Last year, we launched our Rural Vision, which identified five central opportunities to achieve a stronger, more resilient future for rural communities across the UK.
Harnessing positive environmental impact through community business was one of those five opportunities, and on 22 April 2021, to coincide with Earth Day, we’re inviting community businesses across the UK to join the discussion about how as a sector, we can promote greener communities; either by greening up our own organisations or facilitating local communities to live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles.
Globally, we are experiencing a climate crisis, which has created a growing awareness of our individual and collective environmental responsibilities. We would like to see more communities recognising the role that can play in generating change and utilising the community business model to adopt environmentally friendly schemes such as community composting, community energy and growing projects. Community businesses have led the way, and should continue to be at the heart of launching new green initiatives, owning open spaces such as woodlands with community value, as well as incorporating more environmentally beneficial activities into existing community businesses.
Our Greener Communities Virtual Summit will feature a programme of short, practical sessions designed to introduce you to the concept of greening-up your community business, and showcase some inspiring community-based environmental initiatives from organisations such as Hook Norton Low Carbon and Agroecology Land Trust’s Coed Talyalan project.
All sessions are FREE for members, £15+VAT for non-members. Book now to secure your place