Forthcoming events

August 2020 Climate Cairn in Stroud

Building has resumed, please see the Climate Cairn page to find out how you can take part!

July 2020, Climate Cairn in Stroud

The climate cairn is set to resume building work
with suitable precautions, 2 m spacing and just six people at a time !
This project will build a physical feature in the landscape,
which will be a message of hope and a call to action for the future of our biosphere.

Location: Capel’s Mill wildlife site, Dr Newton’s Way, Stroud.

Further details to be announced.

Thursday 16th July, at 2pm – 3pm. RSPB Webinar – Nature in the Green Recovery: Big Ideas for where Nature-Based Solutions can go next

The RSPB is pleased to invite you to our webinar to explore the vast array of nature-based solutions to climate change that could play a vital role in tackling the nature and climate crises – as part of the Green Recovery and beyond.
This webinar will explore the vast array of nature-based solutions to climate change that could play a vital role in tackling the nature and climate crises – as part of the Green Recovery and beyond. Chaired by the RSPB’s CEO, Beccy Speight, with speakers from the RSPB, Sustain, National Trust, Plantlife, Greenpeace and WWF making short ‘pitches’ for their nature-based solutions. The pitches will be followed by a response from Rebecca Pow MP and Lloyd Russell Moyle MP. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7rhPwz0hSUCOK0cIpHx6qw

Details received from the Climate Coalition

Thursday 16th July, 2 – 3.30 p.m. – webinar – Faith for the Climate

Faith for the Climate are delighted to announce their next free event on 16 July: Faith and a Green Recovery – Thinking Global, Acting Local. The discussion will explore how we can support demands to build back better, and create global impact through our local actions, drawing on our speakers’ experience in the UK, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. We would be delighted to see you there, and will be sharing details afterwards. https://faithfortheclimate.org.uk/news/Faith-and-a-Green-Recovery-Thinking-Global-Acting-Local

Details received from the Climate Coalition

Thursday 16th July, 4-5pm, webinar – How can you journey with your MP to COP26?

Keeping Faith in the Climate – by Hope for the Future

This hour-long session will provide an overview of why COP26 is so critical, and act as a comprehensive guide to how you can work with your MP to help make it a success. Register now! https://loom.ly/KYk9CDg

Details received from the Climate Coalition

30 June 2020, Virtual Mass Lobby of Parliament

For more details, see https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/

On 30 June we are coming together for a virtual lobby, inviting you, and thousands of others to ask MPs to put people, climate and nature at the heart of our nation’s recovery. https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/virtual-lobby

The UK is at a turning point. As we build back from the current health crisis, we have the opportunity to rebuild a resilient economy that benefits everyone in society and tackle climate change and nature’s decline, creating jobs and protecting the most vulnerable in the UK and around the world. Or we can let the moment for change pass us by, go back to old ways and wait for new crises to hit.

Using our voices to call for action is more important than ever. Have a virtual cup of tea with your MP on Tuesday 30 June and tell them that #TheTimeIsNow to put a healthy, greener, fairer future at the heart of plans to rebuild from the Coronavirus crisis.

READ THE VIRTUAL LOBBY GUIDE
https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/s/Virtual-Mass-Lobby-supporter-guide.pdf

Fri 21 Feb 2020, Stroud – Help Build a Climate Cairn

Climate Cairn

Come and help build a climate cairn,
a stone structure, a beacon of hope;
Stroud’s statement to the future regarding the climate crisis,
the extinction of species, and the loss of habitats.
Each stone represents efforts for the climate,
and our ecosystems. Bring yourself and a pebble !
Come and share actions for wildlife, climate and ecological sustainability by adding a rock or a fossil. As you add it, please tell people what you do, your plans, your thoughts.
Each stone also represents the earth under our feet, its carbon cycles and life support systems.
Each handful represents a person too, their feelings, needs and place in the world.
Please take a pebble from the cairn as a reminder, to hold in your pocket, and return with more ideas.
The climate cairn is a message, a spur to greater action, a symbol of community togetherness on this, the greatest challenge we face: the preservation of life, ourselves, and the whole web of life on the earth.

Location:
Capel’s Mill wildlife site, Dr Newton’s Way, Stroud (across the road from Waitrose). Capel’s Mill site is managed by Stroud Valleys Project and the canal regeneration scheme, and is owned by Stroud District Council.

Fri 21 February, 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm
Introductions, sharing of the principles of the cairn.
Preparation of the ground. Gloves and boots recommended.

Sun 8 March, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – EVENT POSTPONED FOR THE MOMENT, PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE.
Introductions and sharing,
Building the first course of dry stone.
Further regular sessions: to be arranged.

Organised by climate friends, Stroud Valleys Project in partnership with Stroud District Council

Sun 8 Mar, Help Build a Climate Cairn

(see event details for 21 Feb above)

10.00 am – 1.00 pm – EVENT POSTPONED FOR THE MOMENT, PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE.

Introductions and sharing,
Building the first course of dry stone.
Further regular sessions: to be arranged.

Organised by climate friends, Stroud Valleys Project in partnership with Stroud District Council

Wed 4 March and Wed 11 March  – CANCELLED – STAFF ILLNESS, Stroud – Domestic Energy Awareness – Deep Retrofit

Free training sessions on domestic energy awareness taking place at the Exchange, Brick Row, Stroud, led by Severn Wye Energy Agency. Please see the e-mail of 15 Jan on the page http://gloscan.org/community-energy-action-group-transition-stroud/ for details.Booking here: https://doodle.com/poll/ybwatazyn6z3uy9v

Sun 8 March, Stroud – Help Build a Climate Cairn – EVENT POSTPONED FOR THE MOMENT, PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE

10.00 am – 1.00 p.m. Capel’s Mill wildlife site, Dr Newton’s Way, Stroud, (across the road from Waitrose). See details above. Introductions and sharing.  Building the first course of dry stone. Further regular sessions: to be arranged.