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!

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

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

Farlands Outing

Transition Wilmslow have  booked a 2-hour tour of a small holding in Hayfield called Farlands, run by James and Sarah Ellson

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  as soon as possible if you’d like to come.

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).

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe: would you like to attend a repair cafe? Would you be able to share your repairing skills? We are organising  a repair cafe at St Chad’s in Handforth on Saturday October 9th 10.30-1 pm during International Repair Cafe week and  would love to hear from anyone who would like to participate or has suggestions as to how to make it as successful as possible.