Amersham in Transition monthly meeting
Are you concerned about our carbon footprint and dependency on oil? Do you want to make a difference?
You can! Come and join a group of Amersham residents who are working together to promote waste reduction, recycling, local food production and sourcing, energy efficiency, sustainable transport and community revitalisation. Until the end of this year our meeting dates will be every 2nd Tuesday each month. Next meeting:
Where: The Boot & Slipper public house, Rickmansworth Road, Amersham, HP6 5JN
When: Tuesday 8th January 2013
Put the life back into your bike … IS ON HOLD
Sadly we are unable to offer this service at the moment.
A Selection of Past Events:
Love Food Hate Waste workshop
Where: Café Africa, Chesham Road, Amersham
When: Thursday 16th September 2010
Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm
We are hosting a Love Food Hate Waste workshop – see flyer for more details.
The workshop is being hosted jointly by Amersham in Transition, Chiltern District Council and Bucks County Council, and will be run by Emma Barnett, the south east regional Waste Reduction Advisor for WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). She will talk about the Love Food Hate Waste campaign’s research and the impact of food waste on the environment, as well as provide practical ideas and advice. Participants are encouraged to keep a record of the food they throw away in the week ahead of the workshop – click here for a food waste diary.
Feedback from previous sessions:
“Brilliant! Very enjoyable & informative” “Given a great deal of very useful information and tips”
“Very motivating” “I was doing some of the things already but still learnt some great tips”
Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website for more information about the campaign.
10:10:10 Harvest Lunch
Where: A local home, Amersham
When: Sunday 10th October 2010
Bring along a dish of locally sourced food to share, for a low carbon lunch.
Eco Home Open House Afternoon
Where: A local home (email us for location details)
When: Saturday 23rd October 2010
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Visit the home of local residents who have retro-fitted their home to reduce energy consumption. Get useful hints and tips on how you can make cost-effective improvements to your home to reduce your gas and electricity bills.
Make Do & Mend
Where: St Michael’s Church hall, Sycamore Road, Amersham
When: Saturday 12th March 2011
Find out all those practical things your parents never taught you! Local people and businesses will share their experience and provide demonstrations on basic skills such as how to mend your clothes, repair your bicycle, use old-fashioned ingredients to clean your house and much more. Free entry. Tea, coffee and cakes will be served. See flyer for more details
Talking Energy … LIVE!
Where: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB
When: Wednesday 23rd March 2011
Time: 7pm for 7.30 start
A discussion forum on home energy efficiency in collaboration with e.on hosted by TV Presenter PHILIPPA FORRESTER
The event will focus on three questions of growing concern for all of us:
- How can we insulate our homes?
- How can we reduce our energy consumption?
- How can we generate our own energy?
Grow Your Own Open Garden
Where: Local gardens in Amersham
When: Saturday 2nd July 2011
Time: 2.30pm to 5pm
Visit the gardens of local residents who grow their own fruit and vegetables on a large or small scale, and get inspiration for ‘growing your own’ Free admission.
Amersham on the Hill Late Night Shopping
Where: Sycamore Road, Amersham on the Hill
When: Friday 9th December 2011
Time: 5 – 8pm
We will have a stall at this annual Amersham Christmas Festival (more details here) on Friday 9th December from 5pm on Sycamore Road, Amersham on the Hill. We will be promoting ideas for a local Christmas and selling our AiT apple juice along with other local produce. Any contributions of home made or grown produce will be gratefully received. Do come along and say hello during the evening.
Little Chalfont ‘Garden Together’ Project – evening event
Where: Little Chalfont Community Library
When: Tuesday 21st February 2012 (Shrove Tuesday)
Time: 7.30 – 9.00pm
During the monthly Little Chalfont Farmers’ Markets in January and February, we had a stand in the village hall with information about a new ‘Garden Share’ scheme, as well as ‘Grow Together Clubs’ and a ‘Grow Your Own’ Course, all ways of helping you to grow your own fruit and vegetables in 2012 with the support of others who are interested or more experienced. Or you might want to offer some of your garden to someone who is interested in growing their own but does not have land to do so. Information was also available as a display in the Little Chalfont Community Library. Following on from this, we will be hosting an evening event to launch the project. Come along if you are at all interested in growing your own in 2012!
WE ARE STILL COLLECTING INTEREST IN THIS SCHEME AND PLAN TO HOLD FUTURE EVENTS – EMAIL US IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
Grow Your Own Plant Stall
Where: Little Chalfont Farmer’s Market
When: Saturday 12th May 2012
Time: 9.00 – 12.00
We will have a stall at the Little Chalfont Farmers’ Markets in May with fruit and veg plants sown from seed by members of AiT. For Grow Your Own beginners or enthusiasts.
Amersham Clean Up Day
When: Sunday 13th May 2012
Time: 10.45 – 13.30
Amersham in Transition will be present at the Amersham Town Council’s annual Clean up day to help with recycling of the litter collected. See here for more details (scroll down the page that opens up for details).
Old Amersham Heritage Day
Where: Old Amersham High Street and Church Mead, Amersham
When: Sunday 9th September 2012
Time: 11am – 5pm
Come and visit the Amersham in Transition stall at the Heritage Day and share your thoughts on what you would like Amersham to be like in the future. We will have our AiT apple juice for sale, details of local food sources and information on our Garden Share initiative.