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Dave Hampton wins award
Dave Hampton, Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Beaconsfield wins ‘Sustainability Leader’ at Sustainability Leaders Awards Published: 21/11/2014
"The great and the good of the sustainability sector descended upon the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 19 November ... My Green Directory is delighted that this year’s ‘Sustainability Leader’ is our dear friend Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach. ...He’s behind the introduction of the highly successful Chartered Environmentalist of the Year Award which has been won by various high profile candidates. In his local community, he founded Transition Town Marlow, and has helped organise successful community events such as a parent and child bike ride on ‘350 day’ and a concert to raise funds for a solar school roof. Hampton also champions early stage causes and has won funding for initiatives like Ecocide, 10:10, Age of Stupid, and the Just Do It movie. He estimates he has helped raised almost £50,000 of funding for others over the past 10 years. In terms of engagement, Dave is frequently published in national and local newspapers, articles and letters columns, from the Telegraph and FT through to Metro and Sun, where he likes to gently challenge the status quo and. In addition, he is a radio show host on Marlow FM, where he produces a two-hour show every week called ‘The Watt Next Show’ on environmental issues. Hampton prides himself on studying carbon from every angle – political, economic, social, technical; also emotional, spiritual, humorous and practical – enabling him to reach out and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders."
The SuperHomes project harnesses the enthusiasm of energy saving pioneers to bring examples of successful sustainable refurbishment to the widest possible audience. The SuperHomes campaign has opened the doors to around 150 dwellings which have been made energy efficient. To qualify as a SuperHome, a 60% reduction in carbon emissions must be achieved. Several superhomes are available for viewing in the Chiltern area - search here. If you have installed loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, double glazing, solar panels and an efficient boiler you may be elligible for 'Superhome' status - see http://www.superhomes.org.uk/ for details.
Phil Folly of Chiltern Green Party wins People's Award
Jul 30, 2010
In May each year outstanding residents of Chesham are honoured at the annual Mayoral Awards.
The main prize, the People's Award, went to Chiltern Green Pary member Phil Folly after he received an unprecedented number of nominations.
Presenting him with his award, Cllr Fulford said: “Phil Folly is a tireless campaigner for a better environment for all and has touched the lives of many people across Chesham. He plays a central role in far too many voluntary groups to list.”
He received his prize from Cllr Justine Fulford in her final public engagement before standing down as Mayor of Chesham. Phil's prize of £150 was donated to the Chesham Over Fifties Positive Action Group.
Change4Chalfont is a local group, which aims to work with our community to reduce our impact on climate change and dependence on fossil fuels. We hold an open meeting once a month. If you are interested in finding out more, please come along, or contact Robin and Stephanie Summerell on 01753 279855, or Hugh and Erica on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Green Party in England and Wales says it has passed 20,000 members for the first time.
Its sister party in Scotland grew from just under 2,000 members before the independence referendum to over 6,000 by the start of October.
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