Come and join our monthly meeting. This month we welcome James from Stroudco (part of the national Open Food Network) and one of Stroudco's suppliers, Clare from Oakbrook Zero Dig Market Garden, to speak to us about local, plastic-free online shopping and the benefits of local food production, zero dig methods and soil health. The excellent Repair Cafe will be in the building too. Tea and coffee by donation, all welcome!
This community screening of the feature-length documentary, The Story of Plastic, is a searing exposé revealing the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance fighting back, The Story of Plastic is a life-changing, Emmy-winning film depicting one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
There will be a Q&A session after the film with Steve Hynd, Policy Manager for City to Sea and Stroud District Councillor for the Greens, and Claudi Williams from Action on Plastic, author of 'Small Steps to Less Waste'.
By invitation of the Sheepscombe Climate Action Network, Claudi Williams will speak about the steps we can all take to reduce consumption, eliminate plastic and support the local economy, Chloe Turner will update us on Stroud District Council’s 2030 climate action strategy, and Alicia Carey will introduce various groups and schemes in the district that work towards climate action goals.
Advance notice of an event at Atelier Stroud, celebrating the publication of ‘Small Steps to Less Waste’ – Stories to Inspire Change’ with exhibits and demonstrations by Claudi Williams, Kath Child and other contributors to the book. Facilitated by Katy Bevan, Hawthorn Press.
Claudi Williams from Stroud's Action on Plastic will be joining our next Café meeting to talk about Zero Waste lifestyle. All welcome to join us @wildcarrotchavenage from 1pm on Saturday 14 August. See you there - don't forget to bring your Keep cup!
Introducing a proposal for transforming waste and surplus into resources by creating local hubs and an online platform. With Will Mansell, founder of the Grace Network, and Alicia Carey, CEO of Hawkwood College. The event will also be live streamed on Zoom.