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Young people can grab chance of a green career – 24 April 2012

Young out-of-work East Londoners are being offered the chance to pick up valuable new green employment skills – with a paid work placement on completing the programme.

Capital’s jobs coalition intervenes in Rio agenda – 7 December 2011

A coalition of businesses, colleges, charities, trade unions and community organisations has intervened in a bid to drive greener construction and retrofitting up the intergovernmental Rio environment summit agenda.

The East London Green Jobs Alliance, which is anchored by the Otesha Project UK, made an official submission to the agenda-setting process for June’s follow-up to the 1992 ‘Earth Summit’.

Young campaigners win Fairtrade promise from school – 25 November 2011

A Tower Hamlets secondary has launched a bid to be the borough’s first official Fairtrade school, thanks to campaigning students and local charity Otesha.

It could mean children will wear sweatshop-free school uniforms and will see Fairtrade sports equipment used in PE lessons and ethical food in the canteen and staff room.