The Great Collaboration .. towards a Zero Carbon Herefordshire


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The Great Collaboration, June 2019


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HGN Members Meeting this Wednesday!

Come along and join us for our HGN Members Meeting on Wednesday 19th June, 5.30 – 7pm in Gwynne House, Left Bank Village, Hereford.

All are welcome to come along – and our ‘Round Table’ time provides an opportunity for all of those present to update us briefly about their current projects and concerns.

The meeting will also be a chance to discuss HGN’s developing plans to support local Councillors in our Great Collaboration towards a Zero Carbon Herefordshire. More information on that project can be found by clicking here.

And for those of you who love Spring Greens – come along to contribute to discussions about the next steps for this gorgeous Herefordshire green festival.

We start promptly at 5.30 and finish at 7pm. For those who would like to there is half an hour after the meeting to have a drink with colleagues before joining the De Koffie Pot Discussion evening – this week on Proportional Representation. More information here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Can You Expand Herefordshire’s Word-Hoard?

Dear friends,

We warmly invite you to the launch event of Herefordshire ’s Word-Hoard with a short presentation by Will Edwards, a local dairy farmer.

Friday 28th June at 6h30 pm at The Cider Museum. This event is open to all.

Contribute terms and expressions connected to soil and its produce, earth and landscape.

July & August 2019, The Cider Museum Hereford HR4 0EF

I look forward to sharing a wealth of words and sparkling cider with you.

from Marie-Pierre Leroux-Walker

Make, Do and Mend in Herefordshire

Could your local community benefit from a Make, Do and Mend event?

Herefordshire Green Network is coordinating a series of sustainability events across Herefordshire and we need volunteers to make it happen.

Whether you’re a skilled fixer, passionate about sustainability or a keen coordinator we’d love to hear from you. Please email to find out more.

A Farewell,

It is with much sadness that I prepare to leave my role of Administrator of HGN today. I feel so lucky to have had this time with such a wonderful organisation, a small but mighty force in this beautiful county. I am handing over the reigns to my successor, Kate Bull, who will be writing her own introduction when she takes over on the week of the 17th of June. The new Administrator will be at the Members’ Meeting on the 19th of June, so please come along to meet her.

Please be mindful that this means that there will be a week where HGN will have no administrator at all, so please be patient if you need to get in touch with us or need something done.

I’m so happy and grateful to be succeeded by someone so capable, who will no doubt hit the ground running!

I look forward to continuing to be part of HGN as a member of the Steering Group and joining all the members as we continue in our fight for this county and it’s future.

All that’s left to be said is, have a lovely weekend and see you all at future HGN events!


Members’ Meeting, 19th of June

Please come along to Gwynne House (to the left as you enter De Koffie Pot) for another Members’ Meeting, from 5.30pm (expected to finish at 7pm). Here we will talk about our plans for the year ahead, including the Great Collaboration.

We hope to see lots of you there!

In Response to Trump

After the President of the United States decided to darken our doors with his enlightened views on the environment, here are a couple of articles that respond to his claims on the climate breakdown.

The first gives eight reasons as to why his claims are ‘misstatements’.

The other gives a bleak view of what could happen should his world view not change.

British Bathing Water Near Bottom of European League Table

Living near such clear, clean rivers, it’s easy to forget the high level of pollution in the waters around us. A study has shown that our beaches have some of the dirtiest water in the continent with very little improvement since last year. Only four countries are ranked below Britain, with beaches such as those in Worthing and Bognor Regis rated lowest in the country. Overall, about 85% of the water is rated ‘excellent’ but this is still letting down the delicate ecosystems that rely on its cleanliness. With so much uncertainty, one wonders if we’ll see another year of little change.

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