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Sustainable Development
- What does it mean for London's community groups?
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Monday 5 July 2004
6- 9.30 pm - Friends House, Euston

This event is organised by the community network London 21 and is aimed at community groups, members and workers. All travel expenses will be paid and the evening will start with food and refreshments.

6.00
Vegetarian meal and Refreshments

6.30
SELEDA - A community project that truly embodies Sustainable Development

6.45
Sustainable Development and London's Communities

7.05
The National Context: The Taking it On Consultation

7.20 Workshops:

Environment and Social Justice

Changing Behaviour on Environmental Issues

Sustainable Consumption, Production and Use of Natural Resources

8.00 Plenary

8.10 Tea Break

8.20 Workshops on Helping Communities to Help Themselves

9.00 Plenary and Close

Displays will include funding information for community groups on sustainable development.

Speakers:

The South-East London Economic Development Agency (SELEDA)
is an unusual non-profit development agency that runs a Community Time Bank (the Deptford and New Cross Time Bank), a Food Co-operative, community allotments and a young peoples programme Community Credit Union. Maria Drury will present the project and show how it delivers sustainable development in practice.

The event will be facilitated by Doug Gleave of CEA (Community Environment Associates).

Taking It On: The consultation by the UK Government, Scottish Executive, Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Administration seeks your views and ideas on what should be UK sustainable development strategy, and what we and others need to do to meet the challenges we face. The consultation was launched on 21st April 2004.

Sustainable development is about making economic, social and environmental progress in such a way that we achieve development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Action is needed by all to make further progress. See www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/taking-it-on/index.htm for more details.

The event is part of the community-based London response that the community network London 21 is putting together for the national consultation. We will identify local good practice for sustainable development, the issues and obstacles faced by local practice and recommendations for regional and national guidelines to create better conditions for community-based initiatives for sustainable development.


Travel information:

Friends House is at 173 Euston Road, directly opposite Euston station and is easily accessible by most forms of transport.

By train: Euston station is just across the road. King's Cross and St Pancras stations are a ten-minute walk away.

By tube, the nearest stations are Euston and Euston Square, which are on the Northern, Victoria, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

Buses 10, 18, 30, 73 and 205 pass the door whilst 59, 68, 91, 168, and 253 stop nearby.

London 21 Sustainability Network:
The event is organised by London 21 Sustainability Network. London 21 promotes, supports and networks community-based action for sustainability in Greater London. See www.london21.org.

Booking:
The event is free of charge and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Booking is essential, as places are limited, please contact Vinciane on 0207 359 8228 or vinciane@london21.org

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