3 February 2020

Dates for your diary: February 2020 onwards

NSGP meetings in 2020


A full list of these meetings can be viewed here.

NSGP Rambles: this February and taking place throughout the year


Invitation to members - join us on our rambles

Photo of NSGP members on a rambleOur 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 

Open Meeting: 13th February - Climate change and sustainability: what can we do?


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:

  • provide an insight into the latest policy and science thinking from the UN Climate Summit in 2019 (COP25)Photo of wind farm in sea
  • discuss how we can think about three levels of responsibility – ourselves, our organisations and locale and our national and international commitments
  • conclude by looking ahead to the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow 2020 (COP26)

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. 


Green Open Homes weekend:  volunteers needed now


photo of a barn with solar panelsWe 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



Monday 30th March: What we need to do now - Chris Goodall


7pm to 9.30pm, Wills Building, Park Street, Bristol


The climate crisis is fast approaching. We have 8 years of carbon budget left beforeLogo of Avon Needs Treesscade 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.









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