Senior Energy Project Officer at Herefordshire Council

There is an exciting opportunity at Herefordshire Council to support Hereford, Shropshire and Telford deliver their energy strategies. The opportunity is funded by BEIS and the officer will work across the LEP with the three authorities. For further details, click here!

Wye Ruin It? Respond to the Consultation on Transport in Herefordshire

 

“Our team of transport experts have been working hard to analyse the latest council proposals on walking, cycling, buses and public spaces. In short – these proposals are completely inadequate and they need to do a whole lot better. We have put our answers below for you to use. Please add your own thoughts on what solutions could be put in place to make our city a whole lot better.

Want more information on new technology solutions? See our Solutions page. Click on highlighted words and pictures on this page for videos and presentations to illustrate what many other cities are now using instead of new roads.

Want to fill out the consultation online? Follow this link.

The more people who complete this consultation, the stronger the message that we want smart, modern solutions to solve congestion, improve health and protect our environment. What’s more, these solutions are good for business and tourism!

Want to complete the questionnaire in paper form? They are available at the library in Hereford or please get in touch by email, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We have a large number of brochures and questionnaires available for people. If you can help to distribute them, please get in touch.

We will be in Hightown Hereford on the 21st of February. Why not come and see us there and find out more?”

Click here to read the rest!

Insect Numbers Plummeting

I feel compelled to write about this worrying topic in the wake of the awe-inspiring strikes  that have taken place across the country, including in our fair county. The mainstream media has written about bees and their declining numbers for a while now, but seems only very recently to have begun to worry about other species and how their depletion will affect us all. This week has seen an increase in articles about this topic, so I will post some links for people to read and share with others (this has already been done on Facebook). Let us keep talking about this and applying pressure to stop the destruction of the natural world. As a rural county, we know first hand how important even the smallest of the world’s creatures is. Let us protect them to save our world!

Last week, we posted about re-wilding verges – here is that link again for you to continue to apply pressure.

Please share your ideas on what else can be done to stop insect numbers from plummeting further.

The Guardian has been particularly vocal about this here and here and here

Here is the National Geographic

Please share with us any other stories on this topic!

 

Ludlow Seed Swap

Ludlow Seed Swap

Saturday 16th Feb • 10:00 – 13:00 at

Appleteme at the Old Brewery, Lloyds Yard off Corve Street, Ludlow SY8 1DJ

Bring your saved seeds, unwanted seeds and seedlings of any variety (edibles and ornamentals). FREE friendly advice for new growers available about saving seeds and growing. FREE to attend, just pay a donation if you have nothing to swap.  Plants and produce are also welcome swaps.  Free parking available.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1893510617423635/

Creating a Happier & Healthier Herefordshire Event

Creating a Happier & Healthier Herefordshire (CHHH5) will be holding an event on Wednesday, 6th of March from 7.30 to 9.30pm at the Left Bank Complex. They will be discussing integrated visioning, community farms, county economics and the wellbeing of the community as a whole. Amongst those in attendance will be High Sheriff Nat Hone who recently ran a social care symposium at the Shire Hall and Joanna Bruce, a trustee at Bright space foundation.

Children to strike for climate action

Children across the world will be taking matters into their own hands and striking tomorrow to urge the adults in power to take action on climate change. Tens of thousands are expected to either walk out of school or stay away altogether in solidarity with Greta Thunberg, who has been protesting since last August. There will be strikes happening across our county too, with meet-ups in Hay on Wye, Hereford Sixth Form and beyond! Please send us pictures and tell us your own experiences and reasons for taking part!

To read more about the worldwide event here:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/08/global-school-strikes-over-climate-change-head-to-the-uk

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/13/academics-back-uk-schools-climate-change-strikes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47224827

Do Good Design, our Member’s Workshop

This workshop on branding will be led by the self-described “social(ist)” and very experienced designer Martin Driscoll, who has promised to explain the dark arts of advertising and talk members through what it means to do ‘good’ design for social/volunteer causes and the community around us. Like many HGN events, this will be held at De Koffie Pot in Hereford City, on the 20th of February at 5.30pm.

Please come along to this and learn from Martin about how to take your brand to the next level. If you would like to become a member or attend, get in touch with admin@hgnetwork.org

We hope to see you there!

HGN meets Sian Berry

David Gillam (Treasurer) and Gareth Williams (Chair) of HGN were very pleased to be invited to the Green Party’s meeting held on Friday, 8th of February, where they met with Sian Berry, the Party’s co-leader.  HGN is a politically neutral organisation that is concerned with sustainability, something which members such as the Green Party share and we are always happy to support meetings and events held by our members. HGN would gladly accept membership or invitations to events from other Political parties who share our values and concerns for the Earth’s future. To get in touch to tell us about member events, or to become a member, email admin@hgnetwork.org

Report from The Lancet on Sustainable Diets

Please see below the extract (with link to the full article) of a report recently published by the Lancet Journal about food in the Anthropocene era and sustainability.

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Food systems have the potential to nurture human health and support environmental sustainability; however, they are currently threatening both. Providing a growing global population with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge. Although global food production of calories has kept pace with population growth, more than 820 million people have insufficient food and many more consume low-quality diets that cause micronutrient deficiencies and contribute to a substantial rise in the incidence of diet-related obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than does unsafe sex, and alcohol, drug, and tobacco use combined. Because much of the world’s population is inadequately nourished and many environmental systems and processes are pushed beyond safe boundaries by food production, a global transformation of the food system is urgently needed. 

For a link to the full text, click here!

Great opportunity from Marches Growth Hub

 

Do you want to know how to build your business using digital marketing? Use social media to boost sales? Film promo videos on your smartphone? Then this FREE networking and lunch event in #Hereford, featuring a guest speaker from Google Digital Garage and an exhibition of businesses and organisations to help you with digital marketing, is for you!
Book your FREE ticket here http://bit.ly/2RanQaM #LoveDigital

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