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Dear Supporter,

SUSTAINABLE BRAMPTON OCT 19 NEWSLETTER
 
http://www.sustainablebrampton.org/
 
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.
 
COMING EVENTS (links to more information are underlined)
 
5 OCT FAIRTRADE TASTING SESSION AT THE CO-OP BRAMPTON
Brampton Co-op is celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade in the UK by holding a free Fairtrade tasting session from 10am to 2pm. See also details for the Fairtrade AGM below on 21 Oct.
 
5 OCT APPLE PRESSING DAY GREENHOLME BEWCASTLE
If you have surplus apples or pears you would like to juice, Rev Rob Brown and friends will have pressing equipment set up at Greenholme from 2pm noon this Saturday.  Bring your own containers to take away any juice we press. A convenient way to preserve juice is to freeze it in plastic milk cartons (good reuse too).  Please let Rob if you would like to take part at Rob@BewcastleHouseOfPrayer.org.uk.  Directions to Greenholme at http://www.bewcastlehouseofprayer.org.uk/welcome/ 
 
10 OCT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TALK CARLISLE
In partnership with the University of Cumbria’s Centre of Research for Health and Society, Carlisle One World Centre (COWC) are hosting a free talk by international expert and Cumbria based founder of the World Health Innovation Summit, Gareth Presch on ‘The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and their implications for Health’ at the Learning Gateway Fusehill Campus, University of Cumbria from 7.30pm. Please register here http://bit.ly/SignupSDGs.  
 
21 OCT FAIRTRADE BRAMPTON AGM
Brampton Fairtrade Town Group invites you to their AGM at 7.30pm in the Brampton Community Centre Union Lane at which Victoria Stevenson will present ‘Fairtrade and Fashion’ about her experiences of running a Fairtrade shop in Cumbria over the last 30 years.   Doors open 7pm for Fairtrade snacks.
 
5 NOV CAFÉ SCI BARDON MILL
Keith Buchanan talk entitled ‘An Ocean of Plastics: what is the problem and is there a solution? Keith has worked on biological expeditions around the world and led wildlife watching groups around the world. Tickets through www.ticketsource.co.uk search Bardon Mill Events.  Enquiries to maureen.matters@gmail.com
 
CUMBRIA FARMERS’ MARKET DATES
Supporting Farmers’ Markets (FM) means supporting the local economy and sustainable production.  Shoppers are encouraged to establish the provenance of products for sale by talking to the stallholders who produced them. Regular dates for FMs in Cumbria are: Carlisle - First Sat (With Give & Take stall), Cockermouth - First Sat, Brampton - Last Sat (with Give and Take stall), Brough - Third Sat, Houghton - Second Sat (village hall),  Kendal - Last Fri, Kirkoswald - Third Sat, Orton - Second Sat, Penrith - Third Tue.
 
OTHER NEWS
 
NFU PLEDGE TO REACH NET CARBON ZERO BY 2040
The National Farmers Union have recently published how they plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.  This Sustainable Farming Trust article contains a link to the full NFU report.  The NFU initiative has completely changed the debate about how farming can respond to the climate change threat.
 
GO!GILSLAND TRANSPORT SERVICE
Go!Gilsland is a sustainable and environmentally friendly community transport service for residents and visitors using a hybrid diesel-electric car.  The launch took place on 11 Sep at Gilsland School. This service must be booked ahead, but can pick people up at their door.  The service runs on Mondays, Fridays, Tuesday afternoons and Sunday mornings, and most evenings throughout the week. The scheme pays for and trains volunteer drivers but more are needed to enable the service to be extended.  Enquiries to Wendy Bond on 016977 47448 or wendynbond@btinternet.com
 
REFILL HADRIAN’S WALL
Around 7.7 billion plastic water bottles are purchased across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste ending up littering the environment. ‘Refill Hadrian’s Wall’ is a campaign by 4 local sustainability groups to encourage cafes, museums, and other businesses along the Wall to sign up to the free Refill app and put a sticker in their window that alerts passers-by to the fact they’re welcome to fill up their water bottle for free.  It’s a really simple idea with a positive message that will make a difference. More details about the National Refill scheme are at www.refill.org.uk
 
POWER FOR PEOPLE
‘Power for People’ was founded to demand practical climate solutions from our elected officials. The recent series of climate strikes involving millions of people have demonstrated a hunger for climate solutions that benefit local communities.  Sustainable Brampton/BABE are one of 60 community energy groups nationally who are backing the ‘Local Electricity Bill’ campaign. You can find out more here (powerforpeople.org.uk) and by signing up you will help persuade your MP to act on our behalf.
 
MAKE IT MATTER
‘Make it Matter’ are a group of Cumbrians who are donating their skills and craftwork to help fund environmental change. By buying from them here  or by using their services you will have made an ethical choice about spending your money. If you would like to join in please contact dianne@creative-textiles.co.uk

 
AND FINALLY…
 
THE HARMONY TRUST
What we really need in this world is more harmony! Finding common ground, facilitating conversations, knowledge sharing and remembering the bigger picture are all critical for the future. See the-harmony-project for more details.

BEAUTIFUL BREATHING WORLD
Two links to a simple but powerful song from the lips of the next generation and a film that demonstrates how the world breathes.  Surely we should all try to do something to ensure that the planet keeps breathing properly even if we can’t do everything? Why not make this one of your New Year’s resolutions!
 
CONCLUSION
 
Please get in touch if anything you have read interests you or if you have an item to include in the next mailing. My email address is timothycoombe@damhead.me or you may call 016977 48833.
 
Enjoy!

 
 
Tim Coombe                                       Chair Sustainable Brampton
 


 


 







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