Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Congratulations EMERGE Drivers!


Big Congratulations are in order to our recycling operations crew at EMERGE for achieving their NVQ Level 2 certification in Environmental Conservation and Community Recycling! We've posted the full story on the EMERGE website but I thought it was worth taking this opportunity to say how proud I am of the hard work our collections crew do day in day out, helping businesses and schools in Manchester and the surrounding area to recycle their waste.

A further good news story is that Vicki Leng, Secondary School Leader within our Environmental Education Team and a passionate veg grower has helped our sister subsidiary, EMERGE Food, to secure £10k from Manchester City Council's Carbon Innovation Fund to establish a "grow your own" demonstration and learning garden on site here at New Smithfield Market in the heart of East Manchester.

Supported by the Council's Markets Dept, this innovative new project will work to connect local residents with local growers, teach 'grow your own' skills to inspire people to grow veg in their backyards/windowsills/communal areas and will generally link to our rapidly developing food awareness and healthy eating activities. Congratulations Vicki!

If you'd like to get more involved or want to contribute to our activities in some way, please contact Denise at EMERGE.

Onwards and upwards!



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