This charity is eligible for the Grow Your Tenner 2013!
To protect nature, wildlife and the general environment in Blackshaw. To ensure that local and national authorities and organisations act to conserve the area, involving local people in the process. To monitor and oppose any activity detrimental to nature, wildlife and the general environment in the area. To assist and/or develop any plan which enhances nature, wildlife and the general environment in the area. To encourage, promote and assist the introduction of domestic renewable energy.
BEAT is helping the local community to grow more of its own food and to produce more of its energy needs.We created two community orchards and helped making 8 allotments, a community wind turbine and helped our local church/community insulate some of the rooms. BEAT arranges public meetings, conservation work & has a newsletter. More information about BEAT on www.blackshaw.net/BEAT and www.blackshawbeat.info. BEAT is a member of Low Carbon Communities Network and of The Conservation Volunteers.
Our community would become more sustainable by increasing our food production, generating some of our energy and income for further community projects. It will also make our local church/community centre cheaper to warm up.We will be able to continue with monthly public meetings, printing the newsletter, arrange six-monthly village clean-ups, commission environmental surveys of the area, arrange training courses for the community, do tree planting and start producing biomass for heating.
We are always looking for volunteers.