Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 85

Welcome to our September newsletter. There are several events this month. The first is on the 3rd September when Naomi Wright will be leading a blackberry picking forage from Shobrooke Church at 2pm. Next up on the 6th September is a meeting in Exeter organised by Gerald Conyngham to explore the idea of a Devon wide organisation to promote different ways of organising our economy. Sustainable Crediton like many other Transition Towns is struggling at the moment to maintain the momentum we had in our early years. On the 23rd September there is a workshop in Exeter where we can connect with other Transition Groups to determine whether a regional network of groups might be helpful to promote a sustainable resilient society in this region. Anyone interested in attending should contact Charles Mossman. Finally on the 30th September at 12:30pm at the Boniface Centre, we have Grub's Up. This is a chance to enjoy a free meal, made from using surplus food donated by local shops, cafes and supermarkets, with other Sustainable Crediton members.

Dates for your Diary
3rd September

Blackberry Picking

4th September

Wood Collection 3/17

4th September

WAG Sep meeting

6th September

Invitation to a Consultation: Progress on Building the New Economy in Devon

16th September

N Tawton plastic collection

18th September

Seed Share 2018 Planning Meeting

23rd September

Transition Groups Regional Workshop

30th September

Grub's Up

21st October

N Tawton plastic collection

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
31st July

Review of July Waste Action Group Meeting

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News Highlights

Meet John Ross

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Dormant Core Group

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Can you help organise next year's Seed Share

Sustainable Crediton Seed Share is looking for volunteers to help organise the next seed share for early 2018, probably around half term. We need your help to put the seed share on as some previous volunteers have moved on. This will be the 8th year for this popular event and we would like to see ...

Zero? Carbon Homes for sale in Crediton

Some of you may have seen the 3 houses being built up Jockey Hill, Crediton with their claim to be zero carbon. I was intrigued and spoke to Mr Jenner of Jenner Homes who are building them. They are being fitted with solar thermal, PV, triple glazing, a charging system to minimise the heating requi ...

Doughnut Economics & No is Not Enough Book Reviews

The attached link is to an article about the two important books Linda Lever just read. The books are Doughnut Economics - Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth and No is Not Enough - Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein. Linda has copies to borrow or they ...

Grubs Up Crediton!

The Waste Action Group are in action again with yet another new venture. They are holding a food sharing lunch called "Grubs Up" which is a free community meal using surplus food donated by local shops, cafes and businesses. It will take place on Saturday 30th September at 12.30 in the Boniface C ...

Good news about microbeads!

The UK government has banned ocean-polluting microbeads! Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are found in products ranging from toothpastes to face scrubs. They go down the plughole and end up in our oceans and waterways, where they can be mistaken for food by fish. When this campai ...

Devon New Economy Initiative: Towards secure livelihoods and well being for all

Work is going on to explore the idea of a Devon wide organisation to promote different ways of organising our economy. Gerald Conyngham from Sustainable Crediton has been convening this group which includes the previous Director of the New Economics Foundation Stewart Wallis who now lives in Devon ...

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