People & Planet



Do you want to research the human rights or environmental practices of UK unis? Research volunteers needed! You could be home-based or very welcome in our offic…e, and you’ll receive expenses and full training » http://peopleandplanet.org/dl/greenleaguevol2014.pdf

We’re looking for at least 12 volunteer research coordinators to help us with this year’s Green League survey. This is a key part of both our human rights and environmental justice campaigns which aim to drive the higher education sector’s transition to a fair and low-carbon future.
Find out more and apply here » http://peopleandplanet.org/dl/greenleaguevol2014.pdf

Do you want to research the human rights or environmental practices of UK unis? Research volunteers needed! You could be home-based or very welcome in our office, and you’ll receive expenses and full training » http://peopleandplanet.org/dl/greenleaguevol2014.pdf

We’re looking for at least 12 volunteer research coordinators to help us with this year’s Green League survey. This is a key part of both our human rights and environmental justice campaigns which aim to drive the higher education sector’s transition to a fair and low-carbon future.

Find out more and apply here » http://peopleandplanet.org/dl/greenleaguevol2014.pdf

Are you trying to change the world with your values-led business?

Ashoka and Ben & Jerry’s are looking for bright sparks aged between 18 and 34 with a business models which incorporates innovation, social impact and sustainability. Prizes include the winner’s business name featured on a Ben & Jerry’s tub, 10,000 Euros, a trip to Ben & Jerry’s home turf in Vermont and 6 months social business mentoring from Ashoka. There is an ‘early birds’ competition where the first 100 people to enter will each receive a years supply of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

The competition will run from 1st September 2014 until the 15th October 2014.  In November (during Global Entrepreneurship Week) finalists from around the world will pitch their businesses to our expert panel of judges including our Co-Founder Jerry Greenfield, who will decide the lucky winners on the day.

Enter now at http://bit.ly/1o5nSfc.

Good Luck!

September is here! In less than three weeks, tens of thousands of us from all over London will join the largest climate mobilisation for ambitious climate action the world has ever seen. We have 19 days left to create climate history. There’s no time to lose! We’ve already built a huge coalition of groups to make this happen - and now we need volunteers! So this weekend we’re having a special member meet-up to help make the march the largest climate party in London. We need to make sure no one hears about the march the day after it happens, so we’re building a volunteer army to spread word of the march across the city on Saturday.Join us on Saturday, 6 September 10.30 - 11.30am at St John’s Church, Waterloo. Click to RSVP
http://www.avaaz.org/en/london_climate_march_meet_up/?bEZrIhb&v=44458

September is here! In less than three weeks, tens of thousands of us from all over London will join the largest climate mobilisation for ambitious climate action the world has ever seen. We have 19 days left to create climate history. There’s no time to lose!

We’ve already built a huge coalition of groups to make this happen - and now we need volunteers! So this weekend we’re having a special member meet-up to help make the march the largest climate party in London. We need to make sure no one hears about the march the day after it happens, so we’re building a volunteer army to spread word of the march across the city on Saturday.

Join us on Saturday, 6 September 10.30 - 11.30am at St John’s Church, Waterloo. Click to RSVP

http://www.avaaz.org/en/london_climate_march_meet_up/?bEZrIhb&v=44458

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

― Arundhati Roy

We would like to invite you to our meeting in the House of Commons on September 9th at 6.0pm where we will have three MPs joining us to discuss whether British Politics Is In Terminal Decline.
You can find out more and register here …
Peter Hain MP has agreed to host a meeting and he was recently responsible for a Report about how MPs disengage themselves from citizens and how Labour and Lib Dems recruit many of their MPs in house through party professionals so as just to re-invent themselves. 
Caroline Dinenage MP will also be a speaker and Caroline was selected in a United States-style open primary pre-election, inviting all constituents, of whatever political affiliation, to complete a postal ballot to select a candidate. Caroline  won the Gosport primary.
Also speaking will be John Mann MP who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bassetlaw since 2001. John believes in reform of our parliamentary and Party system and ran a primary in his Bassetlaw constituency in 2010 when he asked local Labour voters who they wanted to lead the party. 
So all three MPs have been concerned with reform but is it enough to recreate trust or do we need to go further. A Guardian/ICM poll has revealed 56% of people think the biggest problem with Westminster is politicians breaking promises, while 44% are fed up with careerist MPs who “look and sound the same”. 
This should be an interesting discussion with three MPs and we would love you to join us.
Best Wishes,
Francis - GlobalNet21

We would like to invite you to our meeting in the House of Commons on September 9th at 6.0pm where we will have three MPs joining us to discuss whether British Politics Is In Terminal Decline.

You can find out more and register here …

Peter Hain MP has agreed to host a meeting and he was recently responsible for a Report about how MPs disengage themselves from citizens and how Labour and Lib Dems recruit many of their MPs in house through party professionals so as just to re-invent themselves.

Caroline Dinenage MP will also be a speaker and Caroline was selected in a United States-style open primary pre-election, inviting all constituents, of whatever political affiliation, to complete a postal ballot to select a candidate. Caroline  won the Gosport primary.

Also speaking will be John Mann MP who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bassetlaw since 2001. John believes in reform of our parliamentary and Party system and ran a primary in his Bassetlaw constituency in 2010 when he asked local Labour voters who they wanted to lead the party.

So all three MPs have been concerned with reform but is it enough to recreate trust or do we need to go further. A Guardian/ICM poll has revealed 56% of people think the biggest problem with Westminster is politicians breaking promises, while 44% are fed up with careerist MPs who “look and sound the same”.

This should be an interesting discussion with three MPs and we would love you to join us.

Best Wishes,

Francis - GlobalNet21

Funding available to increase volunteering opps!

Team London is delighted to announce this year’s small grants winners, who will each receive £10,000 from Team London to increase volunteering opportunities across London.

Recipients are: FoodCycle, Green Corridor, TimeBank, The Maypole Project, The Hebe Foundation, Selfless, Sutton Community Farm, Wide Horizons, Project Dirt and Spacehive.

http://volunteerteam.london.gov.uk/press/view/post/238

Keep an eye out for the next round and get involved

-Shan

Our only hope lies in ordinary people looking at the way the world is going & deciding to do something about it

Naomi Klein from This Changes Everything, Her New Book About Climate Change

http://www.vogue.com/1009011/naomi-klein-this-changes-everything-climate-change/

Welcome to my blog as I optimistically share news, current debates, events and more on the topic of sustainable living with students and staff at the Institute of Education, London. Drawing on global debates and news and London based events, the blog will also communicate the IOESU and IOE initiatives I co-ordinate across the year. These initiatives can be undertaken by schools, universities, academics and organisations. Just add enthusiasm and creativity. These initiatives will seek to link in with Camden Council’s Green Team and the local community where possible to enable and encourage community engagement. Suggestions, collaborations and volunteers are most welcome. IOE staff and students are invited to get in touch and become a part of the IOE sustainability team. Contact Shana Tufail s.tufail@ioe.ac.uk My aim is to challenge the way we consume, encourage a sharing economy and push forth a new paradigm shift towards a more sustainable way of living. The views expressed are my own to encourage debate and engagement. Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge

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