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SourceNW Issue 20
News Round-Up I Love My... Green Supermini How To... Make Power From Pooh Can Griff Rhys-Jones Swim The River Mersey? - Matthew Sutcliffe Who Saved The Mersey? - Matthew Sutcliffe Feel Good Factor - Helen Clifton Wild Mersey - Chris Baines Thirteen From Twenty-five - Walter Menzies Comment - Professor Sir David King, Dr Keith Hendry, Professor Peter Batey
SourceNW Issue 8
Regional Round-Up Local Round-Up Turning Up The Amp - Louise Tickle Water Features - Jonathan Schofield Spotlight - Tim Smit Business World Environment Day - Edwin Colyer German For Inspiration - Kevin Gopal Research The Sharp End - Dr Tayo Adebowale
Spotlight - James Jones
Source talks to the Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Rev James Jones about his career to date as well as his commitment to environmental sustainability.
Back to the Land
Allotments were first introduced around 150 years ago to help the urban poor provide food for their families. Now allotments are more popular than ever with an estimated 300,000 plots in use around the country. David Ward goes out and about to allotments around Manchester to talk to green-fingered enthusiasts about what makes having your on bit of land so rewarding and learns about some innovative community schemes aiming to help people to get involved in growing their own food.
Beat the Credit Crunch
Everyone is feeling the pinch from the credit crunch and that pinch turns into a nasty bite once winter draws in and your energy bills soar. Louise Tickle goes to talk to two people who have used different approaches to make their homes more eco-friendly and by doing so, have made them cheaper to run. She discusses the methods they’ve used to ensure their houses become more energy efficient and learns about the effect this has had on their bills.
Partnership case study: United Utilities PLC
Case study focusing on the partnership between the Mersey Basin Campaign and United Utilities PLC. The document examines the reasons for UU's involvement with the Campaign, the nature of their partnership, and draws out some of the benefits gained from the union.
Environmental Champion - David Crawshaw
Source talks to David Crawshaw, regional catchment estates manager for United Utilities and this year's winner of the prestigious environmental leadership category at the Northwest Business Environment Awards.
New Model Farming
The Northwest is blessed with beautiful upland habitats that are vital for maintaining biodiversity. However, due to subsidies paid to farmers, our uplands have been shrinking due to over-grazing and un-sustainable land management. Mark Hillsdon looks at the range of benefits open to farmers who enter into agri-environmental schemes and looks at the case study of Whitendale Farm in Lancashire that has become involved in United Utilities Sustainable Catchment Management Plan (SCaMP) aiming to help restore the natural landscape and utilise it as an alternative source of income.