Expensive green events

September 7, 2010 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

In the IU office, I have built a quite a reputation for ranting about random stuff – they call them ‘ Raj’s rants’. Might as well be honest at this stage.

So, where is this heading? I’m working on Innovation Unit’s Green Next Practice programme which provides brokerage support to high potential innovation projects that are working to green public services. As part of this work, we encourage projects to attend networking events that could provide great opportunities for them to develop and grow their work. Meeting the right people and talking about your work face-to-face can make a great deal of difference. Only thing is – most events in this space appear to cater for public sector and private sector clients. And the cost is usually £300 – 600. Hmmm. Any one got any ideas about how projects from the community and voluntary sector are supposed to afford this cost? And fairly participate in this space? I was under the impression this space started off as a grassroots movement. It makes me wonder if and/or how the public sector is engaging with the community and voluntary sector to reduce their carbon emissions. Have I missed something here?

Okay, rant over. Back to work.


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