October 2015

Turn Lyme Green Newsletter

Everything you want to know about owning an Electric Car

Tuesday 13th – 7.15 for prompt 7.30 start – Royal Lion, Blue Room
All you want to know about owning an Electric Car!

Have you thought about owning an electric car? Are you worried you wouldn’t reach a re-charging point in time? SIMON WEST will be leading the evening talking about the current players in the marketplace, who are the main car makers, and some thoughts on the future. Simon speaks from personal experience as an owner of a Nissan Leaf, and he will tell us why he and Tracy think buying their car has been one of the best decisions they have ever made.

The Royal Lion Hotel has kindly offered to let us use their upstairs Blue Room for the evening. So why not get a drink at the bar and then follow the signs, making your way on the ground floor, back past the hotel reception, to the corridor which will take you to a spiral staircase up to the meeting room. Please do NOT go through the restaurant on the first floor.

FUTURE MEETINGS

for your diary
November 10th Demystifying Light Bulbs David Tomkinson
December no meeting

WORKING TO ACHIEVE A LITTER FREE DORSET – NOVEMBER CONFERENCE

Would anyone like to attend this conference coming up on Monday 23 November? It is organised by the Dorset Coast Forum and will take place in Dorchester between 1.30 and 5pm.
Location: Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, DT1 1RR Dorchester. If you would like to go, please contact Polly for more information: enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk or ring 01297 446066.

The invitation says:
Dorset is a beautiful county that we are all proud to live and work in. Communities, businesses, media and councils are all currently working separately to try and reduce littering across Dorset but imagine what we could achieve if we all worked together. At this workshop we hope to have everyone in one room to start a more collaborative way of working on this issue. There will be inspiring talks and workshop sessions to shape this new and exciting Litter Free Dorset initiative. The aim of Litter Free Dorset is not to duplicate, replace or reduce action already being carried out by councils, businesses, community groups, charities or other organisations but to act as an umbrella to achieve more working together. This event is organised by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Litter Free Coast and Sea, Dorset Waste Partnership and Members of Dorset CPRE Stop the Drop Group.

KNIT FOR THE PLANET

Local initiative and event on Saturday 20th February 2016
Tracey has written about a new initiative starting right here in Lyme Regis to draw attention to the need for renewable and sustainable energy. So watch this space and put Saturday 20 February in your diaries. A fact and fun-filled day for all. There is more information on the web site – www.knitfortheplanet.com. Tracey writes…

Knit for the Planet is a concept event aiming to raise awareness of the need for renewable, sustainable, clean energy. It was founded by Turn Lyme Green members Tracey and Simon West of Magic Oxygen Publishing based here in Lyme. They have just extended an invitation for anyone to attend their inaugural Knit for the Planet event on Saturday 20th February 2016, which will take place in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England.

From midday, knitters and crocheters from miles around will meet by the beach huts on the Cart Road to make 12 inch / 30 cm yellow squares. The organisers hope to lay out an impressively long line of blankets near the beach huts, whereupon the yellow squares will be joined together to form letters and then words. These words will be laid on top of the bed of blankets and will spell out several important messages about clean energy!

Tracey explained, “We are optimistic that it will be a sight to behold and believe it will create a perfectly peaceful opportunity to show the media the strength of worldwide support for renewable, sustainable energy.”

At 3pm, Woodmead Halls on Hill Road, Lyme Regis will open its doors to the public. Sustainable living author, Elizabeth J Walker (The Resilience Handbook) and a select handful of local green companies and organisations, will be on hand to offer advice about how people can live more sustainably.

At 7pm, Knit for the Planet founder Tracey West will chair a Q&A panel comprising various clean, green energy experts who will explain the facts about these new technologies and dispel the myths that surround them. She also hopes to be able to include a short address from an eminent science writer, broadcaster and independent climate scientist.

The talk will conclude at 8pm, at which point organic, Fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits will be served and there will be an opportunity for further discussions with the panellists and stall holders.

There will be no charge to attend the eco-event, however the organisers will be grateful to receive donations for the refreshments. Finally, any blankets that have been donated, along with any funds raised from this event, will be split evenly and presented to representatives from the West Dorset Women’s Refuge and the men’s refuge in Poole and passed onto parents and children escaping domestic violence.

If you have any questions about the event, the blankets or the small yellow squares that are required in abundance, please check the FAQs page on Knit For The Planet, or click here to drop the guys a line.

COMMUNITIES LIVING SUSTAINABLY

October newsletter
Follow this link to read this interesting newsletter of activities in Dorset

DORSET AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

October Survey
Dorset ANOB has launched an online survey targeted at Dorset residents and business owners. They want to gather views on how they can “spread economic benefit to local communities, businesses and residents alike, helping to improve the local landscape and environment at the same time. By helping with their research, you are in with a chance to win a £50 Mark Hix restaurant voucher. Here is the link to the survey

SUPPER AND CONVERSATION at TRILL FARM

Two evenings are planned in this series at Trill Farm around the subject of food. For more information, visit the Trill Farm web site.

October 16th

Mysteries of Mushrooms
An evening exploring all things fungi – an introduction to how the Chinese view mushrooms and in particular the Ling Zhi, and how they are used medicinally in traditional Chinese and western medicine.

November 27th

Good Farming and Good Cooking
Colin Tudge argues that the solutions to the world’s food problems is already in our grasp – but we can’t leave our affairs to the powers-that-be. We need to take matters into our own hands. Most of what are told about the world’s food crisis is untrue – in fact the solutions imposed from on high are often the main cause of our problems.

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