Environment


Environment Partnership Autumn Newsletter

Please find attached the latest Environment Partnership Newsletter. Our Edible Gilesgate project is featured this time.

Dr Liz Charles, Project Manager (Food) 
Usual working days: Wednesday – Friday 
Durham Community Action, 9 St Stephen’s Court, Low Willington, County Durham DL15 0BF 
Direct line: 01388 742044 Main line: 01388 742040 Mobile: 07825 211746 E-mail: Liz.Charles@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk 

Energy Mapping..**New**

Advice in County Durham recently pulled together information on the energy advice available in the county. 

Please see attached, a mapping document describing the local energy advice services and their eligibility criteria. 

If you notice anything we have missed, or your service provides energy advice, please feel free to send the information over to rachel.o'donnell@durham.gov.uk to be added.

Big Energy Saving Network **New** 

This year, Big Energy Saving Network (BESN) will be delivered by Citizens Advice. In the next few weeks they will begin the application process to select delivery partners. The Big Energy Saving Network is made up of local community groups and charities across Great Britain that can advise on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, different energy tariffs and available support to help vulnerable households stay warm and lower energy bills. 

Citizens Advice is looking for expressions of interest so that they can invite you to apply for funding. If you are interested in delivering BESN in 2018/19 please register your interest by completing this form. 

If you have any issues completing this form please contact the delivery team by emailing: besn@citizensadvice.org.uk 

Visit Big Energy Saving Network at: https://bigenergysavingnetwork.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Growing Durham Newsletter 9 - April 2018 **New**

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter! 

Contents 
Growing Durham 
News 
 Upcoming Events 
Featured Garden 
Seasonal Recipes 
Jobs to do in the garden

Footprint - an environmental event held in Durham **New**

15th and 16th June 2018

"Footprint is a two day environmental event looking at ways in which individuals and communities can reduce our environmental impact and how we can encourage a more positive and hopeful conversation about climate change. The event will consist of workshops, talks, interactive sessions and performances, spanning topics from geography, politics, finance, lifestyle, art and music.

If you would like more information, then please check out the website, linked here: https://footprint2018.weebly.com "

Durham Community Woodlands CWG MEETING **New**

We have set a meeting date for the Community Woodland group for Friday 15th June; from 9am -12 noon – at Bearpark Community Centre on Institute Terrace, Bear Park (it’s on the main road through BP; a large brick building) Parking outside. Refreshments on arrival.. 

AGENDA ITEMS 
9am Introductions 
9.30 LACE PRESENTATION (DWR): LEARNING ACTIVITY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – REPORT. JILL ESSAM AND MIKE BOASE. Q & A 
11am TREESCAPE UPDATE BY GARY HALEY Q & A 
11.30 DISCUSSION

Growing Competition for schools is open **New**

Food Durham partners are running a growing competition for schools again, here is the link for joining in: Durham County Council’s Waste Team in partnership with Durham Community Action’s Growing Durham are running a Sunflower and Pumpkin Growing Competition 2018. County Durham Schools and community groups can get involved over the summer in growing the tallest sunflower or the largest pumpkin, for a chance to win a £100 voucher for gardening equipment for the school or group. 

To enter the competition please email wasteaware@durham.gov.uk with your school/group and contact name and how many people/children will be involved by Saturday 12 May and we’ll send you free seeds and more competition information. 

The competition will be judged in October 2018.