Our next environmental chat will take place on Friday 17th April as 10th April is Good Friday, in Pitlochry Town Hall, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry, 7pm to 9pm. A Climate Cafe is where people come together for a regular monthly meeting which is open to everyone of any age whether they are familiar with climate change or not, but are interested in its effects on the environment. Come chat about any concerns or interests you have, exchange information, find some answers. For more information contact:- Carol Aitken: email@example.com or check out our Face Book page: Climate Cafe Pitlochry & District and our new Website: pitlochrycc.co.uk courtesy of Kate Kirby for more tips and information.
This month we are organising another Zero Waste event in the Pitlochry Town Hall on Saturday 18th April from 10am till 3pm. The Spring Green Festival will include a selection of stalls providing different products from food to plants, activities for the kids, a Biodynamic garden talk and a yoga session to name a few and we will be providing information on reducing waste, recycling and continue our Big Climate Conversation.
We are also working with Jane King and Jenni Moncrieff from both the Climate Cafe and the local Rotary Club to support the reduction of single-use plastic in Pitlochry, to make our town more 'plastic-lite'. We know that we cannot stop using plastics as it is such a useful and practical material, but the aim is to reduce its use, to reuse and refill containers and water bottles and then recycle the rest. We will also be encouraging those with shop windows to create a sculpture made from their single use or non recyclable waste and to display a poster to the effect that we are all working together to make Pitlochry ‘plastic-lite’. Check out Macnaughton's Hanger man.
The following is from Philip Bryers of POG -
Great news: We have been successful with our bid for funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to organise an event entitled:
Our Land, Our Food: preparing for the future and protecting our planet
Margaret Lear, with help from other POG members, is working on details of the event, which will take place on Saturday 21 March 2020 from 10.30 – 13.30 in St Matthews Church, Tay Street, Perth. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.15
There will be two speakers - Keesje Avis (Senior Policy Officer with Nourish Scotland, a non-governmental organisation campaigning on food justice issues) and James Murdoch of Extinction Rebellion. There will be time for small group work and discussion. Participation is free, and priority will be given to POG members.
Booking is online via Eventbrite is about to open. If you have difficulty accessing the event on Eventbrite, the contact is Margaret Lear at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01738 787278
In the meantime we need the help of POG members with the following tasks:
· Someone to staff the desk, book people in and hand out name labels
· People making tea and coffee at start and during break
· A note-keeper for each session, recording main points of speakers and comments during feedback sessions
· Volunteers from POG to take part in discussion at each table, keep conversation rolling, possibly do the recording. (We don't want all the POGers to be at one table!)
· Technical assistance in case of digital disasters!!
· From everyone: please bring finger foods to share (cake, biscuits. savoury stuff, samosas etc) - with an emphasis where possible on locally produced/home grown. I know this might be a tall order in March (!), but it would be good for participants to know what ingredients we've found that are our own or local - and see we try to practise what we preach!
· From everyone: contact details and ideas of local organisations we should invite, either to attend or to have an information table, or even just send information along.
Please contact Margaret with your offers of help on email@example.com – the sooner the better!