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October 2009 Blog Posts (7)

International Climate Change Action Day

Today, October 24, is a global day of action around climate change, organized by the folks at 350.org. Why 350? That’s the parts per million of carbon that scientists think is the ‘safe’ level that will keep the planet at least somewhat recognizable as the one we’ve grown to know and depend on for our lives. What are we at currently? Something like 390, and climbing! So time is short. With a new round of global negotiations scheduled for Copenhagen in early December, tomorrow’s actions will… Continue

Added by marian farrell on October 24, 2009 at 12:49 — No Comments

10:10 - cutting carbon emissions by 10% in 2010 - have you signed up?

It 's easy to feel overwhelmed by climate change, but it doesn't have to be this way.

What if we resolved to cut 10% of our emissions in 2010?
Not a bad start. What if we got everyone we know to do the same? And what if all this made governments sit up and take notice? Maybe this could be the first step towards a brighter future. Time to stop imagining. It's happening right now.

Sign up today and be a part of it.

Added by marian farrell on October 19, 2009 at 15:51 — No Comments

Mushroom Foraging, Recipes and Skill exchange

Yesterday's foraging walk in Erveys wood truly worked out a treat for all (Sunday 11/10/09). Expert forager Colin Peck lead a group of children and grown-ups deep into the woods and onto a path of new discoveries.



The sun was shining, the mushrooms were plenty and easy to find once the eyes got tuned into 'shroom' vision (the next best thing after X-ray vision). Grown ups started shamelessly competing with children in picking up chanterelles hiding in bilberry bushes,… Continue

Added by Admin on October 12, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Era of Cheap Easy Oil is over

It looks like the start of the drip-feed of warnings in mainstream media. Read this article from the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/6269455/Era-of-cheap-easy-oil-is-over-warns-study.html

Added by marian farrell on October 8, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Kingsnorth Power Station shelved by E. On

a good news article in the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/oct/07/eon-cancels-kingsnorth-power-station

Added by marian farrell on October 7, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQrsA3m8Bg

Check this out - it's great!!
Jane

Added by Jane on October 6, 2009 at 18:45 — No Comments

xmas craft fair

There will be an xmas craft fair held at the gasyard centre in derry

It will take place on the 5th of December from 1-4pm and tables are £5 if anybody wishes more information or wishes to book a table please contact sandra at 02871262812.

The pink ladies are hosting this event and they are Breast Cancer Support Group.

Added by EmmaJane Logue on October 6, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments

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