New Earswick Good Life Initiative
The aim of the project is to persuade householders in philanthropist Joseph Rowntree’s model village (New Earswick) in York to get the most out of life at a time of rising cost of food, fuel and energy.
The New Earswick Good Life Initiative will take place during 2011/13 and will help residents find smart ways to make the most of the people, places and resources around them. Working in collaboration with teams of local residents and York in Transition, the initiative will provide a series of challenges and events that cover the themes of home, living environment and wellbeing.
The initiative is designed to help residents make the most of their home, community and environment and to find and enjoy local produce, travel in cheaper, healthier ways and use energy more efficiently. It will connect local residents with the people and skills needed to live a healthier, happier, handier life in New Earswick.
Video of the launch event.
The Good Life Initiative continues the legacy of Joseph Rowntree who established New Earswick at the turn of century in the belief that the employees of his York cocoa factory should live in quality housing in pleasant surroundings, be they workers or managers.
- More information on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation at www.jrf.org.uk/