3 February 2020
A full list of these meetings can be viewed here.
Invitation to members - join us on our rambles
Our rambles are an ideal way for members to get to know each other and put the world to rights as well as keeping fit into the bargain. They are generally two to three hours long and 10 kilometres in distance.
Would members who are interested in going on the February ramble or any future rambles please access further information on the Green Party Members website. You will need to sign in as a member, and click on the Local Party tab. You can then request to be included on the Rambles mailing list. This will mean that any updates or amendments, particularly if the weather is bad, can be emailed directly to you as soon as they are announced.
Peter Waldschmidt – NSGP
Thursday 13th February, 7.30pm to 8.45pm
Venue: Hangstones Pavilion, Yatton, BS49 4HS Map.
Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer of the Gold Standard organisation will:
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other NGOs to ensure that carbon offset projects not only ‘deliver’ but also foster sustainable development. It acts as a standard and certification body to maximise the impact of climate and development activities.
We are planning to hold a ‘Green Open Homes’ event on the weekend of the 13th-14th June 2020 and are looking for active participants to open their homes. And of course we will need lots of visitors! The event will be for the whole of North Somerset, but if we have enough interest, we may subdivide it into more local sections.
Are you the proud occupant of a home with ‘green’ credentials, a home which is exceptionally well insulated, or has a living roof, a ground or air source heat pump or anything else you consider contributes to its energy efficiency? Do you generate your own electricity with solar panels or a wind turbine? Maybe you even live in a Passive Home? Are you keen to spread the word about the benefits of such technology and prepared to open your doors to your fellow citizens?
If interested, please contact
7pm to 9.30pm, Wills Building, Park Street, Bristol
The climate crisis is fast approaching. We have 8 years of carbon budget left beforescade of tipping points becomes extremely likely. How can the UK stop using fossil fuels? Where are the biggest challenges and how far will cost and efficiency trends in solar and wind take us?
Avon Needs Trees is hosting economist and author Chris Goodall, one of the UK’s leading thinkers on these topics. In particular, Chris is a close observer of developments in ‘green hydrogen’ and he will be explaining the implications for our build-out of renewables and for our heating and transport sectors. What is the role of community energy?
Chris will also be presenting his thoughts on how we will tackle the really high-emission sectors of clothing, aviation, steel and cement. A change of land-use is essential but how will we feed 8 billion people? And most fundamental of all, are these questions just for government or does individual action matter?
Chris’s new book ‘What We Need To Do Now’ will be on sale (£8.99), and all ticket sale receipts will go to Avon Needs Trees’ purchase of land in the Bristol-Avon catchment area. The goal is to replant and rewild, creating new, permanent forest. See www.avonneedstrees.org.uk for details.
Ticket information is available here.