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Avon Scouts and The Converging World set to launch a new resource for scouts across the globe

Thu, 15/09/2011

In collaboration with Avon Scouts the Converging World team have developed an activity pack for scouts which is intended to help them learn about climate change and social inequality in a fun and engaging way.

An Overland Adventure: from Wales to New Zealand without Planes

Tue, 23/08/2011

On a flight to Ho Chi Minh City in the summer of 2010, Abel Pearson was struck by how many interesting people and places he was passing by, travelling above the clouds in a pressurised symbol of our age of travel. He decided to turn his idea into a challenge: to travel by land and sea to New Zealand, with the defining condition being no planes.

Bristol Harbour Festival

Tue, 02/08/2011
The Converging World had a fantastic time at the Bristol Harbour Festival last weekend.

Introducing the TCW team in India

Tue, 12/07/2011

The Converging World would like to introduce our team in India to our supporters in the UK and around the world. Saranya is the manager of our Mumbai office and talks about her work with TCW:

Winner’s Impact – Vodafone World of Difference

Wed, 22/06/2011

In this article Sian Easton reflects on her time spent with the TCW as part of the Vodafone World of Difference Award (VWoD)

The Economics of Happiness - film screening and discussion

Thu, 12/05/2011

6pm - 9pm, Tuesday 24 May 2011, 3rd Floor, Bush House, BristolThe Happy City Initiative and The Converging World are organising the first showing in the Southwest of the film The Economics of Happiness.

A Much Better Alternative to Carbon Offsetting?

Mon, 09/05/2011

TCW and ethical travel resource Much Better Adventures have partnered to deliver an alternative way to reduce the carbon footprint of travel, without resorting to carbon offsetting. The effectiveness of carbon offsetting is widely debated, but donating to TCW brings carbon savings and social benefits above and beyond the traditional offsetting schemes available.

Can you ride like the wind?

Thu, 21/04/2011

Help us raise money at Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride 

How to cook good naked - the photo!

Fri, 15/04/2011

Here is the first picture from our Gok Wan inspired "How to Cook Good Naked" photoshoot.  4 of our volunteers funded by the Vodafone World of Difference programme took off their clothes to promote our initiative to introduce alternative cooking stoves to South India.It is estimated that 1.9 million people die annually in the developing from smoke inhalation as a result of indoor cooking on wood stoves so TCW proposes to introduce alternative stoves to start reducing these unnecessary deaths.

"How to cook good naked"

Wed, 13/04/2011

Cooking can kill. Indoor pollution from cooking on smoky stoves is the fourth biggest health risk in the developing world. Nearly half the people in the world use polluting, inefficient stoves to cook their food each day and 1.9 million people die worldwide each year from exposure to indoor smoke from their cooking stoves.  In India, many households still cook indoors on open wood fires releasing harmful smoke, which is damaging to health for all the family.

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