Monthly Friday Afternoon Talks: past information with still-relevant links, etc.

On Friday March 19th Philippa Brealey and Eleanor Hill gave us a talk, ‘ We need to talk about the climate – a race against time’, with particular attention paid to local initiatives. They referred to a range of links and sources which are listed here.

(Please note that you might need to copy and paste some of these addresses into your own search engine.)

Philippa’s list of contacts and internet links:

ACAN website:     altonclimatenetwork.org.uk

Instagram:          @alton.can

Facebook             @altonclimatenetwork

ALFI – Alton Local Food Initiative

https://altonlocalfood.org.uk/

Seedling Swap Saturday 15 May from 10am

AVLAN – Alton and Villages Local Action for Nature

Butts Road Plot – Altonactionfornature@gmail.com

Next meeting Monday 22 March by Zoom – Email for the link

ALTON COMMUNITY SHARE – 2nd and 4th Saturday each month

New home delivery service during lockdown 27 Mar, 10, 24 April Email: AltonCommunityShare@hotmail.com or TEXT 07423162654

With name, address and phone number

ENERGY ALTON https://energyalton.org.uk/

Public meeting on Wed 12th May Clean Heat Guide

ALTON REPAIR CAFE 8TH MAY 2021
Public Gardens alongside the Walking and Cycling Festival
10.00 am – 1.00 pm
For more details contact Sue Hubbard,  (sue@aspiretoperform.co.uk)

CYCLE ALTON

Email: cyclealton@gmail.com,

https://www.facebook.com/cyclealton, or look on Twitter for @CycleAlton.

Our website is here: https://altonclimatenetwork.org.uk/our-groups/cycle-alton/

ACTION ON PLASTIC

Email: plasticacan@gmail.com for more information

Plastic Patrols to be resumed shortly

COMMUNITY CUPBOARD See the shop in Westbrook Walk and follow them on Facebook or Instagram @altoncupboard

OPEN MEETING ZOOM EVENT

The Slow Fashion Revolution      Mon 26th April at 7:30pm
Email altonclimatenetwork@gmail.com for the link.

We will be joined by Anne Sayer of Planet Aware

ALTON’S ECO FAIR  Sunday 11th July
There will be displays, talks, music, art, food and drink, stalls, re-use area, children’s trail and all the fun of the fair.

INTERESTING WEBSITES

Committee on Climate Change               https://www.theccc.org.uk/

SKEPTICAL SCIENCE            https://skepticalscience.com/

Eleanor’s list of internet links:

NASA: The relentless rise of carbon dioxide   https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/24/graphic-the-relentless-rise-of-carbon-dioxide/

Environment Agency on Water  https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/escaping-the-jaws-of-death-ensuring-enough-water-in-2050

European Environment Agency https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/indicators/heat-and-health-2/assessment

Public Health England  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-health-england-publishes-air-pollution-evidence-review

JSTOR Daily https://daily.jstor.org/how-19th-century-scientists-predicted-global-warming/

Margaret Thatcher addresses UN on climate change 1989 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnAzoDtwCBg

David Attenborough How to Save Our Planet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Puv0Pss33M

Project Drawdown  https://www.drawdown.org/

Zero Carbon Britain  http://www.zerocarbonbritain.co.uk/

One Million Climate Jobs  https://theecologist.org/2020/jun/11/we-need-one-million-climate-jobs

Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

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On Friday February 19th Sarah Slater gave us a fascinating zoom talk on ‘Sex, Secrets, Scandal and Salacious Gossip of the Royal Court 1660 to 1830’ .

For those of you who would like to explore further the John Wilmot poem she quoted from, you can find it here: https://allpoetry.com/Signior-Dildo. [Please be aware that some people might find the poem offensive as it contains sexual references. If that’s you, please do not read it, you have been warned.] The “Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue” from 1811 can be found online at http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5402/pg5402.html. As usual, please copy and paste the links.