Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 80

Top of the bill at the Energy Future Talk and AGM at 7.30 pm on Monday 6th March at The Lamb Inn Sandford is Simon Tytherleigh, a popular local speaker on green issues. He will ask is our Energy Future: bright or dim? Simon will explain that there are some extraordinary contradictions in energy policies at the moment, even before the advent of President Trump. What exactly is happening? As we enter the last-chance-saloon, is there any possibility that we could transition to renewables before trashing the climate?

The Annual General Meeting which follows the talk will be a good chance to catch up with developments at Sustainable Crediton and should you wish to, become involved with on-going or new initiatives.


Dates for your Diary
4th March

Doing It Ourselves: Forum for a New Local Economy

6th March

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 5/2017

6th March

Energy Future Talk and Annual General Meeting

13th March

Waste Action Group meeting

18th March

Compost Doctors' Training

25th March

Earth Hour

27th March

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 6/2017

29th March

Devon Community REsource Gathering

24th April

Core Group Meeting

25th April

The Compost Doctor- Making Compost

22nd May

Core Group Meeting

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
13th February

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 3/2017

Monday 6th Feb was postponed due to bad weather, we will reconvene on the 13th. We shall continue t ...

20th February

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 4/2017

Having finished the hedge laying in the orchard, we will coppice in the woodland near the quarry. ...

20th February

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

23rd February

Review of Waste Action Group meeting

1) Aplogies Chris Freeman 2) Matters Arising Anne and Esther had met with Anne Varker from ...

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News Highlights
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Love Food, Hate Waste

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Don't let the budget short change our climate

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