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Green Drinks

7 Sep 2011 - 18:00

John Anderson will speak (at 7pm) on the developing Bradford Power initiative, a bold and well-researched plan for a range of  renewable energy generation across the district. There will be time for questions, discussion and of course the usual free-ranging Green Drinks networking too. We will also have someone from Bradford Council's Environment and Climate Change Unit coming. Its shaping up to be a cracking event and we hope to see you there!

Commissioning environment work in Bradford District 2011/12

Bradford Council’s Community Funding Unit (CFU) has requested Bradford Environment Forum (BEF) to update the environmental needs analysis for the district; this will then be used to assess how the CFU money designated annually for community focused environmental work will be allocated in 2012 onwards. Currently this stands at £54,881, with possible reduction next year.

Guest speaker at BD3 Garden Club

6 Apr 2011 - 19:00
6 Apr 2011 - 20:15

St Clement’s Church, Barkerend Rd, Bradford, BD3 9DF

Guest speaker at BD3 Garden Club

On Wednesday 6th April the BD3 Garden Club will have a guest speaker from Northern Fruit Group coming to give a talk (and bring specimens) and answer questions on growing fruit in containers.  The event is held in St Clement's Church, Barkerend Rd, BD3 9DF. (The church is on the junction with Barkerend Rd, Gilpin St and Byron Street). The Club is free and runs from 7pm til 8.15pm.  Donations for the speaker will be given to the charity Little Hearts Matter, at the request of the speaker.

BEF Annual Members' Survey

At this time of year we ask our members to complete an evaluation survey to assess how effective BEF has been over the past year.

The survey is attached: please complete and return to

 Thank you.

The River Aire Trust Public Meeting

27 Apr 2011 - 19:30

Shipley Library

A public meeting is to be held to discuss the formation of a Rivers Trust for the River Aire, the Trust to be registered in the near future as a Charity Limited by Guarantee.

The main objectives of the meeting will be to explain the purpose of a Rivers Trust, to invite questions and comments, to establish who is interested in the Trust and its objectives and to seek nominations from individuals who are interested in becoming trustees or from groups who wish to see themselves represented by a trustee.

The Equality Act 2010

15 Mar 2011 - 10:00
15 Mar 2011 - 12:00

This 2 hour seminar will look at the new Equality Act
which in itself encompasses 9 separate laws and more
than 100 regulations to consolidate areas of
discrimination into one piece of legislation. Most provisions
are now law and some are still being considered.There are
also 9 ‘protected characteristics’ that are identified within
the Act.Areas of discriminatory practices do not have any
ceilings and compensatory awards can be high if you do
not get things correct when dealing with these areas.This


29 Mar 2011 - 13:00
29 Mar 2011 - 15:30


The BEF AGM will take place at Belle Vue Girls School, Thorn Lane, Bingley Road, Bradford, BD9 6NA, incorporating a visit to Stoney Ridge Plantation.

The plantation is owned by Hallmark Cards and the visit will showcase partnership working in action between businesses, schools and the third sector.

Active Environmentalists: BEF Assembly Week event

15 Feb 2011 - 17:00
15 Feb 2011 - 20:00

Room D3, Richmond Building, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP

If you would like to find out more about becoming environmentally active in the Bradford District then come along to an event hosted by Bradford Environment Forum.

The event will provide short films, activities, discussion and inspiration for individuals and community groups wishing to find out how they can make a positive contribution to the local environment.

Open College Award in Conservation or Horticulture lvl1

With 26 years of experience  and over 50 acres of public and private award winning conservation sites under our management Forster College is offering  to share its expertise with individuals  looking to gain a  basic level 1  Open College Award in Ecology Conservation and Environmantal Study .

Starting in May and running for 10 weeks this entery level course is ideal for anyone wishing to start out in this line of work or for individuals who are looking to increase their knowlege of these subjects. 

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