Archive for 'environment'
The Mayor’s London Green Fund has not found any commercially viable co-operative or community-led projects to invest in, the London Assembly heard this week. The Fund was set up in 2009 with £100m to invest on commercial rates to projects in the capital with a positive impact on the environment. Returns from the loans and [...]
As part of our consultation on policy ideas for the 2012 London elections, Melanie Smallman of SERA – the Labour Environment Campaign sets out the environmental challenge and how green ideas can be part of a winning Labour offer. In these harsh economic times, ethical issues – like our impact on the environment or on [...]
The Co-operative Party is consulting on its manifesto for the 2012 Greater London Authority elections. We would welcome your ideas and suggestions – please use the comment section below to let us know what you think. The Co-operative Party has been a champion for Fairtrade and trade justice in London. More broadly, the co-operative movement [...]
Co-operative and low-carbon initiatives could help Labour win in rural constituencies was the message coming out of last week’s SERA/Friends of the Co-operative Ideal parliamentary seminar, reports Melanie Smallman of SERA who chaired the meeting Titled ‘The Future of Rural Communities; jobs, services and community’, the seminar provided an opportunity for SERA and Co-operative MPs [...]
As world leaders meet to try and reach a deal in Copenhagen, Rob Marchant takes a look at co-operative approaches to tackling climate change. There was a time, not too long ago, when many thought that energy-saving co-operatives were the preserve of sandal-wearing do-gooders. But no longer: the worldwide spotlight which tackling climate change is [...]
Our friends at SERA, the Labour Environment Campaign, launched a new document last night at an event with Hazel Blears MP. ‘Unleashing the Power’ discusses examples of community involvement in tackling environmental challenges, with a collection of articles by pioneers in utilising community action to promote sustainable living. Examples include the excellent dothegreenthing.com and the [...]