Sustainable Crediton Newsletter Issue 96

Welcome to the season of plenty, even of more than enough! Thanks to the fine autumn we have had an explosion in the ladybird population. I hope you have enjoyed this sight, and also enjoying the more edible aspects of Autumn!

John Craythorne - for Sustainable Crediton

Dates for your Diary
29th October

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 9/2018

1st November

Chatterbox social evening

12th November

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 10/2018

12th November

Sustainable Crediton Food Group

24th November

Refresh your wardrobe - and someone else's! Clothes Swap Event

Time to dig out those winter woollies or summer cast offs: bring along those items which you never quite get round to wearing, or perhaps have fallen out of love with. They may be just what someone else is looking for! And see what treasures you can find to replace them. Come along on 24th November ...

26th November

Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 11/2018

We will continue to coppice in the woods at Moor Farm. Moor Farm Risk Assessment Moor Farm Emergency Procedures Chainsaw Use at Moor Farm ...

Regular Events
In case you missed it...
15th October

Review of Woodland and Hedgerow Work Party 8/2018

Overcast, mild, dry and in the wood perfectly still. A good turn out of three saws and three brash ...

News Highlights

Could you be eating your own clothes?

Our garments are shedding tiny bits of plastic that can escape into the ocean and potentially enter the food chain. Many clothes contain plastic which shed microfibres each time they are washed. Sign the petition to stop microfibre pollution. Find out how to avoid shedding plastic from ...

Report on Devon Food Waste Conference, 21 September

This was a conference provided by the Devon Strategic Waste Committee which is supported by 8 District Councils and co-ordinated by Emma Croft. The Stats:- Of the 7 million tons of UK household waste 5 million tons is edible waste. Speakers for the day included Jen Gales of A Sustainable Life, a ...

Exeter Community Energy: Drop-in Energy Advice

Advice sessions are to be run by Exeter Community Energy (ECoE) at Crediton Library, Belle Parade, Crediton, on the first Thursday of each month, from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m. The next session is therefore on 1st November. At the advice sessions Exeter Community Energy (ECoE) offers free impart ...

Chatterbox social evenings: change in time

The second Chatterbox social event was a lively and interesting discussion evening around Crediton issues, especially transport and the effects of all the new housing, which everyone enjoyed. Come along and discuss environmental and sustainability topics in friendly company. We have changed the st ...

IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Special Report on the Impact of Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C. Its press release can be viewed here, and aficianados of climate change literature can read a 34 page summary here. The report highlights a number of climate chan ...

What changes will you be making to live more sustainably?

As part of Green Great Britain Week, you, your friends and family, and your business can reduce emissions, save costs, and could help tackle climate change. In the link below are 10 actions that households and businesses can take to tackle climate change, reduce emissions and save money. Ten Acti ...

Energy News Good and Bad

Do you want the good or the bad news first? The Good Well a piece of good news which didn't make the headlines is that Scottish Power, one of the Big 6 energy suppiers in the UK has decided to go completely green. In a press release the group said it had sold its "traditional generation business" ...

Support the Protection of Pollinators Bill

The Protection of Pollinators Bill is to recieve its second reading in Parliament. Pollinators such as bees are vital to our ecosystems and the productivity of agriculture and horticulture: no pollination - no crops! Please show your support for this bill by adding your name to the petition here. ...

Love Food, Hate Waste?

The Energy Saving Trust has come up with a few simple tips and a short quiz on food waste. Take our quiz Reducing food waste can help your budget as well as the environment. Take our quiz to find out how well you know your food waste facts and for practical support on how to thro ...

“I have enough, I do enough, I am enough”

Mary Pat Nally