We had lots of great conversations over the second Green Weekend in October 2023 and we would like to give everyone the opportunity to keep the discussions and support going.
Informal Support Group
We are hosting an informal meet-up for anyone in the valley who would like to reduce their carbon footprint on the first Sunday of the month. The time venue might vary from month to month so please contact Pat and Penny on [email protected].
If you would like to reduce your carbon footprint but don’t know where to start, we recommend starting by calculating your carbon footprint on the WWF Footprint Calculator.
And then we can discuss topics like looking at your home energy use via insulation and type of energy, travel options, mediterranean diet options, changing your bank account, signing petitions etc We share personal experience and signpost people to get professional advice where required. We also have a whatsapp group to continue the discussion between meetings.
October 2023 Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley
Many thanks to everyone who supported the October Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley. Apples were pressed, wildlife hedges and chalk streams visited, items repaired, insulation, home energy and our farming and food system discussed and much more.
Here are videos of the two talks in Eastbury Church:
April 2023 Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley
The first Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley at the end of April 2023 included a repair cafe, farm walks and inspiring talks and saw many people in the valley connect on environmental issues.
“It was great to meet other people in the valley who are concerned about climate change and biodiversity loss,” says Pat Watson, one of the organisers. “We hope we can continue to support each other in creating habitats and putting up swift boxes – and in sharing ideas about making the changes in our lifestyles that will make a difference to climate change.”
You can also watch videos of some of the talks:
Overview of climate change and what can be done about it
Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, weather & climate scientist
Climate Change Awareness and Meaningful Climate Action in the Lambourn Valley
Dr Pat Watson, Scientist & educator
Regenerative Food Growing
Rachel Hammond, Landscape Architect