Themes .. & PLASTICS!

For 2018 we will be working on 3 main themes across our activities as a network, incorporating:

Plastic pollution

We are supporting global efforts to REDUCE single use PLASTICS…  Click here for our #PlasticActionHere list of inspirational ideas & actions that you might want to make in your personal life to reduce unnecessary plastics.

Plastic pollution is a side effect of the fossil fuel industry and therefore fits with our Low Carbon theme for 2018:

Low Carbon

This is the core of all our work in Herefordshire: reducing our personal use, abuse and the county’s emissions of carbon – in order to support in whatever way we can the global decrease of carbon in our atmosphere. Low Carbon themes at our Gatherings over the next year will include a look at ecological foot-printing, low emission transport and low impact dwellings.

Food Security

The first HGN Gathering of 2018 focused on issues of food security and food poverty, click here for the full write up of that event, which included a visit from our colleagues at Transition Worcester with their successful Food Rescue project, alongside input our own Peter Norton (Brightspace Foundation) who is currently initiating a Food Poverty Alliance for Herefordshire, and Jacquie Allsop of the Hereford Food Bank.

This event will be followed up by other events over the course of the year exploring issues of food production and food security more generally. We also hope to also see active campaigns developing…. watch this space.

Get Active

The Awards for All funded ‘Get Active’ Project provides a package of support for the work of our membership in towns and villages around Herefordshire. This will include the provision of workshops and website resources alongside the development of materials to ensure the replicability of the inspirational local projects. More to follow soon.