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Please join us at Springhead for an enlightening talk about creating sustainable homes with healthy interiors and eco-friendly building and heating techniques, presented by Jenny Morisetti, an interior designer and expert in energy efficiency retrofits for pre 1919 buildings, healthy home environments with natural or recycled materials and home biology. Do you know how to ‘sail’ your house? Has it reached its full potential in terms of low carbon efficiency? What is 'Home Biology' and how can you create a healthy interior environment? All these interesting questions and more will be covered in Jenny's illustrated presentation on sustainable homes. The entry fee for this event will be £2 for members of either Sustainable Dorset (Dorset Agenda 21) or Springhead, or £4 for non-members. It is hoped that you will join one of these registered charities online as this only costs £6/£12 or £10 per year respectively and this will save you £2 off each event. Full details on membership benefits and options are given on their websites below: https://www.sustainabledorset.org/join https://www.springheadtrust.org.uk/support-us/join-the-friends-of-springhead
Please join us for our second 'Sustainability Fair' on Sunday 18th August in Angus Wood, a delightful woodland setting in the heart of Blandford, not far from Blandford Fire Station. This time our theme for talks and films will be the loss of biodiversity and how we can help to 'Save Our Species' from suffering and extinction. All proceeds will go to support the charities Sustainable Dorset/Dorset Agenda 21 and Blandford Environmental Trust. Come and enjoy a wonderful variety of tasty plant-based savories, snacks, cakes & drinks whilst enjoying live music from 'DirtStew' or listening to interesting talks and films on how we can all help reduce biodiversity loss and create a healthier future for our planet and all creatures living on it. There will be lots of food and drink stalls and information stands to browse as you wander through the lovely venue in a wooded community park. There will be fun for all the family with creative activities for children, whilst for adults there will be informative talks or films throughout the day. The talks and films start at 11am and finish at 5pm with a musical interlude at lunchtime. In order to cover the costs of the venue, toilet hire, free entry talks, films and music we would be grateful for a small entry donation (children under 16 free) with proceeds going to support Sustainable Dorset/DA21 and Blandford War on Waste. PARKING: Although there are yellow lines on the town centre end, there is plenty of free unrestricted parking on St Leonard's Avenue to the north of the venue and in side-roads, or at M&S nearby. REDUCING OUR WASTE: Please remember to bring along your own re-usable cups, glasses, drinking bottles etc to minimise waste - there will be refills of SPECIAL FILTERED WATER available from Gabriela Lerner's stand, and all stallholders have been requested to minimise plastic and waste. RECYCLING COLLECTION POINT: On the Sustainable Dorset stand we will also have a big sack to collect in a variety of recyclable waste items for charity via Ideas2Action.com and the 'RecyclingForGoodCauses' scheme, such as unwanted watches, jewellery, stamps, foreign coins & notes, mobile phones, cameras, satnavs, printer cartridges etc - there's a list on their website at: http://www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org/individual-donors - so please bring along any of these you would like us to recycle for you.
Please join us for another friendly Resurgence Readers' Meetup and social at Weavers Club. As you'll see from the link below, there are lots of Resurgence & Ecologist articles free to read online, so you're welcome to join us, even if you're not yet a subscriber. However, we highly recommend signing up to this excellent magazine, which we feel is the best publication available on environmental issues, plus social justice, ethical living and the arts (and is actually run as a charity as well!). Current magazine articles are available on the following link: https://www.resurgence.org/magazine/current.html As before, this will be a free entry event, but please buy a drink from Weavers' bar in return for free use of their premises for our meetup. However the only food available is sandwiches and nibbles. For more information on Weavers Club, please see: http://weaversofsherborne.co.uk Please bring your magazine (if you have one) or some notes or thoughts on an article or two that you have read in the magazine or any relevant issue you would like to discuss. It would also be helpful if you could bring your diary so we can fix the date for next month's meetup. Thanks
Please join us for our friendly Resurgence Meetup at Hilfield Friary followed at 2pm by an enlightening talk entitled 'Don't Hide What's Inside!' by Jane O'Meara of the GM Free Dorset updating us on the latest campaigns and news on GM and GE foods. For more information on the national anti-GM campaign please see: https://www.gmfreeze.org RESURGENCE & ECOLOGIST READERS’ GROUP Programme for Sunday 15th september[masked] Arrival and refreshments 10.45 Welcome & introduction (Pam Rosling) 10.50 Short meditation (led by Ken Huggins) 11.05 Round robin to introduce ourselves to new members 11.15 Comfort break 11.30 Resurgence & Ecologist magazine: Please share with the group your comments on an article from any recent issue which you found particularly interesting, concerning, or maybe uplifting! If you are not a subscriber, please see http://www.resurgence.org for online articles. 12.30 An opportunity for feedback & discussion about the group (led by Pam Rosling). 12.45 Lunch Break. Drinks will be available but please bring your own picnic which you are welcome to eat either in the room or in the beautiful grounds of Hilfield Friary, which are well worth exploring. 13.45 Refreshments 14.00 Talk: 'Don't Hide What's Inside!' by Jane O'Meara of GM Free Dorset There will be a short comfort break at about[masked] Refreshments, questions and discussion 16.30 Close of day This is a free entry meetup, but a donation of £6-£10 for the day would be much appreciated to cover costs for this lovely venue and refreshments. Hot drinks will be provided, but PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH, and suitable footwear if you'd like to walk round the beautiful Friary grounds. For further information on Hilfield Friary, please see http://hilfieldfriary.org.uk