SUSTAINABLE BRAMPTON AUG 19 NEWSLETTER
We are a community organisation committed to minimising our impact on the environment, promoting local food production and local businesses and building a stronger community through practical activities and campaigning.
UPCOMING EVENTS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)
31 AUG BRAMPTON FARMERS’ MARKET
Due to the ‘Another Waynwright’ walk (see below) it is regretted that there won’t be a Give and Take stall at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market in Brampton. Normal service will be resumed next month.
31 AUG - ANOTHER WAYNWRIGHT CLIMATE AWARENESS DAY
Do join the Sustainable Brampton group climbing Carrock Fell on Sat 31st Aug. We will be litter picking en-route, kite-flying on top, using semaphore to communicate with High Pike and making climate pledges to highlight the launch of Penrith-based environmental charity Another Way (see https://www.another-way.org.uk/another-waynwright/. Contact me by Friday if you would like to join us.
2 TO 28 SEP - CAfS GREEN BUILD FESTIVAL
Booking is open for the award winning 2019 Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival, supported by Electricity North West. There are well over 50 events to help you to live more sustainably whether you are a professional, a community group, a business or an individual householder. (Browse the full programme at cumbria-green-build-sustainable-living-festival). Green Build leaflets will be distributed to the stalls at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
3 SEP - CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE BARDON MILL
The next science based talk in Bardon Mill on 3rd Sep will be an interactive talk on Healthy Ageing by Dr Spencer Boyle. He will outline his suggestions for activity and exercise throughout our lives and plans to get us active on the night! Tickets can be purchased from ticketsource by clicking this link: www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/276965 or on the door.
Café Scientifique evenings in the Community Centre Café in Brampton are planned to begin at the end of October. Tickets will generally include a pies/peas supper and the opportunity for informed discussion afterwards. Watch this space!
8 SEP - REFILL HADRIAN’S WALL PROJECT
Sustainable Brampton have joined other groups in Haltwhistle, Hexham and Carlisle to form the ‘Refill Hadrian’s Wall’ project as part of a National initiative (see https://refill.org.uk/). Our aim is to persuade businesses along the length of the Wall to offer free water refill points in order to encourage individuals to refill their water bottles rather than discard them.
We are meeting at Slackhouse Farm near Gilsland on 8 Sep to coordinate activity. We are currently seeking volunteers willing to sign up businesses and distribute refill stickers over the coming months. More than 200,000 people have downloaded the refill app to date and over 250 groups across England are taking part.
Please contact me if you would like to know more or be involved.
11 SEP LOW CARBON COMMUNITY TRANSPORT GO!GILSLAND
Gilsland will be launching its own low carbon community transport service called Go!Gilsland at Gilsland Village Hall on 11 Sep. The event will run from about 1pm to 3pm and will be opened by Lady Jane Gibson, Chair of Hadrian’s Wall with TV & radio coverage anticipated. Do come along and support this initiative which has involved a lot of hard work by a few dedicated people!
12 AND 13 SEP - CARBON LITERACY TRAINING
Bookings are open for 2 one day courses on ‘Carbon & Climate Literacy Training’ in Kendal and Carlisle, as headline events within the CAfS Cumbria 2019 Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival (details at https://cafs.org.uk/events/). You will learn all about climate science, carbon footprints & solutions and the material is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Trust. Tickets £49 for communities but a subsidy is available from Sustainable Brampton for supporters wishing to attend.
21 SEP – CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION SUMMIT
CAfS are also hosting a Climate Emergency Action Summit on 21st Sep from 10am to 4.30pm at Cumbria CVS Shaddongate, Carlisle. The summit is particularly aimed at those in positions of influence who are actively involved with local environmental responses across Cumbria to share experiences and learning, and to hear about what is working effectively elsewhere. Tickets £10 or free for those who genuinely cannot afford to pay. Includes lunch. Full details here.
If you’re keen to make changes in your own lifestyle but aren’t sure what to do, come and hear from internationally-renowned expert and author Mike Berners-Lee who is hosting a talk and discussion in Penrith about personal carbon footprints and how to reduce them.
25 SEP HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Mike will be sharing all the latest research from his new book, There’s No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years. The talk is free but must be booked in advance as places are limited. Tickets here eventbrite tickets
HALF MOON PLASTIC FREE PRODUCTS
You can obtain package free refills on many products at Half Moon Wholefoods in Brampton. Products include Ecover laundry liquid, fabric conditioner and washing up liquid. Faith in Nature - Lavender and Geranium, Shampoo, Conditioner, Bodywash and Handwash. Bring your own containers and call into the shop to find out more.
EXTINCTION REBELLION (XR) CARLISLE
Extinction Rebellion has achieved a high profile nationally through the media coverage it has attracted of its recent campaigns. If you wish to be kept informed about local XR activities you may follow the Carlisle Group Facebook page Extinction Rebellion Facebook Group Carlisle
SUSTAINABLE FOOD TRUST NEWS
A new IPCC report has recognised the positive role that livestock can play in climate change mitigation if managed sustainably. It highlights the need for diverse farming systems if we are to not only halt but reverse the damage done by industrial farming. See sustainablefoodtrust.org.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if anything in this newsletter interests you. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 016977 48833.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer!
Tim Coombe Chair Sustainable Brampton