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Environmental training and awareness for SCAD staff

Thu, 22/07/2010

In April this year TCW gave a day's workshop to SCAD staff exploring the environmental impacts of the college's activities and how to improve them. The workshop is being followed up by drafting and environmental action plan setting targets for improvement.

The Energy Gap - India and the UK

Thu, 22/07/2010

Did you know that in the UK we are likely to be 25 GW short of energy by 2025? That's equivalent to 25 nuclear power stations. In India the situation is worse. Their current supply is 150 GW and they are short by about 15% causing power cuts. By 2020 they will need a further 158 GW equivalent to 111 nuclear power stations.

G8 & G20 Summit in Canada

Wed, 30/06/2010

On the 25/26th June leaders gathered in Canada for the G8 and G20 summits to discuss issues such as poverty, finance and climate change. Since the Copenhagen summit in December 2009 climate change and international aid have dropped down the agenda with many countries struggling to balance the books during a global recession.

Green goodies and gadgets up for grabs!

Fri, 02/07/2010

Buy your insurance through our partner ibuyeco and you’ll automatically be entered into a fabulous competition to win over £225 of green goodies and gadgets. Terms and conditions apply.Buy green and you could win! We’re celebrating the first birthday of The Converging World joining forces with ibuyeco, the eco car and home insurance provider. Ibuyeco has already donated over £95,000 to The Converging World, and with your help we can increase these donations.

ibuyeco continues to support The Converging World

Fri, 18/06/2010

ibuyeco has given over £80,000 in support of The Converging World’s efforts – you can help us reach £100,000!Since joining forces with insurance experts ibuyeco last year we've been amazed at the amount they have donated. The donations, which are linked to the number of car and home insurance policies sold, now total over £80,000 – and we're hoping for more great things over the rest of the year!

UK Engagement Programme Launch Events

Mon, 24/05/2010

On 2nd June, we will be demonstrating how you can develop a sustainable energy plan for your community. Come along, find out what and how you can help to change the future of your neighbourhood.Via a series of workshops and surgeries, we want to help your community write a sustainable energy plan, begin to reduce your area's energy consumption and explore community owned renewable energy options.

Bristol schools to visit SCAD in India

Mon, 26/04/2010

Convergence is at the heart of TCW, and nowhere can it be more important than between our children.So perhaps not surprisingly, discussions held in Bristol in September 2009 with Dr Cletus Babu, Chairman of Social Change and Development (SCAD), TCW’s partner in Tamil Nadu, India, led to the idea of inviting some of our Bristol school children to spend time with SCAD in Tamil Nadu, in the first instance, with reciprocal initiatives to follow.

UK Engagement Programme update

Wed, 07/04/2010

TCW's team of mentors and experts is working hard to prepare guidance and workshop materials to help communities write sustainable energy plans for their areas.These are action plans for reducing energy consumption in the area, keeping money in the local economy and saving carbon emissions. The process will also bring communities together based around shared goals.

The Guardian Supports The Converging World

Fri, 19/03/2010

The Converging World (TCW) was the official carbon reduction partner for the 2009 Guardian, Observer and Travel Awards.The awards are held each year to recognise the best in world-wide tourism as voted by the Guardian and Observer readers. The 2009 awards were held in Thailand and to acknowledge the carbon emissions associated with the event a donation was made to TCW.

TCW's work with SCAD in India

Mon, 15/02/2010

The work with our partner NGO, SCAD, in India is flourishing with increased interest from many quarters. In November Marks and Spencer accompanied two of our colleagues and spent a couple of days with our community there. We were also able to present SCAD with another £30,000 from the sales of electricity to the Indian National Grid. Because of the TCW partnership and the revenue that is donated to them from the turbines, SCAD want to roll out the programme to another 500 villages, doubling their current reach...

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