Going Green: A Festival of Ideas

July 7, 2010 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

by John Craig

At our Festival of Ideas last week, the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, talked about making a reality of the Big Society. That’s exactly what our event seemed to do, bringing together voluntary and community sector innovations with the potential to green public services with the investors and commissioners who are searching for them.

The event certainly seems to have been a success, with a satisfaction rate of over 75% and most people meeting more than 5 people with whom it would be useful to be in further contact. The vast majority of innovators found that the event helped to generate significant interest in their work and the vast majority of social investors and public service commissioners identified projects that could help them meet their objectives. Over the next few months, we will be following up these connections as rigorously as we can.

The event showcased 8 high-potential projects that we encourage you to learn about and connect with. You can see presentations on their work here and videos of each project talking about their work here. A short film of the day will also follow in due course.

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Entry filed under: Green Next Practice.

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