After our meeting on the 19th February our next environmental chat on Zoom will take place on Friday 12th March 2021 from 7pm. Get in touch if you'd like a link for either of these get-togethers.
A Climate Café is where people come together for an informal 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.
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Perth & Kinross Council's community engagement on Climate Action Strategy: the results are expected by April 2021. Thank you to everyone who took part in the surveys and the different phase online sessions.
Our exciting news: By now we have taken those first steps in the creation of a local Community Eco Hub as the Refill Station will be open in Pitlochry. Our information centre will be open as soon as possible after that under the current circumstances. We will be gathering and making available up to date information on 1.Energy efficiency, 2.Food, 3.Waste and 4.Transport. Our intention is to provide regular sessions where you can come talk to an advisor on any questions you have regarding these topics and Climate Change.
1. Energy (includes creating more energy efficient buildings. Using household renewables over gas and coal. How can we use energy more wisely in our homes for heating, cooking etc.)
2. Food, water and soil waste (includes producing, processing, packaging, transporting and storing food. Growing food locally in community gardens and orchards. Reducing food waste by swapping/sharing veg and fruit. Changing diets, less meat, more plants based).
3. Waste (including building waste, packaging, clothing, footwear, toiletries, household goods. Reducing waste through reuse, repurpose, repairing and minimise overpackaging and stop using single use products rather than recycling)
4. Transport – (car sharing, use public transport, walking and cycling in place of car whenever possible. Minimum use of plane journeys)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 next Climate Café meeting will take place at 7pm on Friday the 13th March at the HSPC, Atholl Road, Pitlochry.
Ideas to be discussed include: