Co-ordinator of Energy Academy
Corin Bell has been with AfSL since January 2012 and is a Co-ordinator for the Energy Academy Programme. Corin works directly with Housing Associations across Greater Manchester to engage and support local residents in learning about energy efficiency and sustainability, reducing their domestic energy use, and helping others to do the same. The programme aims to support tenants in reducing their carbon footprint, help those on limited incomes to reduce or avoid fuel poverty, and recruit community volunteers to help us spread the word.
Corin is a freelance sustainability worker specialising in communications, engagement, energy efficiency and sustainable food. She has been working and volunteering in sustainability for around 5 years in the public and charity sectors.
Hidden talents: making amazing curries, baking bread, correcting other people's spelling and grammar, growing (and eating) veg, and asking the question (probably far too often)…. I wonder if you can make booze out of that?
Dave took over from Sarah as office manager in September 2013 however, he actually started his AfSL career in 2010 as a Local Project Manager setting up the Sustainable Housing project. Amongst general admin and IT support duties, Dave's job is to keep all of you lovely people informed of all the latest news and events here at AfSL through the newsletter, Blog and social media. Outside of AfSL, Dave is one of the founders of The Local Veg Box.
Hidden talents: An avid martial artist in a local kung fu school and my surname (although this isn't really a talent) either means "beautiful field" or "shed dweller by a field" depending on who you talk to...
Claim to fame: My Granddad tells me that I'm related to Jimmy/Lisa Tarbuck, and I was held up for TV cameras by Worzel Gummidge when I was 4 years old. I must have a few minutes left to claim...
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Action for Sustainable Living (AfSL) is an award-winning Manchester based charity working to engage, enthuse and support people take action on environmental sustainability.
We offer training and support to individuals, communities and organisations throughout Greater Manchester and wider UK.
Our supported volunteering model unlocks the potential of individuals to achieve positive and lasting social, environmental and economic change.
Our services for local authorities, schools, housing associations and businesses address environmental priorities including energy efficiency, waste management, sustainable travel and food growing. We work closely with organisations and their stakeholders, by sharing professional knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to deliver action on the ground.
In 2008 we won a Guardian Charity of the Year award in recognition of our upbeat, inclusive and people-centred approach to progressing sustainability.
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Our successful partnership with the Challenge Network continued with 36 of their volunteers coming to the garden on Saturday. This was one of the hardest working groups we’ve had, and we saw some pretty big holes getting dug and some tough tree roots getting chopped to pieces. There was some wood working too, with borders […]
Mark Roberts was at Manchester Town Hall last Friday to receive a Sliver Level 4 Thriving Communities Award from the Royal Horticultural Society. Our two Princes Trust work placement volunteers, Connor and Stephen were there too to share their experiences of working at the garden. A great opportunity to network with other like-minded organisations, and […]