Junkk.com promotes fun, reward-based e-practices, sharing oodles of info in objective, balanced ways. But we do have personal opinions, too! Hence this slightly ‘off of site, top of mind' blog by Junkk Male Peter. Hopefully still more ‘concerned mates’ than 'do this... or else' nannies, with critiques seen as constructive or of a more eyebrow-twitching ‘Oh, really?!' variety. Little that’s green can be viewed only in black and white.
We've been invited to an event designed to inspire the next generations...
Junkk.com will be on hand to show as many reuse ideas from the site as we can squeeze in the car, and look forward to with luck getting the kids' imaginations fired up.
Small caveat... not too sure, but it looks like it may be invitation based, so call to check before turning up. There's a form to apply on the website.
WHAT: Your Green Future - New Opportunities in a Changing World
WHERE- University of Worcester, Riverside Building, 113 Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN
WHEN- Thursday 5 June and Friday 6 June 2014
COST - As we always like it... FREE!
Parking: Parking is available. TIMING: All day Events/Agenda - From the event PR:
This event is for schools in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
The event provides a unique opportunity for 11 to 19 year olds to explore, with business, the growing opportunities in a low carbon, resilient future.
School students will work with over 30 businesses and education and training providers in professionally developed interactive workshops. They will explore cutting edge innovation, develop business ideas for food and fasion products, negotiate a new climate change agreement, and reduce a settlements energy needs
It will be a welcome return for Junkk.com to the University, as their Research Department were the ones who conducted a highly valuable, positive market survey on the potential of RE:tie commercially a few years' ago.
Yesterday's Greenlinks event came and went without incident.
Or much of an audience, sadly. I can't help but feel that few, if anyone, knew it was happening outside a rather select collection of folk. I certainly didn't see any mention in any local media we get.
But as always quality was on hand to compensate for lack of quantity.
Certainly the chats I had with fellow exhibitors and those public who did visit were good fun.
I did notice one thing, and that was the age range, which started at retiree and headed North. Can't see much evidence that 'da yoof' find the environment a pressing concern. However I may be able to play a small part in turning that around, as I was as a consequence of the stand and message(s) invited to present next month at a University of Worcester event.
Really not much else to report as the exhibition mix was the usual grant bodies, solar guys and that was about it.
The talk by Simon Crowfoot of ecotricity about the e-Highway was interesting, if as much for what he cheerfully admitted was unknown as some intriguing facts on electric cars and charging them around the UK.
I had thought Junkk.com's revenue model was doomed by reality, but theirs seems little short of suicidal. Unless all of a sudden everyone does get a Nissan Leaf, in which case I don't give out much hope for the UK's carbon credit status, chances of getting a cuppa during a Bank Holiday travel rush, or out of a motorway service station e-point any time soon if everyone wants their 20min free juice up every 120 miles.
I am thinking maybe life is more defined by Shank's Pony, and the wisdom of ensuring that whatever you exhibit, make sure one item is a stool.
I should mention that Junkk.com will have a stand, which will look pretty much like the last time we were there:
Certainly caught the eye of event guest Vince Cable, MP.
There will be new 'reuse' ideas on display of course.
It is also a business networking event, so this time our main thrust will be to seek partnerships to turn creative second use concepts into viable, sustainable profit centres.
We're especially interested to chat with social enterprises with workforces keen and/or skilled in arts & crafts, to look at synergies for mutual reward. Plus funding agencies or those with complementary talents, such as marketing, sales, business, etc.
WHAT: Health, Wealth and Green Living - Greenlinks Green Biz Event with H&W Chamber of Commerce
WHERE- The Courtyard, Hereford, HR4 9JR WHEN- on Tuesday May 6th after work
COST - As we always like it... FREE!
Parking: Parking is available. TIMING: 6.00pm doors open for the evening until 9pm Events/Agenda - From the event PR:
7.00pmGuests to auditorium
7.15pmWelcome from Chamber of Commerce
Introduction from Henry Jerwood, representing Eco Business West Midlands
Simon Crowfoot, Ecotricity, including Q&A
9.00pm Event Close
This year our guest speaker is Simon Crowfoot, MD of Ecotricity's 'Electric Highway' project which has installed recharging points for Electric Vehicles in every motorway service station in the UK.
Now that the last obstacle to electrifying our transport system has been removed, we are on the brink of a transport revolution - and the implications for both individuals and businesses are enormous. Come and find out what the issues are, and take a look at some of the exciting new designs of electric cars which are about to take over transport in the future! Tickets for Simon's illustrated talk £5 from The Courtyard Box Office 01432 340 555