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VIRTUAL Networking Event: Reduce Waste, Save Money, Act Local

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Breeze Creatives

Bamburgh House

Market Street East

Newcastle upon Tyne

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A chance for voluntary, community and social enterprise groups to save money, avoid waste and make a local difference to global problems

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Connected Voice presents the second of our six Focused Networking Events on Earth Day 2020 - but it won't be the 'in-person' meeting we originally planned

Due to the current situation, we're looking into ways that we can best present this as a virtual event. If you've already booked, please keep it in your diary. And if you haven't yet booked, don't let the current uncertainty put you off.

Looking for inspiration for your project to help people eat cheaply, reduce waste, make a difference to the climate emergency? It’s simpler and less trouble than you might think, and you don’t have to be a die-hard eco-warrior to want to make some small, achievable changes. Come along to our next Focused networking Event on Earth Day. We’ll have a range of speakers from innovative and inspiring local organisations doing just that.

We have some amazing people lined up to speak, from a range of great local projects - come along and join us and share their ideas, innovation and enthusiasm:

  • Project Bind is our local not-for-profit organisation that promotes positive, creative approaches to reducing food waste. They’ll be sharing their experience and practical ideas for your own organisation.
  • Food Newcastle is a partnership of businesses, organisations and individuals with a passion, interest or remit around various aspects of good food. Find out what it means to be a Sustainable Food City and how it can help you.
  • Fix It Café – A local initiative that runs pop-up workshops for people to bring their broken things to re-use, repair and get the opportunity to re-discover the skills, knowledge and companionship of fixing things.
  • North East Wilds – Sharing their aim to get people of all ages spending more time outdoors, immersed in nature to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Collaborative working has been key to their success, and maybe you could be their next partner
  • Scotswood Natural Community Garden – How they’ve created a garden that works with nature and run it as a great place for people and wildlife to enjoy, and is all about community. They’ll be sharing ideas and practical tips about how you can use your organisation’s open space like this too.
  • Newcastle Wood Recycling is all about diverting unwanted timber from being wasted, while creating employment, training and volunteering opportunities to people in the community. They’ll be talking about how they collect waste timber, how it’s used to create beautiful furniture and woodwork pieces for homes, gardens, organisations and businesses, or sold on for DIY material or as firewood, and ways that your project can work together with them.

Something you want to share on these themes? Then let us know because we also hope to have a time-slot or mechanism for a number of quick-fire, snapshot presentations from other local organisations that might inspire your own ideas and opportunities for partnerships that you can follow up.

With practical demonstrations and activities that you can use in your own community, this is an event that you really shouldn’t miss - and we hope you'll be enjoy it on your own computer. Whether you’re unsure how climate change might affect you or you’re bursting with ideas to share, this networking event will have something for everyone.

There'll be more information nearer the time about how we're going to deliver this session in a new way for you.

Our Focused Networking Events are primarily for community, charity and social enterprise organisations in Newcastle, Gateshead and the wider North-East region to share and learn from one another. Delegates from the public and private sectors and individuals are very welcome to attend.

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Breeze Creatives

Bamburgh House

Market Street East

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6BH

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