Help to stop the government’s plans to weaken the Sustainable Communities Act. Their efforts have led to encouraging progress – civil servants have given us assurances that the Act will not be weakened.
But we still face a serious problem – delay. It would seem that certain people in government want to delay things long enough to make us go away and lose interest.
The link provides a quick and simple way to email Christopher Chope MP for Christchurch.
Druitt Hall, off High Street Christchurch, (by library)
Transition Town Christchurch wants to see Christchurch becoming more resilient and sustainable. With resources and energy under increased pressure, communities need to get together to re-shape their priorities.
March saw Global Climate Change Week and Earth Hour,
and our April TTC event follows on from that focus on the planet.
Come and join in. This promises to be a very thought-provoking evening.
“ Mankind's 10,000 years of disregard for Mother Nature”
Druitt Hall, off Christchurch High Street (near library)
A key factor in building local resilience against the oil crisis, climate change and economic downturn is food security, including locally sourced food. Annemarie will give us tips on getting started with growing our own vegetables. Other topics will be the role of pollinators and how to encourage them, supermarkets and sustainability—a contradiction in terms? and how we can reduce our carbon footprint and consume ethically when it comes to food.
Free event, refreshments available. Seed swap.
Food waste will be collected every week. But please note, you can't put it in a plastic bag! It must go straight into the bin as is, or wrapped in newspaper. Plastic bagged stuff will not be collected.
With the national Climate Week having started on Monday, Christchurch is hoping to raise awareness of the issues surrounding climate change by hosting a carbon pledge tree in the Information Centre.
The tree allows you to pick a pre-written pledge, which can be anything from promising to turn the lights off after you leave a room to cutting down your speed in the car, sign your name, stick it to the display and try to fulfill your promise for the rest of the week.