Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 83

Welcome to June's newsletter. There is lots going on in Crediton this month...

The Give and Take event is taking place today at the Methodist Church Hall from 10am to 4pm until Saturday 3rd June. Tea, coffee & cakes will be served all day so do come along - you may even find yourself a bargain!

The 2017 General Election Hustings are taking place in QE School Drama Hall, Western Road on Monday 5th June. Doors will open at 6pm with refreshments available. Please be in your seats by 6:30pm for a prompt 6:45pm start. All six candidates will be present to answer your questions. Sustainable Crediton members are asked to send their questions on any topic including of course the environment to Mark Baptist by Friday 2nd June for consideration.

Credfest 2017 is happening throughout the month. The environment is featured at three events : Landscore Sustainablity Open Day on the 16th June and a performance of our Song for Sustainable Crediton on the 22nd June. Our Waste Action Group will be carrying out recycling during the Food Festival.

Finally, under the offers section of our vitual Marketplace, there is a mound of horse manure available free of charge.


Dates for your Diary
31st May

Give and Take "Shop"

3rd June

Credfest 2017

5th June

General Election 2017 Hustings

12th June

Waste Action Group meeting

16th June

Landscore Sustainability Open Day

17th June

Recycling at the Crediton Food Festival

22nd June

A Song for Sustainable Crediton

15th July

N Tawton plastic collection

31st July

Core Group Meeting

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
22nd May

Feedback from the Core Values Meeting

News Highlights
Logo for Greenpeace

Save the Paris climate deal

Donald Trump is tipped to pull the US out of the Paris Climate agreement in days! The only way to save it is to make sure six powerful countries who also signed this global deal stand in his way. The US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the UK are about to meet at their annual G7 summit ...

The Perils of Palm Oil

Your favourite pizza dough, detergent, lipstick, chocolate, and biodiesel have something in common: Most of these products contain palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit on tropical oil palm trees. Producing the edible oil wreaks havoc on the environment, leading to deforestation, habitat degrada ...

Credfest 2017

This June CredFest spills out across Crediton not only in well known venues like the Buccaneers Bar, Moose Hall, Arts Centre and the Churches but it's also popping up in less conventional spaces like Newcombes Meadow, on the town's streets and, of course, in The Town Square. Throughout CredFest the ...

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Ban Ki-moon