the grass is greener on the internet


Green Soup
November 19, 2009, 10:16 pm
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A few years back I signed up for Soup, a website that giveaways in return for feedback on ideas. As it turned out they only ever sent me two surveys (guess my demographic isn’t in high demand, or maybe I just never ended up answering them) but they’ve got a cool new thing out. Check it.

When you joined Soup you told us that you’re interested in environmental issues. As part of this new project we’re looking for Soupers (or Souper friends) who are interested in taking action on climate change. The UK’s leading cultural relations agency, the British Council is the brains behind this recently-launched programme and they’d like your help making this, and future projects, the best they can be.

Plus, if you (or your friends) have got a green idea of your own, the British Council is offering five grants of $10,000 for visionary projects that will positively contribute to Australia’s environmental future.

Who are the British Council and what’s this all about?

  • The British Council has been creating ties between people in the UK and across the globe for 75 years and is one of the UK’s largest not for profit organisations. It has a small office in Sydney and staff in Melbourne.
  • Their work is based on the belief that the future of all nations depends on people working together better. They run projects in education, arts, sport and science to help create mutually beneficial relationships between people of all cultures.
  • Their projects reach over 221 million people a year world-wide.
  • The Big Green Idea is part of the British Council’s International Climate Champions programme that works in sixty countries across the globe. This is its first year in Australia!
  • Nowadays more and more people are living in urban areas; as a result we’re facing an even bigger challenge to keep these areas sustainable. The Big Green Idea is an initiative developed to support people’s efforts to minimise climate change

You can click here to check out the Big Green Idea website to find out more.

What we’d like you to do for this project:

As part of this project we’ll ask for your honest opinion on the Big Green Idea (based on the website information) and how you might improve it. So if you’re interested in getting involved click here to start now before 24th November.

Also, you don’t have to have a big green idea of your own but if do, or if you know someone with one, why not enter yourself! Entries close at midnight on 4th December.

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