Forthcoming Events

CLIMATE SUMMIT 2020

Event location: Masonic Hall
Event date and time: 04/04/2020 10:30

A programme of events

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th April 2020
Venue for Saturday - Masonic Hall BS28 4AB

(Including Seedy-Swap table and willow water for gardeners)
 
 

SATURDAY
 

10.45am Doors open – a warm welcome awaits with tea and coffee.
 
11am - 1pm Sonya Bedford MBE Green Wedmore’s vice-chair will open the event and introduce our speakers for the morning….. DO YOU FEEL DEMOCRACY IS BROKEN?  IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE.  Come to a People’s Assembly. The People’s Assembly will be explained by Marguerite Paffard and is a way for a group of people to discuss issues, generate ideas and make decisions collectively. All voices are heard and valued equally and no one person or group is able to dominate the process. Come along and experience this participatory democratic process, letting group wisdom generate ideas and solutions to a current issue.
 
1pm - 2pm Lunch break – please bring your own packed lunch (tea and coffee available throughout) or there are many local places within walking distance where you can buy a delicious lunch.
 
 
2pm - 2.15pm 'Anti-fast fashion show - local school children bring to the catwalk their remodelled and up cycled fashion, to show that following trends doesn't have to cost the earth! Find out how 'fast fashion' damages our planet and learn how to re-work pre-loved clothing.
 
2.15pm - 4.15pm The Green New Deal by Danielle Paffard - a vision for the future ‘’It's 2030, and together we’ve solved the climate and inequality crisis. The UK public fought for, and won, a Green New Deal, and transitioned our economy and society to be fair, sustainable and democratic. Come along to explore how we all did it, and how you could be involved.’’ This session will cover the history and vision of the GND, as well as concrete organising plans to get there.
 
4.15pm - 6pm Networking/break for supper - please bring your own food or visit a local restaurant – there are many to choose from!
 
6pm - 6.30pm Presentation by Tristan Faith from The Food Forest Project (FFP). Tonight we are very excited to launch a new village project which is a collaborative initiative between the FFP, Wedmore Parish Council and Green Wedmore, its aim is to create a community food foraging site in the centre of the village.  Please come and learn more about where the project will be.  Permaculture is a holistic term used to describe sustainable ways of living; it is the method of developing sustainable ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems universally accessible to everyone, anywhere
 
6.30pm – 7pm Green Wedmore talk by Sonya Bedford on Green Wedmore’s aims and objectives and how it can achieve Zero Carbon by 2030
 
Refreshment break for 15 minutes
 
7.15pm Film – Living the Change is a feature-length documentary that explores solutions to the global crisis we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
 
 

SUNDAY

 
10am - 11.30am Green Wedmore's famous Free-cycle event in the car park at the end of The Lerburne - There are TWO rules to this event:
  1. No money changes hands!   2. You take home anything you didn't manage to give away!
 
11.30am directly from the Free cycle event we access the site for the Food Forest Project known as Worthington Woods – it is only a short distance from the car park. Everyone welcome to come to this, there will be an explanation of what the project hopes to achieve and time for Q and A
 
12 noon We plan to make a walk to Terry’s Community Woodland – please join us for a stroll and natter on the way – bring a flask if you want and a few biscuits!
 
This event is being hosted by Green Wedmore – for further information please look in the local press, our website greenwedmore.co.uk or email greenwedmorev@gmail.com. This is a free event – donations most welcome.
 
Anyone can be a part of Green Wedmore environmental group and can attend the monthly meetings - first Monday of the month The Swan 7.30pm