Me and Ben thought it’d be a good idea to turn the Things Green Action booklet into a more interesting read! And have it ready for Freshers if poss.
At the moment it is all text, not very accessible.. It would be really useful for newcomers as they may miss an intro meeting, or perhaps get overwhelmed with all the info at that first meeting! It is also a nice way fro preserving what happened to GA in the past, so in years to come people can still benefit from the booklet. It can alsdo go up on the website.
Deadline and Money
I have asked for a quote from footrpint and they said 36pp A5 booklet with colour front and back is £69.50 (so thats £1.39 per booklet) and they said they would need the booklet a week in advance, but also said as its such a small run they could do it on the spot! So that means we need to get the booklet sorted for the week starting 14th Sept.
As GA doesnt seem to have much money, I dont mind fronting the cash
Things we had in mind for contents
Attached is the ‘everything you need to know about GA’ and the bulk of the in fo would come from that
History about GA
Interview from a current and past member
Interview form a co-oridnator, or a day in the life of..
Closer look at one campaign
An allotments page
Basically it would be everything we do in an intro meeting, but put into pretty pictures and words!
If you want to help out, we could have a meet up, and then get on with it – lets try to minimise meetings and maximise actions, we could do alot over email
I propose we have a meeting on Tuesday the 25th Aug at 5.30pm at my house (16 Sholeebroke Ave) and I can cook dinner too. Please say if this aint good for you with hitting the ‘reply to all’ button
As alot of the content is there I dont think the meeting needs to be long, and we can just get on with doing our pages after that
Me and some others have also been getting excited about writing a food zine, with recipes, how to cook pulses, conversion charts, using pressure cookers, hayboxes, how to make a rocket stove, what to do with stuff we sell at the co-op etc… So if you wanna help with that, give me an email too
Cheers and see yas soon?