News from members of the Bradford Environment Forum. Click on the underlined titles to read the full articles.

10:10 Campaign

The focus of the 10:10 campaign is on everyone making a 10% cut in their own emissions in 2010, ensuring we start making meaningful reductions now.

The campaign estimates that 10% is approximately the amount Britain needs to reduce emissions by by the end of next year in order to play a part in keeping global temperatures under control.

Individuals, companies and organisations are able to sign up, and the campaign offers advice on how to reduce emissions. According to 10:10, for most people, cutting the first 10% should be relatively easy. The aim is make the efforts of individuals meaningful and show politicians that people are taking the threat of climate change seriously.

Visit for more information.

Bradford's Best Awards: Nominate Bradford Urban Wildlife Group

Bradford Urban Wildlife Group (BUWG) has been nominated by the T&A, as their first nomination, for their Environmental Heroes section of the Bradford's Best Awards 2009.

"Our first nomination in this category is Bradford Urban Wildlife Group. Since its conception in 1987, it has been at the forefront of efforts to protect and record flora and fauna across Bradford district."

(T&A Tuesday 29th September 2009, Nature's Friends)

You can vote for BUWG using a nomination form in the T&A this week or by visiting the T&A website and clicking on the Bradford's Best logo

But you'd better hurry as nominations close on October 31st!

Vacancy for Environmental Play Worker

BCEP wishes to promote a suitably qualified

Environmental Play Worker
Post funded by the Big Lottery Fund
Full time 37.5 hrs per week

Salary Level: £20,858 per annum
(SCP: 24) plus 5% matched pension contribution
Based in Bradford, till October 2010.


Please click here for a link to our website which holds the relevant details

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World - climate change "speeding toward irreversible tipping points"

The speed and scope of global warming is now overtaking even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change, finds a new report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme, entitled "Climate Change

A set of facts compiled in association with scientists around the world, the report comes less than 75 days before the crucial UN climate convention meeting in Copenhagen. There world leaders are expected to agree on a new treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of 2012.

This new analysis of the latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change's forecasts are becoming more likely. Some events thought likely to occur in the long-term are already happening or will happen far sooner than had previously thought, the report shows.


To read the full article and a link to the report click here.

Real Nappy Project News from BEAT


 Real Nappy Project CoordinatorTop  
We are seeking a Project Coordinator to work 7.5 hrs each week. We are looking for a confident, responsible self-motivated person.

The post will include the following.........

Giving talks about the benefits of real nappies
Compiling Incentive scheme nappy kits
Training volunteers to give nappy talks and compile nappy kits and coordinating the carrying out of these tasks.
Liasing with Bradford Council re incentive scheme kit orders and payments.
 Keeping the website up to date, and fulfilling the orders placed via the on line shop.
Keeping stock levels at an appropriate level to fulfil kit and sale orders.
Training will be given, but experience of talking to groups, working with parents or on environmental projects would be an advantage.
 Terms of employment
7.5 hours a week. This needs to be flexible, to start as soon as possible
Approximately £80 a week 
This is a temporary position, dependent on income generated by  the project.
Application procedure
Please send a letter of application to Judy Connor at BEAT, stating the relevant qualities you have for this post and what you could bring to the Bradford Real Nappy Project. This can be by e-mail or post but be aware there could be a postal strike imminent.
Deadline for applications is Friday 23rd October 2009
Feel free to come and have a talk to me about this position before putting in an application if you would like. 
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Trustee Vacancies @ Bradford Environmental Action Trust

Trustee Recruitment Ad Jan 2010

Bradford's Best Awards: Nominate Forest of Bradford

Nomination form FOB

Big Plan Environment Delivery Plan

Attached is a draft 'improving the environment delivery plan' that was discussed at the last BEF meeting. The Council would like more VCS project details included in the plan if possible.  If people want to send project plans/details to Lucy Ashall she will add them to the delivery plan.  More general comments also welcome.

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Apple Day 2009 - volunteers wanted!

Keep Saturday 10th October free – it’s Apple Day at Bowling Park Community Orchard! Come and celebrate the diversity of our apple and fruit heritage.


There are activities for the whole family: apple tasting and a great variety of English apples to buy; freshly pressed apple juice; appley games and craft activities; wildlife games; horticultural advice on buying and caring for your apple trees; a café with apple specialities.


We would also like some more volunteers to help us out - setting up the event in the morning, helping out during the day, and dismantling the marquees at the end of the day. Please phone 01274 223236 if you would like to help; we will pay your travel expenses and buy you lunch from the cafe.

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Job Vacancy: Scrap Store Worker

BCEP are currently recruiting a Scrap Store Worker for details please click here for a link to the vacancies page of the BCEP website.