Swell Architecture, based in Sidmouth, are committed to sustainability on many levels: We take pride in our eco-conscious approach to design. Integrating sustainable practices into our process not only benefits the environment but also reduces long-term operating costs and enhances your living experience. Being a carbon-neutral business reaffirms our passion for protection and enhancing our… Continue reading Congratulations Swell Architecture: Jurassic Business Awards Winner!
There is a fabulous example of sustainable living just down the coast – where lives Exmouth’s eco-friendly-living blogger. She has a lot to share. And so, Sarah Allen of Exmouth suggests… we buy less stuff! and that we reuse stuff! That is, she asks by example: Do we need so much stuff?! This is the Rhubarb and Runner Beans project – with… Continue reading Rhubarb and Runner Beans: an Exmouth sustainable champion
It’s that time of year again! Send in your nominations! The BBC’s Make a Difference Awards have been launched in Devon and Cornwall. The campaign is an annual BBC local radio initiative launched at the height of the pandemic. Its aim is to celebrate everyday acts of kindness by members of the public going above… Continue reading BBC ‘Make a Difference’ Awards
The Countryside Alliance Awards are now in its sixteenth year – and are seen by many as the definitive rural business award to win, to the extent that they are dubbed the ‘Rural Oscars’ At the end of last year, the 2024 Countryside Alliance Awards Finalists were announced. And as the Herald reports, Ottery’s Coldharbour Farm has been shortlisted… Continue reading Coldharbour Farm Shop up for awards!
The Sid Valley has some outstanding citizens: Showcasing sustainable citizens: Sidmouth heroes – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Several of whom have received recognition: Congratulations! Champion Awards – Sidmouth citizens! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Including the very active Ian Skinner, who was awarded a BEM at New Year: Congratulations Ian Skinner, BEM – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards And… Continue reading Citizen of the Year: nominations please!
There are some great grants being awarded in East Devon to help householders save on energy costs: Home – Energy Saving Devon The latest has just been put together: Home Upgrade Grant 2 – Energy Saving Devon And the District Council is promoting it: East Devon District Council (EDDC) is marking Energy Savers Week (15… Continue reading Free home energy-saving grants now available!
Volunteering is key to the health of the local community: We need volunteers! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards Especially now: “We will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards And there have been some marvellous exemplars: Showcasing sustainable citizens: Sidmouth heroes – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards It’s important to recognise… Continue reading What is ‘community activism’?
The Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards run every two years – but just because they won’t be happening this year doesn’t mean that we won’t be featuring the full range of local and regional awards focussing on sustainability and community in 2024. Here are some to look out for: Food Drink Devon Awards 2024 Entries are… Continue reading Looking forward to the awards of 2024
An longstanding, active and stalwart member of local society, Ian Skinner, has been awarded a BEM “for services to the community in Sidmouth and the Sid Valley”: The release of the New Year Honours provides an opportunity to celebrate individual outstanding achievements and contributions to British society. East Devon residents named in 2023 New Years Honours List | Sidmouth… Continue reading Congratulations Ian Skinner, BEM
It’s the time of year when we all try to give a little – and that includes businesses. And despite the hard times, it’s something which local companies are still very keen to do – as reported in today’s Business Live: South West business ‘nice list’ – the firms who have given back despite economic… Continue reading Local businesses giving back to the community