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Latest news from around the Herefordshire Green Network. Views expressed are those of the individual authors and not necessarily HGN.

MMBEN Event: Charging Ahead: Greening Energy Management

10 October 2018. 9.30am – 2pm inc. lunch at Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

The Meres & Mosses Business Environment Network (based in Shropshire) are promoting this event, which will cover all aspects of energy management in business – from the standards and schemes available to the wider implications of energy usage as climate change becomes a ‘hot’ topic.

Case studies from their members will provide real examples of how different energy systems can be used within a commercial setting.  As always there will be plenty of opportunity for networking between the presentation sessions and they aim to continue their high standards of lunch to help continue the conversations!

Booking is essential for this event and there are also opportunities for businesses to exhibit.

For more information and to book click here.


HGN Members Meeting Agenda 19 Sept 2018


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Our lovely h.Energy posters and leaflets are now with the printers and will be available to collect this Wednesday 19th September at the HGN Members Meeting (5-6.30pm) at Gwynne House, Left Bank or at the HGN Gathering from 7.30pm at Left Bank, Hereford.

They give a full schedule of all the activities taking place around the weekend of 13/14th October. It would be wonderful if you can take a good handful and circulate so look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this Wednesday!

If you’d like to take a sneak preview, the leaflets and poster are being uploaded to the HGN website under Documents, and please feel free to circulate digitally as well!


Great Make Do & Mend Session!

Thanks to all who came to & assisted with our Make Do & Mend Session at the Kindle Centre on Saturday!

The kids enjoyed taking part in Kids’ Kitchen’s cooking activities, while Mums, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas had their bikes, household items and clothes repaired and revamped. Much clothes swapping also took place alongside.

We’re going to do this all again on October 13th from 10am at the Kindle Centre during h.Energy weekend, so you’ll have another opportunity to clothes swap and get items repaired – all for free!

We will be rounding off

that session with a big communal feast at lunch time prepared by Growing Local and the local community.

Do get in touch if you’d like to know more… email:





Stop the Solar Attack!

From March 2019, the government plans to scrap the export tariff payment for people who buy solar panels.

This means that people will no longer  be paid for the excess energy they produce, while producers of other types of power, like oil and gas, will still receive payments.


The government is not helping us build a nation of clean energy and the solar industry feels like it is again under attack.

If you would like to tell the government this is a terrible idea, you can sign the petition  here.

A Frack-free Wales?

This is exciting news from just over the border….!

The Welsh government has proposed new rules to permanently prevent fracking in Wales.

They’re now consulting on the plans. And if enough of us support the proposal, we can make sure that Wales stays frack free forever.

If you don’t want to contact the Welsh government directly, you can add your name to the petition being forwarded by Friends of the Earth to tell the Welsh government that you support an end to fracking.

The proposal doesn’t go as far as some would like. It’s not an outright ban and it doesn’t cover all sources of fossil fuels, like coal bed methane. But if it gets passed, it would effectively kill off fracking in Wales.

Gives us hope that this may be something we can ask of the UK government….



Shoppers Day of Revolt!

Greenpeace are co-ordinating a nationwide day of “Shoppers’ Revolt” tomorrow, Saturday 15 September: they are asking shoppers to return the plastic packaging from around their goods back to the supermarket.

Greenpeace have nominated 40 shops across the UK and one of them is Tesco in central Hereford. Local Greenpeace members will be there and would love to assist as many people as possible in returning their plastic packaging to the supermarket there.

The more of us who get involved on the day, the stronger these messages will be to the supermarket executives and share-holders!



Hereford’s First Mistletoe Festival! – Call for Stallholders

Plans are afoot for organising Hereford’s first Mistletoe Festival, which will hopefully become an annual event.

We all love a bit of mistletoe at Christmas. Why not join in and see where it lives, help with the harvest, learn about how it grows and its uses, get some to take home, eat, drink and be merry amongst the many Christmas stalls.

It’s planned to take place on the first weekend of December in a local orchard. The organisers are currently inviting expressions of interest from stall holders, including food and drink, musicians, artists, story-tellers, environmentalists, farmers and schools who may wish to participate at this event.

It will be aimed at being a fun family & Christmas oriented event and will be just 2-3 hours on either the Saturday or Sunday afternoon, so not too heavy a commitment for those involved.

If you would like to get involved please contact Patricia Ronan:


Tel: 07903 054699

More information will be added to their Facebook page.

This first festival is aimed at supporting the Wye Ruin It? campaign and draw attention to the countryside that will be lost.



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