Below is a list of resources that Local United feel will be helpful and informative for any community wishing to set up their own social enterprise or become more sustainable. To find out more about each resource please click on the individual title.
Bricks and Bread is one of the fastest growing social enterprises in sustainable business.
The first Centre and head office is based in Aldershot, it is a multi facet business based on the principle of sharing expert knowledge that people have acquired through practical experience, to help improve the community, the economy and the environment through sustainable living. The Centre is run as a zero carbon business with a zero waste to landfill policy.
Co-operatively-owned energy generation is a vibrant and growing sector in the UK. The first co‑operatively-owned wind turbines, Baywind in Cumbria, started turning in 1997. Since then, over 7,000 individual investors have ploughed over £16 million into community-owned renewable energy.
This report summarises insights gained from visits to five co-operatively owned energy projects during the summer of 2011.
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