Monday, 29 March 2010

Twitter Goes Green


Greetings,

It's fantastic to see how much support there is on Twitter for recycling and sustainability. I think it's an invaluable tool to spread the word about environmental issues and to co-ordinate with businesses and charities of a similar mindset.

EMERGE has been busy tweeting and it has already shown its worth by driving traffic to our main website, putting us in touch with a range of environmental groups and helping to raise our awareness of environmental issues in Manchester.

Here's 5 enviro-tweeps that I recommend you investigate:

@Recycle_This - Lovely blog all about recycling odds and sods.

@Ecosaveology - Another superb eco blog, loads of interesting updates.

@Carbonoutreach - Erica Grigg talks green.

@Windpoweruk - Tipi Man with a wealth of sustainability tips.

@EMERGErecycling - Well, I am biased! ;)

You can of course also follow me @lucydanger if you'd like to! If you fancy digging through a more extensive list, have a look at this page on Mashable.

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.

EMERGE 3Rs

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Fareshare, Britain's 'Most Admired Charity'.

Greetings,

Some very exciting news not least for us humble franchisees: Fareshare has won the 'Most Admired Charity' Award for 2010!

It's really great to be involved with such a necessary, popular scheme. Our very own Manchester depot distributed over 200 tonnes of food to worthy benificiares across the Greater Manchester area since we set it up in partnership with FareShare National 18 months ago. FareShare Manchester has already supported nearly 70 beneficiary organisations who provide meals to the needy, those on low incomes, the homeless and in food poverty.

As a result of our work in the North West we have generated a great deal of positive publicity with help from partners like Foods North West. We're now beginning to raise awareness of the issues around in-date food surplus, much of which is currently wasted. We're also working to raise the profile of sustainability issues and support the healthy eating agenda in relation to food. For more info contact Paul Beswick on 0161 223 8200.

Hearty congratulations go to Tony Lowe and everyone involved in the FareShare charity.

Onwards & upwards!

Lucy.

EMERGE 3Rs