I’ve been concerned about worldwide loss of ecosystems, particularly tropical rainforests, and climate change most of my adult life
One at Culver Close playing field by the entrance from Pound Lane
In these dark times it is vital to find reasons for being positive about the future. Two short articles have cheered me up recently, both about food production.
The other day I was talking to a friend, also a member of CFB and local Extinction Rebellion activist. I mentioned that what led me to become an environmentalist was listening to the Reith lectures of 1969
Bradford on Avon has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by the Marine Conservation Charity “Surfers against Sewage”. The first town in Wiltshire to achieve this!
This has been a week of excitement regarding action on climate change, giving me some cause for optimism. On 26th February, Wiltshire Council had scheduled two motions relating to climate change; one, from Liberal Democrat Councillor Brian Matthews was to declare a Climate Emergency, with a set of proposals as to how the Council should act if the motion was passed. The second, entitled Environment and Global Warming, focused on what the Council should do regarding its own buildings and property to reduce emissions, put forward by Conservative Councillors Wickham and Whitehead. Some 30 of us, from several parts of Wiltshire, with banners designed by Extinction Rebellion as well as home made ones, stood outside County Hall and handed out flyers explaining the climate emergency to everyone who passed.
Trowbridge Environmental Group
It is good news to hear of the setting up of Trowbridge Environmental Community. On Saturday 28th September they will be showing ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at Trowbridge Town Hall.
Here is a PDF version of the slideshow from the May meeting when Jess Thimbleby, Community Engagement Officer of the Waste Education Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and part of the Slim Bins project, told us about recycling and that vexed and much discussed issue of what happens to our waste and what we can … Read more
We appreciated that the CFBoA stall was in the shade of the trees in Westbury Garden on this lovely, but extremely hot, day. Although somewhat quieter than usual, with competition from the heat and both Wimbledon and the World Cup, we had some very good conversations with interested people and signed up new members keen … Read more
The air quality in our towns is not great. Zero emission Electric Vehicles (EV) can help but unfortunately many of us have no driveway to charge them. Well, a solution may be just around the street corner. Ubitricity, a Berlin based business, is rolling out a network of lamppost based chargers following trials in London … Read more