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Community BuildingsjohnnewsonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:08:48 +0000

Some buildings owned by community buildings in Balsall Heath will be getting help to make their buildings more energy efficient. John Newson for Balsall Heath Is our Planet will be advising them, paid for with a grant from the Grassorots Grants programme of Birmingham Foundation. The cold weather makes our community organisations very aware that […](image)


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Free sunshine for alljohnnewsonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 11:32:26 +0000

Balsall Heath could be on the way to an extra hour of daylight every evening. The Daylight Saving Bill passed its crucial second reading in the House of Commons on 3 December. The motion for a review of the evidence and a trial period was passed with a majority of 82 votes. This is a […](image)


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Be InspiredjohnnewsonBH Housing Coop

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:17:49 +0000

Something inspiring is happening , in the form of an ambitious demonstration by Balsall Heath Housing Co-op of how to make an old terraced house into one fit for the 21st century. This should be a beacon for other social landlords with hard to heat housing. Balsall Heath leads the way once again. Work is […](image)


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Daylight Saving – why not?johnnewson

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 16:11:45 +0000

‘Balsall Heath Is our Planet’ welcomes that the Daylight Saving Bill of Rebecca Harris MP, which will be having its second reading in Parliament on 3 December. This asks for the evidence for daylight saving to be looked at and a trial undertaken. Daylight Saving now has the support of ROSPA, the Royal Society for […](image)


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Residents get control of electricity usejohnnewson

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:18:54 +0000

Fifteen residents in Hallam St, Balsall Heath, have today been presented with free electricity monitors by EDF Energy. The company is sponsoring the upcoming Birmingham Half Marathon, which will run down their street on 24th October. A video will appear on the website, where more details of the Run can be found. The ‘Ecomanager‘ is […](image)


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Light Evenings, pleasejohnnewson

Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:35:26 +0000

For hundreds of years, we used to get up with the sun and go to bed when it got dark. Electric light then encouraged us to stay up much later in the evening. There is a national campaign in the UK to move all the clocks forward one hour throughout the year. This would put […](image)


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Ideas to cut wastejohnnewson

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:30:46 +0000

Staff at St Paul’s Community Development Trust in Balsall Heath worked hard at their recent staff conference (on 18th June), to explore ideas for cutting waste in the organsaition and helping to build an ‘eco-neighhbourhood’. Since the Trust is the largest employer with 120 staff and many services for local people, it can have a […](image)


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10% carbon reduction in 2010johnnewson

Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:15:32 +0000

Jericho Foundation in Balsall Heath has made a committment to reduce its carbon emissions from burning gas, oil and electricity by 10% in 2010 – and has succeeded! The social enterprise helps young people into work, but wanted to help the area environmentally, also. They were asked by Balsall Heath is our Planet to take […](image)


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Tree Plantingjohnnewson

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:27:58 +0000

150 Trees have been planted across Balsall Heath this spring 2010. They will provide shade and keep our iner city area cool in summer, while providing homes for birds and even improving the air quality. We lost many younger trees in the 2005 tornado. John Newson attended a meeting of the Birmingham Climate Adaptation Team and […](image)


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Save 10% in 2010johnnewson

Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:45:36 +0000

Combating climate change seems to be a huge task. Maybe only governments can do it, but maybe they won’t believe the public really want this. That’s where the 10:10 idea comes in. Thousands of people and organisations are promising to cut their emissions by 10% in 2010. By the end of 2010 you will reduce your […](image)


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