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
ALFI – Alton Local Food Initiative
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, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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/
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.