Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ladock and Grampound Road community project wins top green energy award

The Low Carbon Living Ladock and Grampound Road project has been named Best South West Community Initiative in the prestigious 2010 Green Energy Awards.  The award – which recognises the achievements communities that have been effective in working to reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy generation for the benefit of the community – was presented at a glittering ceremony, held at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 23rd November.  Head judge of the category, Alison Field from the Forestry Commission, …

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Local environmental projects welcome National Social Enterprise Day

While the term social enterprise is attracting regional and national attention in the media, many people are unsure of what the term means and are unaware of the great work that is being done by local social enterprises. Thursday 18th November marks National Social Enterprise Day and three Cornish social enterprises with environmental aims are hoping the day will raise the profile of the range of local projects that are successfully delivering social, environmental and financial returns. For more than …

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Local businesses to benefit from students energy efficiency expertise

As the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project breathes new life into some of Camborne’s most historic buildings, students from Cornwall College Camborne and Camborne Science and Community College are sharing their skills as energy consultants to help reduce the environmental impact of the renovations. The assignments are part of the Schools for Intelligent Energy Use (SIEU) project which includes eleven partners across nine EU countries.  The UK element of the programme is being delivered by Community Energy Plus, Cornwall’s leading …

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Wendy Violentano presents Phil Legrice and Ian Smith with their ESF award

Environment sector strengthening project wins ESF award

Wendy Violentano presents Phil Legrice and Ian Smith with their ESF award

The Strengthening the Environment Sector (SES) project, developed jointly by Cornwall College Business and the Environmental Skills Network (ESN), has been recognised for its sustainable development ethos. The project, which receives ESF Convergence investment via the Skills Funding Agency has been awarded an ESF Equal Opportunities and Sustainable Development Mainstreaming `Leader’ Award. The awards recognise organisations that have made a special commitment to mainstream equal opportunities or sustainable development. The awards were presented on Thursday (October 28th) by chair of …

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