Every month we send out an email to lots of different groups about what they’ve done and what they’ve got coming up. Sometimes – for reasons of space or deadlines whooshing by – the information doesn’t go in the print edition. So here is what Action for Sustainable Living sent us recently…
a) What has your organisation achieved in the last month?
AfSL has established our new E-Team! This is a pool of volunteers who are offered one-off opportunities to help out on projects or at events. With no obligation to taking up volunteering opportunities, it’s flexible for those with limited availability and is a great route to sampling lots of different projects across South Manchester and beyond!
AfSL socials are now in full swing on every third Thursday of the month, from 6.30pm at Font Bar in Fallowfield. All past, present and potential volunteers and friends are very welcome to attend. A You-Tube eco video party is planned for this month’s social on the 20th Sept.
b) What events/”get involved” opportunites do you have coming up in the next month?
We are recruiting the next wave of Local Project Managers (LPMs) to manage projects which make a difference in their local community. With full free training, support and mentoring (worth over £600!), LPMs can develop and implement their own project idea. There are limited places available and applicants must be available to attend the training session taking place over the weekend of 12-14th October 2012. Deadline for application: Midnight 21 st September 2012
The Fallowfield Secret Garden Project shows no signs of slowing down. Future plans include collaboration with The Challenge Network, working with mentally challenged 16 year olds (9 th, 15th
and 16th Sept). Extra volunteers are welcome, please contact email@example.com if interested.
On 15th Sept the Secret Garden will also be participating in the Big Dig Edible Gardens Open Day.
The team will be preparing food grown fresh on their plot, so come to see their progress, and for a fantastic free lunch!