Transition Wilmslow Community Fund Application
We have submitted this to the National Lottery Community Fund Call for community groups to do something about climate change. We are unlikely to be shortlisted but it does at least give us a template for planning future work. Please read it and tell us what you think.
We are all devastated by what is happening in Australia but we can only do what we can in our own corner of the planet. Let’s hope world leaders wake up to the canary in the mine.
On a more cheerful note the famous Transition Wilmslow Repair Cafe is back!
Come along and get your repairs repaired by our talented team of volunteer repairers. And there’s cake!
Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday 16 January, 7.30 pm Friends Meeting House. Please come along and help us plan our strategy for 2020.
Monday 20 January 7.30pm, Macctastic Meeting Meet Rod King from 20s plenty and hear about the benefits of 20mph in speed limits in residential areas. Many places have adopted these but not CEC as yet. http://www.20splenty.org/
Thursday 6 February 8-9.30 Undercroft URC Climate Conscious Wilmslow Meeting. Our very own Professor Sarah Bridle! Change Your Diet: the easiest way to combat climate change.
Change Your Diet: The Easiest Way To Help Reduce Climate Impact
Wilmslow’s Professor Sarah Bridle has been studying dark matter and dark energy for the last 20 years, but when her kids started school she started to think about our own planet in the next 20 years and beyond. She learned about climate change properly for the first time, how it threatens worldwide food production, and how food causes about a quarter of all global warming.
Sarah wanted to know how much each of her food choices was contributing, and why. She delved into the academic research literature, and summarized the results in simple charts. The charts make it easy for the non-specialist to see the impacts of different meal options, and show that some easy food switches can reduce food greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent.
Most of us make many food choices every day, and by changing these we can significantly reduce climate change caused by food, and free up land that can be used to help reduce climate change overall.