We are thrilled to share the news that two projects that have been supported by Emergence Foundation in Rounds 3 & 4 have received additional national and International recognition.
Cumbria Action for Sustainability, funded in Round 3, has received support and recognition for its environmental educational work in Cumbria. The organisation’s ambition is for Cumbria to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county by 2037 and to reduce the impact of visitors, especially in the Lake District. CEO Karen Mitchell was interviewed by the Guardian this month. In this wide-ranging article which sets out the radical and comprehensive plans CAS have for achieving their goal – all the more challenging in that the county is one of the UK’s tourist hot-spots.
We are delighted to hear that their work is now being circulated nationally, and that they have received a 2.5 million GBP grant from the National Lottery, to be awarded over the next five years.
Similarly, and we are very pleased to report that Gary Mason, the Director of Rethinking Conflict, supported by EF in Round 4, has been invited to be one of a small group of people to facilitate the creation of a strategic plan for the Biden Administration, to enable the implementation of The Middle East Partnership for Peace Act of 2020, passed by the US Congress. The group will advise and guide the Biden Administration in strengthening civil society and developing grass roots peace building in the Israeli/Palestinian arena. Gary wrote to EF, “In this advisory role I will be drawing on the lessons I have learnt as a religious and civic leader in N. Ireland over the last thirty plus years, as well as my ongoing work in the Middle East region.”