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Latest news about environmental initiatives in our local area

 

Upcoming Eco Events

Make your own green cleaning products Thurs 27 June, Marlborough

PAWS A.G.M. followed by a talk on ‘Charging for Electric Cars’ Thurs 27 June, Pangbourne

Sheepdrove Sustainable Venue Open Evening Fri 28 June, Lambourn

Climate Protest Tues 2 July, West Berks Council Offices

Eco Craft Workshops for families Sat 6 July, Hungerford

Monthly Repair Cafe Sat 6 July, Wantage

Hungerford Green Drinks Tues 9 July, Hungerford

Sustainable Living Market Sat 20 July, Thatcham

Local Environmental Groups

Please consider joining a local group to meet likeminded people in your community and learn more about actions you can take to reduce waste and fight climate breakdown. (Please leave a comment below if you would like to have your group featured here).

 

Climate Change

• David Attenborough’s strongest message so far: Climate Change – The Facts

• The Vale of the White Horse and Wiltshire Councils have recently voted to become one of the 40 or so councils in the UK to declare a climate emergency. Dave Waltham, a geophysicist at Royal Hollow College, was involved in the campaign that led to this decision. In this article he reflects on the debate at the council meeting and identifies some powerful reasons why more councils need to follow suit.  

• Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when our use of natural resources exceeds what the planet can renew in the year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 

Food

The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat (Britain’s most sustainable pub) serves 80% organic food & drink, (much of it local), uses green energy, grows their own herbs and fruit, and invites diners to donate £1 to the Carbon Footprint charity on each bill.

• You can drop off your used cooking oil at The Red House pub in Marsh Benham who has it collected

Plastic & Recycling

• According to Oxfordshire Recycles, the carbon impact of food going to waste is bigger than the impact of the plastic packaging. A wrapped cucumber lasts 3 times as long as an unwrapped one! However, 79% of all plastic items ever produced are still in the environment and having an impact on the planet.

The first three month of trading at Packaging Not Included in Marlborough has proved a huge success in reducing single use plastic

 

Monthly Wantage Repair Cafe

When: Saturday April 6th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The Mix, Wantage, Mill St, Wantage OX12 9AB, UK

First Saturday of the month. Volunteer fixers will be on hand to help with small electrical and household items, simple

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Electric Cars & Tech

Water

how to protect our waterways from pollution and to minimise water waste in our homes

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