We couldn’t resist posting extracts from one of Transition Monmouth’s excellent newsletters – hope they don’t mind. Why not join them? – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report published last month – download from https://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_outreach_vietnam_2018.shtml or read one of the many articles such as https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report – told the world that it really had to get its act together. It states, loudly + clearly, that unless we make significant changes in the next 12 years we will reach a tipping point in climate change that will be irreversible. What to do? We can all make our individual contributions minimising our carbon footprint but it needs a whole lot else. It needs governments + corporations around the world to unite in the huge changes that are needed. How about we start with our own Government? How about getting them to stop building roads + runways – invest in public transport instead. How about getting them to support renewable energy + stop fracking, etc etc?
For a start there are two discussion opportunities:- Discussion Evening – the IPCC report: Tuesday 27 November, 7.30 at the Robin Hood: Discussion led by John Payne + Haydn Cullen-Jones; Gathering for some challenging conversation: Tuesday 11 December, 6.30 at Trealy Farm, Mitchel Troy NP25 4BL – contact https://thepracticeofthewild.com if you would like to attend.
Or for those of you ready for some direct civil disobedience action there’s the Extinction Rebellion, launched a couple of weeks ago with a rally in Parliament Square + a few arrests. There have been more – much reported on social media, not so much in the mainstream media (there’s a surprise!). Locally there is a group in Abergavenny – on Facebook as Extinction Rebellion: Abergavenny Affinity Group – providing support/information + organising groups to join in protests in London, + also at the Senedd on 4 December when the vote on the new M4 through the Gwent Levels will be taken. Contact them via Facebook or email Rob Proctor at email@example.com.
Food Sense: Wednesday 28 November, 7.30 at the Robin Hood – food poverty, social isolation, food waste – come along, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
No New M4 Protest: Tuesday 4 December, 12.30 at the Senedd – join a car share from Monmouth – details from Rob Proctor at email@example.com