Archive for the ‘local initiatives’ Category

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Bristol Wood Recycling Project

May 30, 2007

Bristol Wood Recycling Project aims to rescue, re-use and recycle some of the tonnes of wood going to landfill locally. We create volunteer, training and employment opportunities for Bristol’s social economy through doing this; as well as providing affordable timber to the local community. BWRP is a self funded not-for-profit social enterprise.

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Children’s Scrapstore

May 30, 2007

Children’s Scrapstore is a charity that collects safe waste from business which can re-used as a low cost creative resource by our member groups. We have started a project in conjunction with Bristol, Bath & NE Somerset Council, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils where we will be taking creative resources to schools. Go to the Projects page to find out more.

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straw bale construction in Bristol

May 30, 2007

visit Rik Lander’s straw bale project for an informative account of the building process, along with wonderful pics such as this one of Richard Long making River Avon Mud Arc, Bilbao Guggenheim, 2000 and a great page of rythmic movies making tyre walls

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“I’m sure I dropped it somewhere here, it’s round and black, made of rubber…
Welcome to the bouncy castle for recyclers.
First thing Saturday morning we visited this rubberised mini-mountain in Avonmouth. We have to have all the tyres the same size and in two hours four of us managed to pull out about 90 195/65/15’s.” the blog 30 June 2006


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Easton’s Planet Heroes game – trumps

May 21, 2007

trumps is an online a game made by Sidharth Sharma and Easton Primary school

In the early stages of the project, the children from Easton Primary School were taken on a number of hands-on trips to include @Bristol, The Centre of Sustainable Energy, The Recycling Consortium and the Living Rivers Project. Parents were also invited on the trips in an effort to extend the discussions outside of the school day. They helped to document the activities and worked with the children on set tasks.

As well as both the parents and artist documenting the sessions, the children were encouraged to use digital cameras to record them as well. This material was used as a starting point for an artistic discussion.

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The Urban Fringe Pharmacy project

May 21, 2007

urbfringe.jpgThe Urban Fringe Pharmacy project is deep green. Our mission is to help people explore wild and green spaces in and around our cities, and to develop a deeper connection with the natural environment through exploring our healing traditions. Western Herbal Medicine today can trace its lineage right back to the earliest settlers in these beautiful islands. We deliver guided walks and practical workshops to help us re-connect with the knowledge of our ancestors.

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food for free

May 21, 2007

database of Bristol free foods – edible plants & organisms by Kayle Brandon and Heath BuntingĀ 

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Orchard of Avon.

May 21, 2007

project by heath bunting locating & tending feral apple trees growing in bristol seeded from discarded apple cores.