Anthony Rae, who manages Green Calderdale for Calderdale Sustainability Forum (CSF) and Calderdale Friends of the Earth, explains the thinking behind the new site:
“The FOE local group campaigns on quite a number of issues (read about them <a href="http://greencalderdale.org vente viagra en france.uk/organisations/friends-earth/”>here), not all them limited to what the national organisation does; and CSF is involved in partnership working with many other local environmental organisations on a variety of topics including climate change, flooding and biodiversity. So we thought: why not bring everything together in just one website?
Some two years ago I began discussions with Calderdale Countryside Services about what that might look like , and in particular how we could put organisations looking for volunteers to undertake environmental improvements in contact with the people who wanted to volunteer – in one place and online. And why not also promote the beauty of the Calderdale countryside and what you can do here; after all this is what we are trying to protect and improve. Finally the site can provide an online presence for organisations without one, such as the new Calderdale World Development Movement local group.
So this is what we are launching today. It’s been a bit of a race – because the new site is providing a home for a brand-new local conservation project – Get Calderdale Buzzing!: Help for our Bees and their Habitats – which had to take place in National Insect Week! So please bear with us as content is added to the site over the next few weeks and the rough edges smoothed away. I’m sure we’ll have to add some new features and pages.
And if you are an organisation that would like to include your environmental events and volunteering opportunities on the Green Calderdale calendar – you can input and edit the information directly, and it’s free of charge – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Green Calderdale website has been funded by Calderdale Sustainability Forum. It reflects the positions of CSF and FOE on sustainability.