I wonder if you can spare a little time to help us at some upcoming events?
We try to keep a high profile in the town by taking stalls at as many town events as we can. These also give us the chance to inform people about what we are doing, offer advice on things such as energy saving and just generally raise awareness. Inevitably lots of events happen around this time of year and so that it would be great if we can have some offers of help to man the stalls so it doesn't just fall on the same small group of people. You don't need any specialist knowledge or to know lots about the group - we will make sure you are paired with someone who has done it before if necessary.
Here are the events at which we are hoping to have a presence please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are able to help at any of them and what times you could help and for how long (even the odd half hour would be great).
Christchurch May Fayre Monday 7th May
12 noon until 4pm
Health and Well Being Festival w/e May 19th & 20th
running alongside the sports festival. Not sure yet of timing.
The Bradford on Avon Street Market, Westbury Gardens Saturday 7th July
between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00pm
Westwood Flower Show Monday August 27
Our tweeter in chief is about to have a tweetlet and no doubt some disturbed nights so would love to hand over the tweeting she has been doing on behalf of CFB, at least for the next few months. We already have one experienced tweeter offering to help but with a busy full time job he'd really like to share this (though we do emphasise that the amount of tweeting done is not onerous - it's what you want to make of it really). Any offers please email email@example.com
And, please don't forget these imminent events:
CLIMATE IMPACT DAYJoin us to 'Connect the Dots' on Saturday, May 5th. 12.30 p.m.
Inspired by 350.org,
communities all over the world are connecting the dots between extreme weather and climate change.
To mark the day, CFB are planning a picnic at the willow labyrinth, Barton Farm, beginning at 12.30pm. To find it, in case you don't know it, walk along the river through Barton Farm Country Park towards Avoncliff and continue through the gate into the meadow (don't go up to the canal). You will find the willow labyrinth and the pond right there.
We plan to bring lots of sheets of paper with black dots on them which all (children and adults) can colour in and illustrate with what they feel the bad impacts of climate change might be in our area and/or write messages. We will bring along some ideas to help you. We will then circle the pond (ponds and the amphibians they contain are really under threat from climate change) and hold up our messages for a photo call. Bring lunch, picnic rugs or chairs and colouring pens.Next CFB monthly meeting Monday 21st May, "Sustainable buildings"
7.30 p.m. at the Quaker meeting House. More details in the May newsletter.Reasons to be CheerfulHere's a link to a great little video prepared in preparation for the Rio+20 conference in June and giving some of the good news. Well worth a watch.
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wai1zDDBKQc
It's also on the Stop Climate Chaos Rio page: http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/rio-connection
Would you like to demonstrate your commitment to CFB's work and
become a member of CFB? It will only cost a one off payment of £5.
You can find out more and download an application form here.
Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon Community Interest Company no. 0793166