HGN announcement re Coronavirus

As everything goes into stasis around Coronavirus, we need more than ever to be moving forwards with our work as a community around the climate crisis.

Read more about what we are doing to move our meetings and workshops online by clicking here

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

HGN announcement re Coronavirus

As everything goes into stasis around Coronavirus, we need more than ever to be moving forwards with our work as a community around the climate crisis.

So, we will hold members meetings and workshops via the online video platform, Zoom – which can handle meetings of us to 500 if necessary! We already use this for some HGN meetings and it has proved a very effective way to reduce the carbon impact of getting together. It is great that we are all set up to use it in these unprecedented circumstances.

The instructions about how to set up Zoom on your computer are shown in a document on the HGN website (Resources/HGN Documents/General) https://hgnetwork.org/mdocuments-library/.

If you would like to try out Zoom away from the pressure of a formal meeting some members of HGN will be online to support an informal introductory session and chat on Wednesday 25th March between 4 – 4.30pm. If you would like to join this chat please follow the Zoom download instructions and sign in for this meeting just before it starts by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/612814422

In line with many of you, we will be exploring new ways of working with our own communities over the coming weeks. We are looking at how we can support those who are setting up good neighbour schemes in local areas and sharing learning about how we increase our resilience and local links.

Details of our upcoming Zoom meetings and workshops, along with information about community initiatives will be coming out regularly. If you would like to share details of what you or your group are doing, please send details to admin@hgnetwork.org in the usual way:

  • an easily transferable and readable style
  • formatted in Word / or in the body of an email – not a pdf or jpg please
  • no more than 100-300 words
  • accompanied by a photo or logo for uploading

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing lots of you online soon.

Childrens’ Online Storytelling Friday 3rd April, 6.30pm – 7pm

From Nat and Alan – coordinators of Talks and Discussions (usually) at The Left Bank Village:

Friday, April 3rd, 6.30 to 7.00pm, bedtime stories for children with Austin Keenan and Alison Newsam:

Children and their families are invited this Friday evening to listen to two local storytellers, Alison Newsam and Austin Keenan, who will be telling stories from around the world.

Access Instructions: If you have friends or family that you would like to share the web session link with, please do, however do not share the web session link publicly on social media. If you do want to share something publicly on Facebook, feel free to share the Facebook page for the event that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/232543704466537/
To join the event, click on this web session link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7656384831
(As specified above, please do not share this web session link publicly on social media) 

Please could everyone join a little early so that we can make a prompt start? If you are new to Zoom, please give it a go at least an hour beforehand. If you have difficulty, contact Perry Walker, the compere, on perry@openupuk.org or 07858 750936. Perry will not be able to help shortly before or during the event. We are still experimenting, so please be patient.

New grant to support groups and organisations in Herefordshire to keep in touch

The Fastershire ‘Keep Connected’ grant from Herefordshire Council aims to support groups and organisations in Herefordshire who have been forced to change their approach to delivering an activity, service or support in order to continue to engage with local people by using video or conference calls or other internet technology, that will act as a substitute for your usual meetings/interactions with groups of people which are no longer possible due to the current situation.

The maximum grant is £500 per organisation/group.

Details can be found here: https://www.fastershire.com/faster-homes/internet-training

Free online HGN Workshop next week Small Funds for Small Groups – Wed 8th April

Wed 8th April 5pm – 7pm

Join us for the last chance in this current round of workshops to get expert advice about how to raise funds for your groups. Maybe some of our enforced time at home will give us the opportunity to work on funding bids or income generation for our groups?

Rebecca Tully will be leading the workshop and has lots of practical ideas about how to be successful. More details about the workshop content can be found here: https://hgnetwork.org/spruce-up-your-skills-at-hgns-spring-workshops/

Join the workshop by Zoom by using this link (which can also be found on the HWT calendar) https://zoom.us/j/511397043

It would be useful to know who will be joining us so if you will be there, please email admin@hgnetwork.org if possible.

If you are having trouble using Zoom or want some support in getting going online,  Rebecca is doing free Zoom introductions on Mondays at 11am. Please feel free to join and share

“Focus On”- Richard Priestley: Global Problems, Global Solutions

Thanks to Richard for the first of our new “Focus On” posts – there are more in the pipeline and please send yours in. It would be great to hear about what you are doing – your group’s aims and activities and/or how you are adapting at the moment.

Richard: “I write regular blogs called ‘Global Problems: Global Solutions’ which usually focus on how humanity could have a better, more ecologically sustainable and socially just future.

I give talks and evening classes and occasionally write other things. The ideas are global, but of course many of them have to be manifested in particular places and times… and nowhere better than Hereford, and now. I want to develop my work in collaboration with others, some of whom may be members of HGN.”

