Events and Campaigns

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Below is a list of all the events we currently have available to join, click on any that interest you to find a link to register. You can also add to your calendar to receive a reminder.

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Election Debate for Party Leaders - Thursday 15th April - 7PM

We would like to invite you to an online election debate where Party leaders will be given the opportunity to explain what the climate emergency means to them and what action they plan to take.  

Click HERE for more information and to register for the Debate

CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY BILL

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill calls for:

  • the UK to make and enact a serious plan. This means dealing with our real fair share of emissions so that we don’t go over critical global rises in temperature

  • our entire carbon footprint be taken into account (in the UK and overseas)

  • the protection and conservation of nature here and overseas along supply chains, recognising the damage we cause through the goods we consume

  • those in power not to depend on technology to save the day, which is used as an excuse to carry on polluting as usual

  • ordinary people to have a real say on the way forward in a citizens’ assembly with bite.

Local Electricity Bill - Write to your MP!

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: Power for People have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

The Campaign: So far, Power for People have brought a cross-party group of 187 MPs on board in support. But they need many more and to achieve this they need your help.

For more information see their website HERE

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Climate Change Committee - Series of talks - Path to Net Zero

The Problem: The potential for community renewable energy to benefit local economies is being blocked by unfair regulations and hugely disproportionate costs.

The Solution: Power for People have drafted the Local Electricity Bill and are campaigning for it to be made law. This would give community-scale renewable energy a massive boost by empowering communities to sell their energy directly to local people.

The Campaign: So far, Power for People have brought a cross-party group of 187 MPs on board in support. But they need many more and to achieve this they need your help.

For more information see their website HERE

We like to keep a record of everything that we have been involved with so we don't delete out of date events but we have moved theme to the archive section seen on the LINK

Veterinary and Human Drugs, the Environment and Us - 29th March 2021

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Drugs used in medical care and farming can have unintentional impacts for the environment, biodiversity and us - can we minimise the risks?

Helen Taylor has kindly agreed to chair this event and we are fortunate to have three expert speakers -

 

Suzi Shingler will talk about the use of antibiotics in farming, and problems of antibiotic resistance for people, which has been the main campaigning focus of the Save our Antibiotics Alliance. Suzi will also give us an introduction to their new campaign on the effect of antibiotics used in farming on the environment.

 

Ceri Mann, an entomologist, (see British Scarabs) will talk on reasons for the widespread loss of dung beetles and impacts for wildlife, such as birds and hedgehogs, and also the impacts on soil health and structure. Ceri will also introduce us to the National Recording Scheme for scarab beetles and British Scarabs.

 

Ruth Barden (Wessex Water - Director of Catchment & Environmental) will focus more on human drug pathways into the water environment and the project between a number of partners including Wessex Water, B&NES (Public Health & Environment teams), University of Bath and Natural England on Green Prescribing. 

This talk will cover wider research undertaken in partnership with the University of Bath and the national Chemical Investigations Programme to understand the emerging contaminants of concern, pathways and potential control measures to minimise wider environmental impacts.

 

We hope the topic will be of widespread interest bringing together members of the general public with those with more specific interest including farmers, vets, doctors, pharmacists, councillors, academics, students, and members of environmental organisations.

See full details and reserve a place through Eventbrite

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Screening of the film ‘2040’ on 25 March at 7pm - Hosted by Transition Corsham

Transition Corsham, in conjunction with Pound Arts, are doing an online screening of this powerful and uplifting film, about how the world can respond positively to the challenge of climate change and what the future could look like if we did.  Click on the link below for more details and to book your ticket.

 

https://poundarts.org.uk/whats-on/online-film-2040/

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Green your business webinar - 18th March

Bath and West Community Energy are hosting this webinar focusing on the various schemes and grants available to businesses, in order to reduce their impact on the environment.

Do you know of, or work in, any businesses that might benefit from information on any of the following?

  • Green Business Grants

  • Rooftop Solar schemes 

  • SME Construction Trade-specific opportunities 

  • Sustainable transport support 

  • Related schemes on surplus food & business support

If so, follow this LINK for the webinar details.

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Local Plan Consultations - Practical advice for responding - 1pm 4th March 2021

It is so important to ensure that as many people as possible respond to the local plan consultations as they will set the future direction for Wiltshire. Responses need to be in by 5pm on 8th March.

Nick Murry will be hosting a  special meeting to provide people with some guidance and advice. This is an open meeting. Click HERE to get the Zoom link

Sustainable Living Zoom Talks + Q&A's

Eva Rowe, a local sustainable blogger and 'old hat' at sustainable living, is running a series of zoom talks to share with us what she has learned over the last 5 years. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session.

Join us for a different topic every Tuesday @ 6pm.

12.01.21 - Sustainable Periods
19.01.21 - Saving Food Waste
26.01.21 - Sustainable Sex

02.02.21 - Going Plant Based
09.02.21 - Package Free Shopping
16.02.21 - Sustainable Fashion
23.02.21 - Plastic Free Bathroom Swaps
02.03.21 - Going Through Your Bin

To register to take part click here.

WCA Youth Meeting with WC Councillors Monday 22nd February at 5pm 

WCA Youth climate conference 22nd Feb in

The WCA Youth group is organising a conference with all the WC councillors due to be held on 22nd February 2021. All the councillors have been invited and some have so far agreed to attend. This will provide an opportunity for our younger member to let councillors know how important Climate Change is to them.

 

The meeting will be open to all members to view. Please do register on the following LINK

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West of England mass transit project - A interesting webinar about Mass transit hosted by West of England Combined Authority - 25th Feb

Join us for an interactive, informal session with a focus on transport and:

  • Find out about mass transit

  • Discover its benefits for the region

  • Receive an update on our plans and progress

  • Give your early thoughts on what’s important for you.

Find out more here: www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/mass-transit-project/

If you have any questions, please contact our team by emailing:

MassTransit@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

Book your place on this LINK

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Zero Carbon - Why NOT Nuclear? - 25th Feb at 7PM

SALISBURY CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT INVITES YOU TO

A WEBINAR ON THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY AT 7.00PM

Speakers: Dr Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone

An opportunity to hear two key researchers from Sussex University speak about their evidence that nuclear power is obsolete in achieving zero-carbon, but exists now purely to underpin military use.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

Save the date - Details to book HERE

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Danny Kruger MP to host Wiltshire Climate Summit - 19th Feb 11.00 to 4pm

Danny Kruger one of Wiltshire's MPs is hosting to Climate Summit which should be very interesting and will include contribution from the former Covid-26 President Claire Perry..

It would be great to see this event being supported by many WCA members so that MPs across Wiltshire understand the strength of feeling that we have about the climate emergency.

Click HERE for more details and register for the meeting