Wilmslow will be hosting the January meeting on Monday 21st January 2013 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm. This is a great opportunity to network and find out what other groups are doing around Cheshire and further afield, please come along and give a warm Wilmslow welcome to our visitors. There will be a number of speakers at the meeting:
– Transition Wilmslow will give a presentation on their recent work.
– Simon Kention and Sarah Burns will be joining us from Community Action Groups in Oxfordshire. CAG is a network of over 50 local voluntary groups in Oxfordshire at the forefront of community led climate change action. They organise events and initiatives to raise awareness and take action on climate change issues including waste reduction, carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues to live a more sustainable and less resource dependent life in their local community. The 3 members of the CAG support team provide hands-on, day to day help and advice for groups, and liaise with local and national government to ensure community responses to climate change are kept on the agenda. As the CAG Project Impact Modeller Sarah is working with a new community impact modelling tool which estimates the impact community led activities have on carbon and waste reductions, and the associated financial savings. Over the next year the project will involve collecting and inputting data from community groups into the model whilst testing its underlying assumptions, in order to produce a robust model that will help do what has not been done before and quantify the impact of community action.
– Mike Taylor from Congleton Sustainability Group will be sharing with us an exciting new project the Group launched in Congleton last year called Sustainable Living in Congleton.
– Peter Bulmer from Cheshire West & Chester Council will be discussing their Resilient Communities work.
Sandwiches and tea & coffee will be provided. The venue is The Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 1a Bourne St, Wilmslow SK9 5HD (next to Wilmslow Guild).