- Climate for electric cars? – A talk by Anthony Simpson, Mon. 25th Feb., 8.00pm at Blewbury Manor Barn
Are you thinking of switching to an electric car? Due to climate change and air pollution, the shift from diesel and petrol towards electric vehicles is accelerating. But are they really more environmentally friendly? Can our electricity system cope? Anthony will describe the latest developments and thinking, which should help you decide if you are ready to go electric! Tickets £6 (including a glass of wine) from the Post Office, or on the door (if not sold out).
- Sustainable jet fuel from rubbish – how does that work?
A talk by Dr. Neville Hargreaves, Mon. 1st April, 8.00 pm in the Melland Room, Blewbury Clubhouse
Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation is tougher than for any other form of transport – and emissions are growing fast. Neville is working with British Airways and others on an exciting project to build the UK’s first commercial sustainable jet-fuel plant. This will convert household waste into jet fuel – reducing greenhouse gases and converting hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste that would otherwise be incinerated or put into landfill. He will describe how the process works, what it can do for the environment now and in the future, and the many practical challenges of bringing a really big industrial project to fruition.
Tickets £4 from the Post Office or on the door (if not sold out); drinks available from the bar.
- Hedge laying
Our hedge laying group have been laying the hedge along Coffin Way, the footpath from Westbrook Street to Upton. After a number of Sunday morning sessions, starting in December, we are now about two-thirds of the way along the 200m hedge and the end is in sight! There should be no difficulty in finishing by early to
mid-March in order not to disturb nesting birds, and we always welcome people who want to learn more about this country craft – just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE ITEMS TO A GOOD HOME
|Boxed (unopened) John Lewis metal (silver colour) extendable curtain rail with integral rings and fixings. 160cm to 310cm
Also the following which are used, but in working order:
· Beldray cordless Hand vac with charger
· Lakeland “Easystore” spiralizer
· Kenwood hand mixer
· Ironing Board (standard size with cover)
|Jill & Michael Allen
|Electric stapler + box of staples||Chris Whatmore email@example.com||851055|
|To freecycle your item please send a short description, email & phone number to Lydia Inglis (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
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