Sustainability in Crisis: conference 26-28 Sept

This is an interesting looking conference at Murray Edwards college, with an impressive range of speakers from Satish Kumar to Juliet Davenport.

The cost for local residents is very reasonable £160 or £70 for students


I'm in print!

I didn't tell anyone until relatively recently, in case the project turned into an embarassing failure but it seems to be going OK and I am now a published author. My book is called 'Energy and Carbon Emissions: the way we live today' and it has lots of stuff about our usage and emissions, heat loss from houses, energy and carbon in food, transport (how much more we travel than we used to and a third of that is leisure not for work!) renewable energy and other stuff. I was asked yesterday how I chose what to put in - the answer is I chose what I find interesting.

Hailing all green social entrepreneurs

Interested in attending a social enterprise networking event for student and community actors alike?...

Entrepreneurs Fast Track: support for early stage low carbon companies

The Carbon Trust is launching an ‘Entrepreneurs’ Fast Track’ scheme. Applications open in September 2010

This looks as if it will be more useful for most Green Enterprise members than the previous scheme, as it's giving more emphasis to supporting early stage proof of concept and prototype development, rather than just focussing companies that are nearly ready for major VC investment. The scheme will also consolidate its existing Applied Research Grants and Business Incubation products into one service.

up to £12K on offer for ideas about sustainable food

The Ordnance Survey is keen to encourage the use of their (newly released) open mapping data, so is running 3 competitions to find the best ideas that use this. The first "GeoVation Challenge" for 2010-2011 is How can Britain feed itself?” The closing date is 3 September (12:00 noon)

The prize is

Renewable Energy At Home

Transition Cambridge Renewable Energy group are putting on this event which is a forum where you can find out about renewable energy technologies for the home: Solar PV, Solar hot water, air source heat pumps. There will be experts and experienced householders  to answer your questions:

BIG Summer BBQ - FRIDAY 16th July

BIG Summer BBQ - FRIDAY 16th July


Where great conversation, inspiration and ideas come together!

CHASE has teamed up with other groups to organise a special summer event - a BBQ for everyone interested in technology, creative ideas, entrepreneurship and the life sciences. We're aiming to get cross pollination and to start interesting conversations.

Green Entrepreneurship event

Hi all

I've just heard about a green entrepreneurship event in Cambridge next week which some of you may be interested in:

Energy Efficient Whitehall call for proposals. Deadline 19 april

The Technology Strategy Board is launching an SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) programme to retrofit government buildings in London so they are more energy efficient and have lower carbon dioxide emissions.

They particularly welcome applications from small businesses, with innovative ideas.  Successful applicants get £20K phase1 funding  for a design proposal, followed by phase 2 funding for  a demonstration

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