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Cornwall is UK

Cornwall is UK's first rural Social Enterprise Zone

That stuff about the triple bottom line? This is what we MEAN! :)

By manda
no male invertebrate is in charge

no male invertebrate is in charge

Paul Hawkin points out something we have possibly radically underestimated. Reasons to be cheerful...

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social enterprise

social enterprise

This is what we are. A social enterprise; a not for private profit business, trading for people and planet: here to bring benefit to the communities, and the lands, in which we work, and using a business to do that.

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bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

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well-being beans!

well-being beans!

The UK Office of National Statistics are hunting the holy grail...how do we measure our own well-being? Now THOSE are beans worth counting....

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positive defiance in the Basque Country

positive defiance in the Basque Country

There are some among us who have the chutzpah to do it differently. And so much better....

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wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about".  Indeed! The words of a very wise man!

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brave new money worlds

brave new money worlds

We love this. Great article - food for thought if you haven't mulled over this stuff yet...this is a FABULOUS intro...

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Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group in action!

Looe Marine Conservation Group has hit the ground running...

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low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

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water framework what?

water framework what?

Water Framework? Directive? Wossat? It's a new bit of law. From the EU. And it'll help us clean up our waters....

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it

it's really, really good to talk...no, REALLY.

I bet you didn't realise how important talking was until you read this. It's a "duh" moment; and we all need them....

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sunny side of life? Really?

sunny side of life? Really?

The truth will out: twitter reveals the reality of repression in resort paradise....

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tamar valley: interactive heritage map

tamar valley: interactive heritage map

Fabulous resource - it's addictive to find out who the real people are behind the landscape around us - their names, their farms, their lives...

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banking on something better

banking on something better

I'm banking on something better.

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tamar valley: a grand day out

tamar valley: a grand day out

A Grand Day Out in the Tamar Valley!

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mugabe and tourism...

mugabe and tourism...

An issue of ethics?

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my intellectual v*****

my intellectual v*****

This is one of the most extraordinary guys I have seen on my screen. A head and heart - ful of "those si, se peude" moments.... (roughly translated as "yes, we can"....)

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water wars around the corner?

water wars around the corner?

Ed Davey warns of water wars to come

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exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

exmoor is first dark skies reserve in the uk

Exmoor is the first Dark Skies Reserve in the UK...another great success from the south west...

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david attenborough and population growth

david attenborough and population growth

David Attenborough urges big business to protect land from population growth

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the happy museum

the happy museum

The Happy Museum. Think about it...do we ever put those words together in our own minds?

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moving mountains?

moving mountains?

Kazak locals hope for green tourism salvation

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thinking beyond the gates?

thinking beyond the gates?

Julia Schonharl writes about tourism and human rights in 2012: Can we ask anybody to think beyond the fences of the holiday resort?

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tamar valley: a place of many lives

tamar valley: a place of many lives

Heritage and culture. They're both biggies. And little wonder. But remember they're a living concept; and that they're about people; and stories. Always. So think about how you might tell them...

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tamar valley: a sense of place

tamar valley: a sense of place

A sense of place. We sort of know what that means...don't we?

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where on earth is Vanuatu?

where on earth is Vanuatu?

the happiest yet the most dangerous country in the world

By marja
tamar valley: grow local

tamar valley: grow local

This is one of those ideas that should just exist. It's just common sense. Common food sense. Read on.

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bring on the batteries

bring on the batteries

This man just got up and solved the problem.

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green shoots of responsibility?

green shoots of responsibility?

The younger holiday maker is putting us to shame; they know the deal when it comes to sustainable travel....excellent!

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just a crayola drawing

just a crayola drawing

I wonder how many other people are thinking just the same...

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ethics r us

ethics r us

Well, that's a bit of a stretch. But we like to keep the issue on the table. Right in the middle. Because what's the alternative?

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Ban Ki Moon on World Tourism Day

Ban Ki Moon on World Tourism Day

Ban Ki Moon promotes the importance of tourism and travel for the well being of the species...

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seeing with our hands

seeing with our hands

Remember Homer? The original one? Remember that he was blind? I didn't...

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On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

On Small, Collaboration, and The Having of Faith.

Smallest room; biggest talker? David Goldblatt talks about Toilets He Has Mused From...

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land grab

land grab

There has been much interest in the discussion around land grabs...this news bulletin shows the issue is very live...

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tamar valley: the book of the valley

tamar valley: the book of the valley

A Tamar Valley book launched by Plymouth School Children and students..and it's a delight.


By marja
mires mor

mires mor

Mires Mor ("sea watch" in Cornish) combine the ocean, underprivileged young people, and passion. It's a very successful recipe...

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sharing the work

sharing the work

Heresy? Generally a good thing to allow a bit of heretical thought..keeps us on our toes. A slap across the face of Complacency. A little unpleasant, but always invigorating.

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heavy handed?

heavy handed?

Not the way to do it. Breath-taking example of a destination sacrificing everything to the need to market itself...

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Time to communicate with our communities?

Time to communicate with our communities?

New poll shows people might not be ringfencing their holiday..so should we be making sure we show them what's affordable, on their doorstep?

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heartlands

heartlands

The Heartlands Project is an innovative Lottery funded programme in Pool, Cornwall, to create just that. A heartland.  Take a look...

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car free idea:walkers are welcome

car free idea:walkers are welcome

Planning a walking trip? Discover the 64 Walkers are Welcome towns and villages across Britain

By marja
water rights

water rights

The right to clean water, would, one thinks, be a no-brainer.

By marja
trading for people and planet

trading for people and planet

Great ideas for investing in your community...add your own!

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giving families a break

giving families a break

Go on then, Guess. How many families in this country do you reckon don't get to go on holiday each year? We didn't know...

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tourism for all

tourism for all

It's a new world, it's a new day...

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coast green map

coast green map

Type in your postcode or a place name to see a map of local green projects, sites and businesses in your area ?

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community energy plus

community energy plus

Community Energy Plus have been operating in Cornwall for over ten years - and these are THE energy anoraks...and know all the other energy anoraks across the south west - so start here.

By marja
st petroc

st petroc's society

St Petroc's is a Cornish organisation working with single homeless people, which could well use unwanted materials that could come from a tourism business refurbishment - bedding, furniture, toiletries.

By manda
spare food is share food!

spare food is share food!

Putting fresh milk where it belongs. This is one of those efforts by a small group of determined people that is turning something toe-curlingly wasteful into a thing for good. Sows ears into silk purses. We like things like that.

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