Case Studies

School children in Rutland learning about recycling

To promote sustainability practices in Schools throughout Rutland County. A base line survey and action plan set the way to see the Sustainable Schools Framework laid out in Rutland.

Council employees working with Climate Change Officer on climate change

Climate East Midlands (formerly part of the East Midlands Regional Assembly) has worked with CHANGE AGENTS since 2008 to deliver a unique regional approach to adapting to climate change in local authorities. The Planning to Adapt project has placed a large cohort of graduates in key Climate Change...

Community Development Officers educating people about food waste

The main objective of the Lincolnshire Waste Partnership’s campaign was to increase the amount of Committed Food Waste Reducers (CFWR) across the county, focussing on active community groups. 8.3 million tonnes of food is thrown away by households in the UK every year, and most of it could have...

The project aimed to bridge the divide between different generations within deprived areas of the East Midlands.

CHANGE AGENTS and the National Union of Students, working with other stakeholders, delivered the DEFRA funded Degrees Cooler Project to foster pro environmental behaviour change in 20 Universities across the country. The project used change agents in the form of Greener Living Assistants (GLAs) to...

Graduates on the European Sustainability Voluntary Service

Many young people find it difficult to gain the experience and skills that employers are looking for, particularly with unpaid internships. The European Voluntary Service scheme provides volunteers with travel and living expenses for a period of 3-12 months in Europe.

Young people learn WWII heritage by bringing history to life

We have a lot to learn from life during World War II, from the experiences of the older generation and the need to live a more sustainable and resource efficient way of life. The Dig for Victory project received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to help young people gain this better understanding...

Volunteers for saving energy, waste and resources

Publically accessible buildings such as libraries and villages act as hubs of the community. They have a great role to play in pro-environmental behaviour change and more sustainable consumption and production. As part of the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Environmental...

David Dowson Environmental Officer Worcestershire NHS Trust’s change agent

To find a suitable candidate to act as the lead on the environment for Worcestershire NHS Partnership and Primary Care Trust, including effectively promoting, implementing and communicating sustainable behaviours and initiatives. The Opportunity has an extremely broad remit and covers carbon,...

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