What’s in a name?

Although being involved in the Suffolk Low Carbon Champion project as both sponsor and reviewer the ancestry of the programme I never quite sussed out the champion vs. charter issue.   Whilst individuals were clearly internal champions in their companies , a key role for successful organisations was to act as eternal champions in their community.  […]

Green grants machine

One of the problems with sustainable carbon reduction is the staccato way in which the grants necessary for pump-priming green investments start, run, then stop. A useful web site which tracks what’s currently available is Green Grants Machine and will form a useful part of the Grants resources.

Are you a positive deviant?

Positive Deviance (PD) is an interesting technique which assumes the answer to many problems already lies within the community.   Instead of cumbersome, costly top-down methods where consultants tell people what to do, it PD finds people who have already found the answers for themselves then helps them spread the message.  This bottom-up method underpins the […]

LCC vs LCC Lite

The formal Low Carbon Champions (LCC) evaluation report was produced by Ruth Melville at Essex University and rightly highlighted all the good things that this innovative and very comprehensive programme achieved (if you want to read it, a copy will be linked shortly).  This doesn’t mean that the prime aim – helping Suffolk SMEs reduce […]