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TCW team running for turbines

Thu, 21/03/2013

On Sunday May 5th the TCW team will be taking part in the Bristol 10k race to raise vital money for turbines and to fund our inspiring programme of projects on the ground here in the UK and India. 

We will keep you posted on our (much needed) training for the event and will share photos from the day. 

You can support our efforts by making a donation here on this website or just text TCWZ01 followed by a space and the amount (£x) to 70070 

Fundraiser Required

Wed, 20/02/2013

 

Local Philanthropy shines a Beacon for next generation giving

Wed, 13/02/2013

We are delighted to report that our TCW Co Founder John Pontin OBE and Chief Executive Wendy Stephenson are amongst the 33 winners of this year’s prestigious Beacon Fellowship Awards. 

TCW present to Vince Cable, Tessa Munt and Ed Davey

Wed, 28/11/2012

 

Our Power to the People programme aims to support UK communities reduce their energy consumption and install much needed renewable energy.

As part of this TCW has been working with Tessa Munt MP for the Wells Constituency and with South Gloucestershire Council to help them support their respective communities in understanding their energy use, how it can be reduced and how much renewable energy they can realistically expect to be able to install.

From Bristol to Mumbai and back again!

Thu, 09/08/2012

TCW has brought together young leaders from  Mumbai and Bristol. Through the TCW Global Citizen Twinning Programme, young people have been encouraged to think about shared issues, such as food miles and energy consumption, and to explore and communicate with each other through digital media around a range of environmental and cultural themes. The programme aims to support young leaders to play an active role in the global society and to develop aspirations to tackle shared issues.

This short film shows you what happened between Mumbai and Bristol:

Work complete on Backwell Energy Assessments

Thu, 02/08/2012

TCW (The Converging World) has been working with the local community group Sustainable Backwell for a couple of years. Last autumn we supported them to secure around £40,000 of LEAF funding from the government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for an energy assessment project. The work revolved around assessing the potential for saving energy and generating it locally in the village of Backwell, near Bristol.

The work has now been completed and here are some of the project's achievements:

Press release: Environmental and social charity The Converging World launches Green Loans

Wed, 18/04/2012

Environmental and social charity The Converging World launches Green Loans, a unique financial vehicle that allows individuals to participate in an alternative way

Published on PR Newswire here.

TCW and Sustainable Backwell partner on Energy Assessments

Wed, 04/04/2012

In December 2011, the Government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change announced a £10M Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) to support communities to find options for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. TCW and the local community group Sustainable Backwell submitted a joint bid and received around £40,000 to model energy saving potential in the town, engage the community, and to further develop Backwell’s community wind turbine project.

Twinning project connects school children in India and the UK

Thu, 29/03/2012

Over the past six months, The Converging World, in collaboration with the Knowle West Media Centre, has been developing an exciting Twinning Programme for Schools. The concept of twinning has always been at the heart of TCW. This idea of ‘connecting communities’ has remained a constant theme throughout the charity’s development and it is an integral part of our vision for how we continue our journey towards one planet living.

EnergyMap tool launching soon

Wed, 21/03/2012

The TCW team have been hard at work recently developing a new online tool to support people working in energy efficiency or renewables: Energy Map. Funding from Artist Project Earth and the Vodafone Foundation have allowed us to invest time into EnergyMap – we’re extremely grateful to these organisations for their support.

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