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JUNE Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out, featuring Rob Smith’s blog post – It’s time to write to your MP about a Green New Deal; Shop Locally; a range of local producers to support and how you can still use your refill … Continue reading

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POP UP SUSTAINABLE LYME – Half Term Fun

Friday 25th – Monday 28th October The Malthouse Gallery,  Town Mill, Lyme Regis

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Transition Tales

From Puddles To Nets (Transition Tales day 8) 5th April 2010 … Sally & I left Lyme Regis late morning after hearing a few more tales of Turn Lyme Green – how they won Pride of Place, their community orchards … Continue reading

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Garden Share Lyme Regis

30 people attended the launch of Garden Share Lyme Regis at the Marine Theatre on 16 March 2010, and our first match of grower to garden owner was made. See the Lyme Regis News story here. Download our leaflet to learn … Continue reading

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Recycling News.

We are continuing to support efforts on recycling in Lyme, including the possibility of compressing the styrofoam used mostly by fishmongers and takeaways – an idea initiated by Simon the Fishmonger. We are researching the statutory household recycling facilities of other local … Continue reading

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Other campaigns

We are encouraging people to sign up to the 10:10 campaign which encourages individual as well as institutional efforts to reduce carbon emissions by 10% by the end of 2010 (www.1010uk.org ).  There is a info-packed entertaining e-message every two weeks … Continue reading

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Food Production & Local Farmer’s Market

We have continued to work on local food and food production. We screened Rebecca Hosking’s film ‘A Farm for the Future’ (Sept 09), followed by a discussion about permaculture and how to farm in a post-oil economy led by local permaculture teacher … Continue reading

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Continuing Bag Campaign

We began the winter 2009 programme of activities by joining in the first International Plastic Bag Free day (12th September 2009) and raised a few pounds selling our cloth bags. We had massive support again from most independent traders, and the Co-op. … Continue reading

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TLG in the news!

Turn Lyme Green success (from This Is Dorset) Turn Lyme Green (TLG) successfully launched its Gardenshare scheme last week and made its first match between Nicca Kathrens and Terry Tompkins. … http://www.thisisdorset.net/news/6022605.print/

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Free seeds!

Get gardening with the BBC’s helpful web site DIGIN. What’s more, they’ll send you free seeds for 5 different vegetables plus helpful films clips on how to grow them. Great for children!

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Low carbon initiative links

http://www.1010uk.org 10:10 is an ambitious project to unite every sector of British society behind one simple idea: that by working together we can achieve a 10% cut in the UK’s carbon emissions in 2010. Everyone can sign up – individuals … Continue reading

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Minutes of previous meetings

9th March 2010 at the Royal Lion – click HERE for minutes. 12th January 2010 – click HERE for minutes.

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Garden Share Launch

Garden share scheme – Launch Tuesday 16 March – 7.30pm – Marine Theatre – Lyme Regis All are welcome to attend the launch which will feature videos and more information about garden share. Look out for more information on the web … Continue reading

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Newsletter Winter 2009/10

Turn Lyme Green Winter Newsletter  2009/10 As world leaders and campaigners met in Copenhagen recently to discuss official commitments to climate change, a small group of Turn Lyme Green activists met in the Royal Lion on Broad Street.  We know … Continue reading

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TLG News Winter 2008/09

LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday 29th November at the Baptist Church Halls, at the top of Broad Street. For POSTERS click HERE and HERE. Turn Lyme Green has teamed up with Dorset County Council to bring you a Love Food Hate Waste … Continue reading

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The Vision Group for Sidmouth

Are you interested in where your food comes from? Support Your LOCAL FOOD! – Local food producers – Mary BAGWELL of Sidmouth Trawlers + Catherine BROOMFIELD of Blacklake Farm + Ruth HANCOCK of Fresh & Green Veg Box will be talking … Continue reading

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NEWS October 2008

A week after the news broke that Tesco have bought the old Woolworth’s store on Broad Street, the response has been overwhelmingly negative. It would seem it’s not supermarkets that people are objecting to, it’s Tesco and their corporate practices. Why such … Continue reading

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Local Recycling Information

CLICK HERE for a draft list of the recycling possibilities in Lyme Regis. Please contact us if you have a recycling opportunity or requirement. For instance Lymenet shred confidential documents and offer bags of shredded paper for packing materials or … Continue reading

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Plastic Bag Facts

THE PLASTIC PLAGUE The bad news: Plastic bags are said to be the most common manmade item seen by sailors at sea. A UN report in June 2006 estimated that on every square mile of ocean there’s 46,000 pieces of … Continue reading

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News – August 2008

04/08/08 Click HERE to see the BBC Spotlight feature on the Turn Lyme Green animation film made by pupils of St Michael’s Primary School on Tuesday 22nd July. See the finished film HERE. Anaerobic Digestion Is ‘Way Forward’ An anaerobic digestion … Continue reading

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