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Hay on Earth: £40,000 for sustainable innovation & leadership

It's a pleasure to confirm funding and arrangements for the 2010 Hay on Earth sustainability workshops that will once again be running at the internationally reknown Guardian Hay Festival. In this third year of the event, there's great news.

With support from the Welsh Assembly Government, four groups will be given a £10,000 grant that turns heads, engages the community and makes a real difference to change. The application form can be downloaded here, and the programme from here.

Eight groups will be shortlisted under each day's topic focus, and others are invited to attend to share, learn and develop their own ideas. The morning and afternoon sessions of each day are ticketed and free.

Hay on Earth 1: Food

Hay on Earth 2: Low carbon travel

Hay on Earth 3: Enterprise and business

Hay on Earth 4: Community and homes

The paragraph below gives a taster for what the selection panel will be looking for in the 'Green Dragon's Den' style sessions:

"Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project, talks of the need for leadership in sustainability being “big, bold, dangerous, compelling, sexy, aggressive and rock and roll”. Successful projects in sustainability stay away from doing what they’ve done before because it’s easy and focus on what needs to happen first, then on how to make it happen. Einstein talked about doing the same thing and expecting different results being a sign of madness. Your project should be something that Tim Smit (and Einstein) would relate to…"

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