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Pitch Pledge Party profile: Remade in Edinburgh

Pitch Pledge PartyRemade in Edinburgh is one of three finalists for Pitch Pledge Party, a new fundraising experiment that connects practical carbon-cutting projects with committed donors. Find out more

Photo: Lisa Yarost

Organisation name: Remade in Edinburgh

Project summary: Remade in Edinburgh is a community-led repair and reuse centre. By helping to revive lost repair skills, it provides a counterweight to the throwaway culture that's responsible for millions of tonnes of waste and CO2 each year.

Pitching: Sophie Unwin (founder)

Four weeks to go until the carbon show

10:10 will be  exhibiting at the Carbon Show on the 20 and 21 of October at the Business Design Centre in Islington. So come along, stop by and catch-up with us in person on the latest 10:10 news and projects.

Pitch Pledge Party: the longlist

We had some superb applications for Pitch Pledge Party – our judging panel could easily have given one of the three coveted pitching slots to at least 30 of the projects that applied.

Just to give you an idea of how tough it was to choose, here's a selection of projects that the judges had to pass over.

Pitch Pledge Party profile: Energise Barnet

Pitch Pledge PartyEnergise Barnet is one of three finalists for Pitch Pledge Party, a new fundraising experiment that connects practical carbon-cutting projects with committed donors. Find out more

Organisation name: Energise Barnet

Project summary: Recruiting and training a team to promote Energise Barnet's flagship project: a one-stop-shop for residents to get impartial advice and group discounts on energy efficiency and renewables for their homes.

Pitching: Nigel Farren (founder)

Pitch Pledge Party profile: Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Pitch Pledge PartyCentre for Sustainable Healthcare is one of three finalists for Pitch Pledge Party, a new fundraising experiment that connects practical carbon-cutting projects with committed donors. Find out more

Rachel Stancliffe

Director Rachel Stancliffe will be pitching the project on 10 October

Organisation name: Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH)

Project summary: Help NHS organisations add energy-saving heat exchangers to 1,000 kidney dialysis machines.

Pitching: Rachel Stancliffe (director), Dr Frances Mortimer (clinical director)

Global news round up

Insulating a domestic loft. Photo: flickr.com/redrocket

This week we're pitching, dealing, jobbing and just generally shaking things up...

Carbon reporting: why it's best for business

Over the last few weeks, you might have read about the DEFRA consultation on mandatory greenhouse gas reporting. 

The consultation offers a range of options including business as usual, a beefed-up voluntary system, and mandatory reporting for different groups of companies (you can read a full briefing on the different options here). 

10:10 is advocating mandatory reporting for all large businesses. There are dozens of reasons to support this option – these are our top 10:

Bishop Challoner School does 10:10

Bishop Challoner does 10:10 from 10:10 on Vimeo.

Natural England reports back

Natural EnglandHaving worked at 10:10 for nearly two years, I've been through just about everything with the organisations taking part:

The trepidation around signing up ("but what if we don't hit 10%"), figuring out baseline data, trying to get staff on board and keeping fingers crossed as the data for the last few action year months is calculated.

I think this lovely email from Paul Hinds, head of sustainability for Natural England, sums the experience up really nicely. Plus, their savings are awesome!

Global news round up

  • BIG, big news, 10:10 has a new director! We're are at back flipping levels of delight to be joined by Angela Bryant who has already won the hearts of 10:10 staff with her savvy sustainability knowledge and singing prowess. Check out Angela's team profile if you'd like to know a bit more about the lady who'll be leading us into the bright and shiny future. As if that wasn't enough, legendary green campaigner Tony Juniper has also taken up a new role as chair of the 10:10 board - can we pick 'em or what?
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