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Celebrating Climate350 - New Video

Tue, 05/10/2010

As 350.org's second global action day - 10/10/10 -  approaches, TCW looks back on the campaign activities of last year. In the run up to COP15 in December last year, TCW supported 350.org's global campaign to empower the negotiators to strike a fair and abitious deal at the Climate talks in Copengagen.We partnered with many music venues and public spaces to coordinate the staging of around 80 musical events and a number of other awareness-raising activities in Bristol.

Long Ashton’s village club to get solar panels

Tue, 05/10/2010

The Royal British Legion in Long Ashton, near Bristol, was recently awarded a grant from the government’s Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) to install 28 solar panels (5 kWp) on the village club, a community centre for the village, providing a venue for schools, businesses and community groups. The installation will provide about 15% of the building’s electricity requirements, and is the first of several projects to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The Converging World - part of David Cameron's delegation to India

Wed, 28/07/2010

As David Cameron and a large UK trade delegation met with their counterparts in Bangalore, India today, Bristol-based charity The Converging World represented an Indian panel to share their knowledge and experience with renewable energy deployment in India.

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.

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