Case Studies


The Warm Age Wood Company

Warm Age Woolly Warmer 2

Did you know that there are 1.4 million people in the UK aged 85 and over and two significant issues for this ageing population are loneliness and keeping warm in the winter? The causes of loneliness are not just physical isolation and lack of companionship, but also sometimes the lack of a useful role in…

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Brackenburn

Bracken tractor

Did you know DEFRA pays landowners to manage bracken, through cutting or spraying herbicide, to encourage biodiversity? Bracken is a ‘nuisance’ crop that covers 2.5 million acres of the UK. Left unchecked it encroaches by 1 to 3% per year. Spaying is the only effective means of control and this has recently been banned by…

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GrowUp Urban Farms

GrowUp Box

GrowUp Urban Farms will be building commercial-scale aquaponics farms to grow food locally in urban communities. Aquaponics recycles nutritious wastewater from fish tanks and uses the water from the fish tanks to fertilise crops of salads and herbs. Aquaponics is a highly efficient way to turn energy and water into food in urban areas. With…

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Global Action Plan

Global Action Plan

Did you know that, whilst overall levels of unemployment are falling, one in seven 16-25 year olds are still unemployed? And that by 2020 there are expected to be c400,000 new jobs in the green collar (sustainability) industry? When you put these two pieces of information together it’s hard to imagine how we will have…

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Midlands Together

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What does the word ‘ex-offender’ mean to you? For many it conjures up the image of the angry young man – someone who is highly likely to commit further crimes and remain a threat to society. However, in Midlands Together’s experience, it is much more likely to be a young person lacking all self-confidence –…

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E-Car Club

© Paul Marriott

How many people have heard about Transport Poverty? It’s a little known term because, for many people, they assume that being able to get from one place to another is easy and affordable.  But what if you can’t afford a car and need to visit elderly relatives? Or you just can’t get to your child’s…

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