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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.

New Indian management team to push for 100MW

Fri, 01/04/2011

TCW appoints Indian management team to grow its renewable energy business and former Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy in India joins the board.

World Water Day - The Impacts of Climate Change in Tamil Nadu

Tue, 22/03/2011

Today is World Water Day. Water is one of the world’s most valuable resources; an essential part of life. Without it, people couldn’t grow crops to feed their families or sustain themselves and their livestock. Too much water, from flooding or tsunamis (like the ones in Japan recently and in the Indian Ocean in 2004) can be devastating.

Bristol's Green Roots

Tue, 01/03/2011

In September last year, The Schumacher Institute was awarded a grant of £27,000 to document Bristol's history of 'sustainability' in a project called Bristol's Green Roots. The Institute is an independent research organisation which honours the work of E.F Schumacher and aims to extend his ideas into the 21st century. We use critical systems thinking to address contemporary issues around, environmental and social justice.

TCW Wins 4 Vodafone World of Difference Awards

Mon, 14/02/2011

The Converging World has been awarded grants to pay salaries for four volunteers for two months as part of the Vodafone World of Difference scheme. Vodafone's World of Difference UK programme pays for a volunteer to work with their chosen charity for two months. Out of 11,000 applications, TCW was awarded four grants, doubling the size of its team for two months. TCW worked with the applicants to make sure the projects fit in with its objectives this year. The winners are:

Cancun COP: Ecological vs Political Reality

Mon, 29/11/2010

Political reality way ahead on points at start of round 16

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