14th -16th November
We are associate members of the Radical Routes network of social change co-ops. This is an example of nationwide co-operative mutual aid, a glimpse of how consensus decision making could shape a better future!
Four times a year, the member and associate member co-ops get together at “gatherings”. These weekend events have a social function, but are also the places at which all important decisions are taken. They are open meetings and anyone is welcome to attend.
This gathering is being hosted at the Cowley Club (http://www.cowleyclub.org.uk/?About) a radical social centre in Brighton there is free accomodation in a local stiener school and there will be some accustic entertainment, stuff happening at the Cowely Club and we could explore the city. They have delicious vegan catering which usually costs £15 for the weekend.
Trains look to be quite expensive, a return is about £85 without a rail card. £32 return on National express coach. There are also several other co-ops in Leeds going so car share might be possible and cheaper. If you are interested lets start communication
FYI all….this could be fascinating…all trustees, directors and leadership of IGD are from the mega food corporations of the world…I find it difficult to imagine that they have the world in mind by being part of this…but who knows? Richard
Working on Waste: Feeding the Future 11:45 – 2:00 (talk 12:00 until 1:00 then refreshments and networking)
Speakers from the University, Marks and Spencer, and IGD, a food and consumer goods industry research charity, will be discussing food sustainability at ‘Feeding the Future’ on Thursday 30 October at stage@leeds. Each will give an insight into the impact of food waste and future solutions. Admission to the event is free, but places are limited and you will need to register in advance. For more information and to sign up, please see the Feeding the Future webpage<http://www.food.leeds.ac.uk/home/news/feeding-the-future.html>.
On the 28th of October the BBC flagship horticultural show ‘Gardeners Question Time’ will be recorded at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University). The event is hosted by a university-supported project: Back to Front, which was formed to create ‘front gardens that look good and taste better’ by inspiring people to grow fruit and vegetables in deprived areas of Leeds. Leeds Beckett Landscape Architecture students played a major role in the early days of Back to Front, helping to design a manual for would-be growers which included creative hints and tips on cultivating small front gardens using innovative and fun ‘up-cycled’ materials. This year students will be designing demonstration gardens in Cross Green to help inspire members of the public. Gardeners of all persuasions are invited to come and meet the panel, and ask questions on any horticultural topic of their choosing. Eric Robson is in the chair and the team will be Bob Flowerdew, Christine Walkden and Matthew Wilson.
Bardon Grange have started a monthly film night. Following the success of our first film night, a month has passed and it’s time for the next! Next week our film night we will be an introduction to permaculture.
Permaculture is “an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living … It tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world in very different climates and cultural circumstances.” [http://www.permaculture.co.uk/what-is-permaculture]
Come to the Common Room (ground floor of the University Union) for 8pm.
The next film night will be on Thursday 30th January, more info to follow.
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has produced a report on how Britian could become zero Carbon by 2050. Someon from CAT is coming to talk about the report.
We are anticipating this event to be very popular please send an email to luke_tilley@ hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend!
6pm, Seminar room 3 (level 8) Earth and environemnt