Be Inspired!

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!

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Climate Change: what’s to be done?

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-emergency-lets-talk-solutions-tickets-61625690098

https://www.facebook.com/events/582568778900950/

Climate Emergency

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

Thank you

May 2019 Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 16 May 7.30pm (tea from 7.15), Friends Meeting House Bourne Street. John Handley will give an  illustrated talk on “Change and opportunity in our local countryside – the Wilmslow Landscape Character Assessment’ with opportunity for discussion: do come, it is a great opportunity to hear more about the amazing work that has gone into the Landscape Character Assessment and the Neighbourhood Plan. It links with a walk exploring the Bollin and Dean Valleys on Saturday 18 May (see our diary page for details and eventbrite registration: no charge).

Wilmslow Community Shop

The Wilmslow Community Shop planning team came to our March meeting to update us on their plans to date. An enormous amount of work has gone into scoping ideas for a community shop that would be a co-operative venture aiming to provide fresh fruit and veg and local produce, with minimal packaging and waste. The team are looking for people who would like to be involved or who might like to help run the shop. If you are interested please contact wilmslowcommunityshop@gmail.com

 

Foraging Walks 2019

We have planned three foraging walks with TotallyWildUK for this year. TotallyWildUK are expert foragers, who lead a really fascinating and informative walk, followed by some delicious food!

Ideal for the whole family, children love these walks!

We start with our early spring walk on Saturday 2nd March 2019 on Lindow Moss. Cost: £25 per adult, under 18s free. 

Book now on Eventbrite: Eventbrite – Foraging Walk March

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Tickets for the summer and Autumn walks are also now available, with an early bird ticket offer of just £20, children (18 and under) are free.

Summer walk – Saturday 6th July 2019. Early bird tickets available until Friday 31 May. Book now at Eventbrite – Foraging Walk July

Autumn walk – Saturday 2nd November 2019. Early bird tickets available until Monday 30 October. Book now at Eventbrite – Mushroom Foraging Walk November