EVENTS & MEETINGS

OCTOBER MEETING – THE CHANGING FORTUNE OF WILTSHIRE’S BUTTERFLIES

Mike Fuller has been butterfly recorder for Wiltshire for many years and is author of ‘The Butterflies of Wiltshire’. As a Bradford on Avon resident he will give us fascinating insights into our local butterfly population and whether they are yet being affected by climate change.

Monday 21st October at 7.00 for 7.30pm

Repair Cafe at the Hub, Bradford on Avon

Friday 16th August from 11.00 to 15.00

Skills offered by: Altus Consulting

bike maintenance
sewing repairs and help
IT advice and repairs
general household items repaired or advice
tool sharpening

at the Hub, Church Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LS

September meeting – Avon for Trees

Avon Needs Trees is a new charity, buying land in the Bristol Avon catchment area to reforest. The aims are carbon sequestration, improved biodiversity and natural flood management. ANT’s first target is 34 acres in the Marden valley, just outside of Chippenham.

AUGUST MEETING – STORY-TELLING

Our August meeting will be different from our usual format and location. Our chair, Rachel Berger, is going to tell stories around the theme of the climate crisis and our relationship with the natural world. The event will be participative in that the audience will be invited to reflect on how each story affected them and to suggest improvements that Rachel can make before her next telling.

JULY MEETING – CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY

Monday 15th July at 7.00 for 7.30pm, The Quaker Meeting House
We will hear from John Hindley about (another) intriguing solution to how we can go about cutting carbon emissions. The title of his talk is:
‘Three Problems, One Solution: Pollution, Inequality, Climate Change’

He writes: The Carbon Fee & Dividend policy for which we’re campaigning can (unlike carbon taxation by itself) be expected to redistribute income downwards as well as providing substantial health benefits through cleaner air.

June Meeting – Population Matters

The speaker at our meeting on June 17 will be Robin Maynard, Director of Population Matters. Population Matters is a UK-based charity which campaigns to achieve a sustainable human population, to protect the natural world and to improve people’s lives.
Monday 17th June at 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, BA15 1JU

FARM AND NATURE WALK AND TALK

‘FARM AND NATURE WALK AND TALK’ – Brown Cow Organics Date and time: Saturday 11th May, 10-12am Reserve a place now – all welcome Farm and Nature Walk and Talk…

NEXT SFADG MEETING

Next SFADG meeting: Sustainable Food and Drink Group (SFADG) meeting Monday, 29th April 7.30-9.30pm. Venue: the Swan Hotel. All welcome.

MAY MEETING – ECO-CHURCHES

Mike Perry from A Rocha UK will be speaking about the Eco Church scheme and how it engages people in the local community to work together on sustainability.
Monday 20th May at 7.00 for 7.30pm

April Meeting – Positive Money

At our meeting on 15th April Andrew Myon from the group Positive Money will be giving a talk: “CAN WE LIVE WITHOUT GROWTH?”

After a very brief introduction to Money, we look at alternatives to the present system such that we could live in our finite world –