Visit this site to read previous blogs and sign up to get Richard’s blog posts by email https://www.richardpriestley.co.uk/

Send your “Focus On” contributions and picture to admin@hgnetwork.org

Weekly “Focus On” slot

We have nearly 70 fantastic local groups who are part of the HG network and we are working on new ways to connect you with each other and with our hundreds of individual subscribers and members.

So, with less physical events happening we thought that this would be a good opportunity to share a bit about what your groups are doing. Each week we will be including a “Focus On” slot featuring a small number of groups: comprising of a short description, a link to your website or social media pages and a photo.

Please send your info to admin@hgnetwork.org and let’s get connecting so that we are ready to emerge from our enforced isolation with renewed energy and a vibrant network strengthened by this shared experience!

Members Meeting Agenda 1st Apr 2020

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HGN Members Meeting next week Wed 1st Apr 5.30pm

A quick reminder that the HGN Members Meeting next week is happening via Zoom (the agenda is attached or see Resources/HGN Documents/Meetings). Click here to join us: https://zoom.us/j/158210945

Instructions about using Zoom are shown in a document on the HGN website (Resources/HGN Documents/General) https://hgnetwork.org/mdocuments-library/.

If you would like to practice logging on before the meeting, we are holding an informal session at 4.45pm – join here https://zoom.us/j/231686751. If you have any problems please email admin@hgnetwork.org and I can chat things through with you.

Talks and Discussions at The Left Bank Village have moved online!

Wednesday 25th March – from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

The T&D team at The Left Bank are adapting to the circumstances and bringing to you an alternative forum for their talks and discussions during this period. 

You are invited to join them for our first attempt at a virtual event (using the free and popular online software Zoom)

In their first online experiment, local storyteller, Austin Keenan, who has been telling stories for thirty years, will tell three stories from three cultures: Russian, Irish and Arabic. Perry Walker (Talk Shop) will facilitate online discussion in between each of the three stories, that you can join in with should you wish to.

If you would like to book a place, please reply email nataliawaring2@gmail.com  who will let you know how you can access the session.
 
Nat and Alan Co-Coordinators of Wednesday Evenings at The Left Bank Village

Online offerings (and help to get access)

HGN introduction to Zoom session

If you would like to try out Zoom away from the pressure of a formal meeting some members of HGN will be online to support an informal introductory session and chat on Wednesday 25th March between 4 – 4.30pm. If you would like to join this chat please follow the Zoom download instructions and sign in for this meeting just before it starts by clicking this link: https://zoom.us/j/612814422

The instructions about how to set up Zoom on your computer are shown in a document on the HGN website (Resources/HGN Documents/General) https://hgnetwork.org/mdocuments-library/.

Free weekly Zoom introductions with Rebecca Tully

Rebecca is doing free Zoom introductions on Mondays at 11am. Please feel free to join and share

HGN workshop this week

HGN workshop this week – Wednesday 25th March 5pm to 7pm Social Media and Working Online https://zoom.us/j/410212400

Emergence Magazine

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, Emergency Magazine are hosting a new range of online sessions – see https://emergencemagazine.org/community/#embracing-vulnerability-and-connection for more details.

Contributor Conversations each week will feature an Emergence contributor reading an excerpt from an essay and discussing their creative process every week.

Book Club each month the Emergence Magazine Book Club will read a book written by one of their our contributors.

Nature Writing Courses – an opportunity to explore and develop creative work—non-fiction, fiction, or poetry—in response to given prompts.

Four part workshop, Embracing Vulnerability and Connection –Led by Spiritual Ecology facilitator Amrita Bhohi

HWT and Queenswood and Bodenham Lake Partnership on BBC Countryfile

This Sunday, 29th March, two local projects are planned to be featured on BBC Countryfile: the HWT Bodenham Lake toad patrols and the QWBL Partnership (HWT and New Leaf Sustainable Development) Forest Garden at Queenswood Country Park & Arboretum. The presenters also visited the HWT Artist-in-Residence Richard Bavin. The programme is currently scheduled for 7 pm this Sunday. Not to be missed!

Herefordshire Council Declares an Ecological Emergency

From Herefordshire Wildlife Trust: “We’re pleased that, after some lobbying on our part, Herefordshire Council has declared an Ecological Emergency alongside the Climate Emergency. We hope that this will lead to significant practical action for wildlife in Herefordshire! Our press release with our full comments is here”:

https://www.herefordshirewt.org/news/herefordshire-wildlife-trust-welcome-announcement-ecological-emergency-herefordshire-council

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