Funded opportunities to tackle climate change

Want to work on exciting projects to transition to a sustainable society? Well here’s two excellent opportunities for Birmingham residents to get excellent experience, training.. and some dosh.

#1 – Climate KIC Pioneers into Practice (deadline soon)

Are you already working on something sustainable or low-carbon, in any field? This EU-funded programme gives you an opportunity to work on something low-carbon for a month in a different work environment.. and then work a month in another EU country too. Even better, the placements are arranged for you, you get high-quality training in Transition Management (running sustainability ‘experiments’) and up to €8000 to cover your time and expenses.

I know that sounds a bit too good to be true, but trust me, it’s not a scam! I participated in the programme a couple of years ago and found it an incredibly valuable experience. The only catch is that the application deadline is this Friday (21st)! Though I reckon if you give them a call, you could get a few days extra if you need it. (also if you’d like a skilled professional work for free on a low-carbon project in your organisation for a month, you can apply to host a placement)

Get more information and apply online

#2: FutureShift
This one’s open to absolutely everyone who’d like to create positive change – you don’t even need a specific project in mind. It all kicks off with the FutureShift Festival on 24th April, then 10 weeks of field visits, talks and dinners, then 10 weeks of venture development – all for free, and all in evenings and weekends so there’s no need to give up your day job. The top 15 ventures will then each receive up to ¬£30,000 of funding to get your project started.

Come to an introductory event at the mac next Wednesday (26th) and register your interest in participating.

Cheers,

Jonathan Melhuish
Sustainability Marketing

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk

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Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
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Two events that may be of interest

Hi there Transitioners,

Here is news of two events both next Thursday evening, 27 March, at 7.30 pm.

First of all, Kings Heath Transition is reinstating its popular Film Cafe at the Kitchen Garden Cafe to show an inspirational film about one man’s struggle to grow crops in the African desert. Poster attached with details.

Secondly, a fabulous concert at Birmingham cathedral, by the Kings Men choir of Kings College, Cambridge, in aid of a really worthwhile Birmingham-based charity, Ammalife,
which provides medical help for pregnant women and their babies in Africa and other low income countries. This really does save lives. Poster also attached for details plus booking form.

Choose which event you would like to attend and pass on the details if you are able to. Unfortunately they do clash!

regards
The Kings Heath Transition Core Group

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk

Twitter : @KHTransition
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Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)

TRANSITION FILM – man who stopped the desert 2 to page.docx

King’s Men Poster 13Mar14 (2).pdf

Flyer inc Draft Programme (2).pdf

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SUSTAINABILITY SPRING FAIR AT THE CUSTARD FACTORY ON SATURDAY 8 MARCH 2014

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk

Twitter : @KHTransition
Facebook : Kings Heath Transition

Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)

Sustainability Spring Fair Flyer 08.03.14.pdf

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Replacing the Fossils by Lord Deben, Wednesday 12th February, Aston University

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk

Twitter : @KHTransition
Facebook : Kings Heath Transition

Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)

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How to protect your park from budget cuts and keep it safe, clean, & well-used

–Kings Heath Transition – community resilience, facing up to peak oil and climate change: www.kingsheathtransition.org.uk

Twitter : @KHTransition
Facebook : Kings Heath Transition

Postal Address : 73 All Saints Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LN
Telephone : 07010 065548 (50p/min)

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