The launch in April kept us entertained with ‘performances’, activities and refreshments throughout the afternoon. The challenge cards have been sent out and we will soon know how much carbon we have saved as a community.
So what happens next?
In ‘Phase 2′ we will move forward with projects that help us reduce our carbon footprint and increase our sustainability. For example, the new allotments are a great opportunity to reduce food miles by growing local produce. We have a vibrant and enthusiastic group that meets in the Nevile Arms. If you would like to join us or have ideas for ‘green’ projects we would love to hear from you. It doesn’t matter whether you have yet to install your first low energy light bulb or whether you are already living in a carbon neutral windmill, it would be great to have your ideas and enthusiasm to move forward as a community.Click here to send any comments or ideas to Alastair.
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A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Greening Kinoulton meeting in October. The day was very well attended with around 150 enjoying the activities and food through the day. Part of the day was hosted in the school hall where we were able to see all the work the children have been doing toward eco-school status. They have already achieved bronze status and are on their way toward silver.
A special thank you to all the exhibitors; to Sharon, Jan and the Girl Guides for making the soup, the Hickling Bread Bashers for their loaves and all the cake makers who made their contributions with minimal “food miles”.
During the meeting people discussed simple steps to reduce energy consumption and waste. Then the most popular were selected to become Kinoulton’s greening pledges. Collectively these actions can add up to a significant reduction in our community’s carbon footprint. So what happens next?
We have come this far with a small group championing the cause but to make a real difference we need everyone involved. We would like to invite you to come along to a meeting in the Nevile Arms on Wednesday 9th December at 8pm. It doesn’t matter whether you have yet to install your first low energy light bulb or whether you are already living in a carbon neutral windmill, we would love to have your ideas and enthusiasm to move forward as a community.
Click here to send any comments or ideas to Alastair.