The Baptist Church, Castle St, Calne SN11 0DX
Tuesday 3rd September @ 7:30PM
Open to all comers...
Progress for discussion at Next Meeting
At the meeting group members will be sharing their news and ideas.
Margaret has had a reply from Rupert Cox (Managing Director of Stagecoach West) to her letter on how Stagecoach plan to tackle climate change.
Margaret also likes the idea of working with and learning from local groups, such as Sustainable Devizes. One idea is a forum to share ideas and perhaps occasionally to campaign together.
Fiona and Denis will meet with Nick Murray this week on his groups plan (Zero Chippenham) for local energy generation.
Stan has arranged for a combined Calne Fairtrade and CACC display at Calne Library. Subject to approval (protecting against undue persuasion) we shall be allowed to have our material on display for a month. Others are working with Stan to design and produce material.
Stan has also discussed the availability of books on Climate Change and Fairtrade with the librarian at Calne library. Not too many was the answer, so he has agreed to donate “How bad are bananas”, “There is no planet B” and “Climate change into 21st C” to the library. These will go on the shelves for borrowing in Calne. Does anyone else have books on climate change or Fairtrade to donate?
David and Fiona plan to attend the Calne Community Climate Change Steering Group meeting. This is the new group set up by Calne Town Council. We have been invited by the organisers to send two representatives. It's a public meeting so anyone can attend, see poster below for all the details if you would like to attend.
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What might a carbon zero Calne look like?
* Existing buildings are retrofitted to cut energy use.
* New buildings must meet net-zero carbon standards.
* Our electricity, heat and transport systems are powered by renewable energy.
* We drive and/or fly less thanks to better public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure and new incentives.
* Food waste is avoided, and the amount of meat in our diets is reduced.
The Baptist Church, Castle St, Calne SN11 0DX Tuesday 23rd July from 7:30PM
We shall open with feedback from the Working Groups we set up at our June meeting.
These groups have been in contact with local organisations and businesses asking as to their current and future plans to cope with Climate Change.
Energy, setting up a renewable energy co-op – Fiona
Local Business, shops etc and transport – Denis
Education, to include Secondary/Primary/College – David & Stan
Exploring other local groups e.g. Greenpeace – Margaret & Dona
Farming and plant producers – Peter & Maureen
Housing, Planning and ending plastic bags – John
Media, events and exploring ways of measuring carbon footprint – Tom
We will be showing the first two parts of a four part film "Tomorrow" see here for details of the film
Please come along to listen and share your ideas.
What would take to make a carbon zero town?
- Existing buildings are retrofitted to cut energy use.
- New buildings must meet net-zero carbon standards.
- Our electricity, heat and transport systems are powered by renewable energy.
- We drive and/or fly less thanks to better public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure and new incentives.
- Food waste is avoided, and the amount of meat in our diets is reduced.
How can we get there?
- Hold the Town and Wiltshire Councils accountable on their 'Green' promises and policies.
- Encourage Calne Town Council to revisit the issue of poor air quality in central Calne.
- Support the campaign for the council to place charging points in the town centre.
- Contact the councils (Wilts and Town) on their plans to reduce carbon.
- Ask local bus companies when they plan to introduce electric buses.
- Identify local businesses and institutions to contact on their plans for reducing carbon.(Such as those onPorteMarsh industrial estate, Doctors surgeries, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Schools, Bus companies, Hills)
- Find out more about a local renewable energy co-op. Other small towns have them.Nearby Frome has one http://freco.org/about-us/
- Plus all the ideas you can bring to our upcoming meeting.
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