July 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
Nominations for the 2013 Community Awards open on 28 August 2013.
There are six categories open for nomination:
Winners receive a trophy as well as a cash donation from the respective sponsor of their award.
The Community Awards event will be on Wednesday 6 November 2013 at St James and includes an afternoon tea and presentation of awards.
More information on how to attend, and on this year’s guest speaker, will be released in due course.
Nomination forms along with criteria and guidelines will be available to download from the Community Awards website on 28 August 2013.
Nominations will close on Wednesday 25 September 2013.
July 30th, 2013 by Post Carbon Institute
Richard Heinberg and the Post Carbon Institute have released “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future,” which dispels the hype around shale gas and oil that has hijacked America’s energy conversation.
“Snake Oil” casts a critical eye on the environmental impacts and the purported economic benefits of new oil and gas production technologies.
Building on the most exhaustively researched analysis of shale production to date, Richard Heinberg categorically refutes: Continue reading
July 30th, 2013 by Les Bourgs Hospice
The shop, which has been used on a temporary basis by a number of charities and organisations including Les Bourgs Hospice in December 2011, will be manned by volunteers and the Friends of Les Bourgs Hospice.
“Our loyal volunteers and Friends never cease to amaze us with their generosity. We simply couldn’t do this without them,” said Les Bourgs fundraising administrator Trish De La Mare.
“We want to thank OSA Recruitment for allowing us to use the shop again as it’s a fantastic way of raising the profile of Les Bourgs Hospice,” she said.
“We will be selling cakes, sandwiches and drinks throughout Continue reading
July 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation
Placements have ranged from professionals with marketing, communication and accountancy skills, to people with business development expertise.
“All volunteers are invaluable and their contributions are hugely beneficial to our voluntary sector,” said Laurel Le Tocq of the Guernsey Community Foundation.
July 25th, 2013 by Tumaini Fund
Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) are supporting the Tumaini Fund by providing a base for the charity at its Guernsey offices and now the charity’s work in Tanzania is benefitting from a new communications platform that the firm has helped to set-up with Tumaini volunteer and IT expert Adam Kinniburgh.
Dr Susan Wilson, who founded the charity, said “communicating with all of our volunteers and our parish workers out in Africa has always been a challenge.”
“This new cloud based IT system allows them to log in from our offices in the region and update contacts and provide information directly,” she said.
“Our volunteers in Guernsey, the UK and the USA can also access our databases making us much more efficient and able Continue reading
July 25th, 2013 by The European Wind Energy Association
A report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe’s Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, and the deepest parts of the North Sea.
The ‘Deep water – The next step for offshore wind energy‘ report reveals that floating turbines in North Sea deep waters alone could power Europe four times over.
Offshore wind in Europe could be providing 145 million households with renewable electricity and employing 318,000 people by 2030, while providing energy security, technology exports, and no greenhouse gases.
“To allow this sector to realise its potential and deliver major benefits for Europe, a clear and stable legislative framework for after 2020 – based on a binding 2030 renewable energy target – is vital,” said Jacopo Moccia, Head of Policy Analysis at EWEA.
July 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Water
The latest water storage figures show that Guernsey’s reserves are still in a healthy state, but the utility are aware that prolonged dry weather spells can put pressure on reserves.
Andrew Redhead, director of water services said “at Guernsey Water we are always encouraging customers to be sensible with their water usage, especially in these summer months were there has been a lot less rainfall and the temperatures have been very high.”
“We recommend simple, cost-effective changes to water usage habits, which once combined, can make a real difference to the amount of water used by customers,” he said.
“Customers who have a water meter fitted to their supply generally reduce their water consumption by between 12 to 15%, so this is still the most effective way of saving water and reducing your bill,” Mr Redhead said.
Guernsey Water has a wealth of water saving tips and advice on its website.
July 24th, 2013 by Events
Their home, La Bigoterie, is on Berthelot Street, St Peter Port with access from Clifton. Parking is available close by on Clifton or at the Odeon car park.
The view from their garden overlooking St Peter Port and the Little Russel is spectacular. Continue reading
July 24th, 2013 by Guernsey Welfare Service
Customers were given a suggested shopping list when entering the stores including items such as pasta, pasta sauces, cereals, coffee, sugar and biscuits to be distributed to people in need within the local community.
The Guernsey Welfare Service, an independent charity that operates under the umbrella of ‘Churches Together in Guernsey’, works in partnership with other local agencies to provide financial and practical support to those in need on the island.
One of the services the charity offers is a food bank and in a typical week the charity gives out 20 food parcels to local Continue reading
July 23rd, 2013 by Lihou Charitable Trust
Guernsey residents raised £60,000 to replace the roof of Lihou House on Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast.
Richard Curtis, Lihou Charitable Trust warden, is grateful to all those who helped make the replacement of the roof possible by fundraising and donating their time.
“We’ve had quiz nights, tea and coffee open days on Lihou island, a duck race, a summer ball, and many donations from individuals and companies, which have gone towards paying for this costly but vital project,” Richard Curtis said.
“Money was also raised through the sponsorship of a group that completed the grueling Three Peaks Challenge in July 2012.”