Over the two weeks of COP26, it was a busy time in Pitlochry with a number of events organised in response to it. The Pitlochry Community Tattie Bogle and Tumshie Festival, and two craft workshops on stone painting and bunting making with Pitlochry Community Support Group. Our Zero-waste Festival on Sunday 7th November, all of which have been great successes and were focussed on reusing resources. And there are more events to be organised over the coming months.
We want to finish our response to COP26 with the screening of the Australian Climate Solutions film, 2040. We realise some of you will have seen this documentary already but it is such a positive film that we wanted to re-screen it for everyone to enjoy again. There are 3 screenings, two in person screenings (Dates and Times are Saturday 27th Nov, 6.45pm and Sunday 28th Nov, 2.30pm) or a virtual screening (you can watch anytime between Saturday 27th Dec from 6.30pm to Sunday 28th Dec 6.30pm) so you can choose which version you are most comfortable with and the in person screenings will take place in the Atholl Centre as they have a screen and projector. Link to the Eventbrite pages are below to book your places and we have made it a free event for everyone. Any problems please come back to me. Please share with your family and friends as we have 100 tickets all together to use .
I would like to add a reflection or two from some Climate Cafe experiences of the Global Day of Action March during COP26.
“Glasgow on Saturday, 6th November was cold, wet and windy - a day to coorie in with a good book. But one hundred thousand people, fired up to call for real action on the climate crisis, chose otherwise and gathered in Kelvingrove Park to march through the city to Glasgow Green. The march was strongly multi-cultural, local people walking alongside others who had travelled thousands of miles to advocate for their countries, many of which were very seriously and immediately threatened. Multiple disparate groups were represented, all unified by a common passion and purpose. The grass roots climate movement is growing fast, dispelling the myth that individuals can make minimal impact in the face of political inertia and corporate power. On Saturday the turnout of people embracing the old adage “far better to light a candle than curse the darkness” testified to this. “
"It was obvious from the huge variety of groups attending how much climate change issues are bound up with Justice, politics and human rights”
Our final Climate cafe meetings of 2021 were to be held on Thursday 2nd Dec, 7pm to 9pm and Tuesday 14th Dec, 1pm to 3pm both in the Moulin Hall. The CC on Tuesday 14th Dec was originally organised for Tuesday 7th Dec but will now take place the following week.
To come along and watch 2040 in person on Saturday 27th November 6.45pm, please use this link:
To come along and watch 2040 in person on Sunday 28th November 2.30pm, please use this link:
To watch 2040 virtually. The 24 hour virtual Screening from Saturday 27th November 6.30pm to Sunday 28th November 6,30pm, please use this link: https://2040pdcc.eventbrite.co.uk
These willl be this Thursday 4th November 7pm and Tuesday 9th November 1pm at the Moulin Hall.
Please let Carol know if you will be attending either Climate Cafe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next climate cafe is on Tuesday 19th October 1pm to 3pm in the Moulin Hall. The evening Climate Cafe is Wednesday 20th October, 7pm to 9pm in the Atholl Centre.
Please let Carol know if you are coming - email@example.com
Here's some good news!! You can now recycle clean, soft ‘scrunchable’ plastics at Pitlochry Co-op. What is scrunchable? Scrunch it up tight - if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it's soft plastic. The instore collection point is near the front doors and they will accept soft plastics from any brand or retailer and includes:
Plastic carrier bags
Lids from ready meals
Chocolate, cake and biscuit wrappers,
Fruit and vegetable clear wrappers
Toilet roll wrappers
Wine box inners.
For the full list please check -https://www.coop.co.uk/environment/soft-plastics/packaging-list
We are hoping to re-start our in person meetings. There are two provisionally planned at the Moulin Hall - Tues the 24th, 1-3pm, and Weds the 25th, 7-9pm. If you would like to attend either (or both!) of these meetings please get in touch with Carol - firstname.lastname@example.org
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