Did you see War on Plastics on TV? Lots of people were really moved by what is happening to our planet from plastics. On the 4th July, about 80 children, young people, and adults met outside the Library in Wilmslow with plastic to return to Sainsburys, as part of Plastic Free Wilmslow’s efforts to demonstrate that we do not need plastic in so much of what is sold to us. We were filmed for a future BBC broadcast, with children from the High School and several local primaries getting individual interviews about the scourge of plastic pollution. We were filmed walking across the park (Romany would have been proud!) and over to Sainsbury’s to return our plastic (OurPlasticFeedback). Thank you to everyone who came along, and to Sainsbury’s Wilmslow for politely accepting our plastic and listening to what the students had to say.
Meanwhile, if you shop at Sainsburys, buy your vegetables loose into your basket- they are cheaper and better for the planet, as well as encouraging the management that we do want to use less plastic.
For the first time, our Community Garden was included in the Open Gardens day on Saturday. It looked great in the sunshine! Lots of photos on http://www.transitionwilmslow.co.uk/food/community-garden . All looking good for the arrival of the regional RHS judges later this month!
Esther Bird is a 12 year old Climate Activist from Macclesfield. This inspiring TEDx talk details how she became inspired and what she has achieved in a very short time. It is humbling and inspiring…please watch and share! Do we have young Climate Activists in Wilmslow? Let us know: we would love to celebrate them too!
So sorry. The Climate Change Meeting is not 23 May but 30 May.
Eventbrite and facebook registration links are all correct.
A rapidly heating planet, wildfires, floods and melting ice caps …. and the impact that will have on our children and grandchildren…can be overwhelmingly upsetting and depressing. Can anything be done to at least attenuate the damage we have done to Planet Earth? Well, yes, but we need to get our skates on. There are experts who have been thinking about this for years….and that includes our friends at Centre for Alternative Technology. Paul Allen from CAT will be talking at a Manchester Green Drinks event this Thursday, 23 May, all welcome
A message from Paul Allen, Centre for Alternative Technology
Dear Zero Carbon Britain Friends
We are witnessing a seismic shift in the campaign to prevent climate breakdown. Schoolchildren have gone on strike, many deeply committed people have taken to the streets, towns and cities up and down the country have declared an emergency, and the BBC has – finally- broadcast a prime time documentary on climate change.
For over 12 years the Centre for Alternative Technology’s Zero Carbon Britain project has looked at how we get to net zero greenhouse gas emissions using technology available today – without relying on unproven future carbon capture technologies and without new nuclear. We’ve crunched the numbers on renewable energy, buildings, transport, diets and land use, and we’ve looked at the social, cultural and economic changes that are needed to bring about the transformation.
The UK, Welsh and Scottish Parliaments have now declared a climate emergency. Now we must urgently turn the conversation to delivering the solutions at the scale and pace required….
In your networks and social media groups – please share our call for national and devolved government to produce a climate emergency plan
Demand a Climate Emergency Action Plan
James Ellson emailed TW offering to present a lecture for us. We thought we should meet and visit him first, and enjoy a guided tour of his venture . At our last TW meeting, the best date for those of present and interested seemed to be Sat 4 May, so we have booked 10.30 – 12.30 and paid £60.00 for this. If we fill all 12 places, that’s £5 each. There’s parking for 5 cars, so we can arrange to share lifts.
James describes his venture as ‘a smallholding of several acres that we are developing, where possible, on permaculture principles. There is a vegetable garden, a bee hive, and plenty of bird activity. We make our own marmalade and other jams. We are keen on recycling, and renewable energy. Our aim is a greener, more self-sufficient way of life’. So as you can see very much in keeping with our area of interest.
If there’s enough interest perhaps we could plan a walk and a picnic afterwards. Do let us know at email@example.com as soon as possible if you’d like to come.