Category: 2011

2011

Can you ride like the wind?

Help us raise money at Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride At The Converging World, we’re proud to be based in Bristol – a city firmly on the cycling map. Our team, with its strong cycling contingent, has decided to take part in Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride 2011 to raise money for our next wind turbine – a turbine that will help fund our community work in India and the UK for the next 20 years. Read more “Can you ride like the wind?”

2011

World Water Day – The Impacts of Climate Change…

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. Climate change isn’t just about the world getting a bit hotter. It’s the effect that this temperature rise has on the ecosystem and the people that rely on it for survival. Read more “World Water Day – The Impacts of Climate Change in Tamil Nadu”

2011

Bristol’s Green Roots

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. Read more “Bristol’s Green Roots”

2011

TCW Wins 4 Vodafone World of Difference Awards

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. Read more “TCW Wins 4 Vodafone World of Difference Awards”

2011

Ecotricity Partners with TCW

Ecotricity will donate £40 to The Converging World for every customer who switches to their electricity tariff via the link below. At TCW, we’re passionate about community-owned renewable energy. Our energy programme supports communities to install and own renewable energy projects building resilience and averting CO2 emissions. Read more “Ecotricity Partners with TCW”