of pesticide; Old furniture wanted; Free Books; ech2o’s summer newsletter; Safer roads for cyclists; A safer school run; Eco-Ambassador School; Eco Congregation / A Rocha newsletter; Community Energy England; Public Attitudes to Climate Change and Energy Sources; COIN newsletter: UK Flooding, International Outreach, Talking Climate, Moving Stories; Going off-grid; Feed In Tariff Consultation; Fracking Criticism; Good Energy investing in Tidal; Woodland Trust on the Queen’s Speech; Ancient Woodland Inventory; Badger Cull Challenge Thwarted; Divestment; Homeless Homes; Cheshire Salt on Radio; Save on petrol/diesel

VREN E-News 512, 24/11/14: Sew Recycled Classes; Keep Britain Tidy Jubilee Awards; Jobs: Water Stewardship, Voluntary Book Review Editor; Can renewable energy power the world? National Tree Week; Plants of Ness; Northwich Subway; Grozone calendar; Frodsham Incredible Edible; AECB visit Co-op HQ in Manchester; Cheshire East Parks Strategy Survey; Handpicked Christmas Market; Fruit Tree Planting in Frodsham; Canada: The Wild West; Plans at Hunt’s Lock; Marshall’s Arm Batwalk and Fungal Foray; Middlewich Arm of the Shropshire Union; Middlewich Good Neighbours; Ways Green and Bellway Homes, Two more Winsford housing plans; Riverside Organic - new proprietors; Don’t store Potatoes in the Fridge; The Natural Veg Men; Flood Prevention; Slowing the Flow; List of Brownfield Sites; Infrastructure Bill; CWT Volunteer Sept News; Bees: Action Plan, Dave Goulson, Ivy Bee; Criticism of Car Scrappage; Leaf Running Costs; Cycling: Parliamentary cycling debate, traffic lights; National Audit Office is critical of Dept of Transport’s assessment of HS2; Sustainable Future Aviation Strategy; AECB: Fuel Poverty Strategy consultation, School of Natural Building. Domestic Retrofit Classes, Helping Planners; AECB Water Blog No 4; Sustainable Food; Talking Climate Change: communicating x2, unburnable fuels; See how CO2 travels around our atmosphere; Save £75 a year on fuel; Energy Issues; DIY worm tower; Growing Kiwis; Eccentric Sheds! Wacky ways with old bottles; Over 50% decline in wildlife: WWF’s Living Planet Report

VREN E-News 513, 1/1/15: Congleton Allotments Public Meeting; Jobs: Waste Reduction Project Coordinator, Conservation Communications, Reserves Manager, Trainee Ecologist, Ecologist, Assistant Ecologist, Heritage Trees Engagement, Remote Sensing Consultant, Consultant Scientist, Office Admin, Cycling Instructors, Freshwater Habitats Trust, Ecologist; Rail Protest; Awards for Tackling Fuel Poverty; Courses: Workers' Education Association courses, Communicating Renewable Energy, Nature Conservation Planning, Butterfly Ecology, Amphibian and Reptiles, Amphibians, Bats; Christmas Tree Collection; Frodsham Transition Initiative meetings and Birthday; Draft North West River Basin Management Plan; Open Day at National Waterways Museum; Europe Gathering on Climate Actions; No-TTIP train to Brussels; HS2 Bonfires and Beacons; Volunteering: Local Waterway Partnership Member, Sustrans Ranger in Stockport; Flora and Fauna International Dates; Marple Potato Day; Hearts of Northwich Community Festival; Take Back Our World; An Evening with Bill Oddie; The Mammal Society Student Conference; New Neighbourhood Planning Grants; Nature Walks at Anderton & Marbury; An Evening with Bob Flowerdew; Nurturing Nature Bee Boxes; Woodland Trust News; Animals that George Monbiot would like reintroduced; Badger Vaccinations; RSPB advice on festive avian treats; Grebe Online; Wybunbury Moss and Rostherne Mere; How to make old buildings energy efficient; Green Deal Home Improvement Fund; The Home Heat Helpline; Hempcrete vs Straw Bale; *Free* Online Building Fabric Retrofit Masterclass; Talk on Energy in the Future; Political Chemistry of Oil; Resources and inspiration; Behaviour change; Less Science, more Positive Examples; Prof Sir David King speaks for renewables; Campaign against subsidies for Hinkley; Should Japan restart its Nuclear Power plants?; Rusty Barrels of Nuclear Waste in Germany; Eon’s switch to renewables; Bishops call for an end to fossil fuels; Ellesmere Port against fracking; Naomi Klein on capitalism versus the climate; Arctic losing ice faster than Antarctic gaining it; Infrastructure Bill; Brownfield Land; Gladman Developments; Green Bullet; Seed saving; How to make a bamboo (or hazel) polytunnel; Guerilla fruit tree grafters; Toxicity of Neonics; Co-op sells its Farms; Food on Contaminated Land; GM bananas; How spare food can reach the poor; Six novel bike safety items; Sustrans’ Stewart Walsh’s job ends; Discover The Mersey Forest; Cheshire East Cycling Seminar; Money for Community Minibuses; How we travel now; More Roads, more traffic; Shorts: Mid-Cheshire rail, Leicester Street roundabout, Seafarer Subway

VREN E-News 514, 21/11/15: Northwich Transition and Neighbourhood Plan, Improve Barnton, Aldi for Tarporley? Climate Marches, Jobs and other information

Green Bullet, November 2015:

Consultations – on Fracking in Protected Areas (closes 16th Dec); Climate Change in Greater Manchester (closes 11th Dec); National Infrastructure Commission (closes 8th Jan).
Funding – Pocket Parks (closes 10th Dec); Access Growth Fund (enables organisations to create more social impact – open for expressions of interest); Urban Shop (helps urban communities access good local food); European Structural and Investment Funds (3 grant strands – employment, R+D, rural).
Campaigns – Climate change talks, Big Pathwatch with Ramblers, World Soil Day, Giving Tuesday
Information update – Planning (latest bills), Energy (windfarm rejections, coal axed and less investment for CCS, CPRE lessons from Lancashire fracking), Autumn Statement
Publications – 5th carbon budget (57% less by 2028-32), Set Up to Fail – CPRE slate methodology for assessing housing need, coastal urbanisation, green bridges/tunnels for wildlife.
Resources – Decoupling growth and carbon, health & the natural environment, natural capital critique
Also available as a docx from http://www.vsnw.org.uk/publications/view/2015-11-26-green-bullet-60










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