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Abingdon Carbon Cutters is a Community Action Group formed to help reduce the carbon footprint of Abingdon in response to climate change, and to promote a sustainable and resilient lifestyle for our town as fossil fuel stocks decline. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at St Ethelwold's House, which is here.

At some meetings, we have guest speakers to present various topics, and at others we discuss our own personal actions to address climate change. The group has a focus on encouragement, both of one another, and of the town community.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

BTCV Community Group Gathering

On Saturday 14th March 2009, BTCV is hosting a Community Group Gathering as part of "Every Action Counts". The focus of this event is to encourage all local community groups, clubs, societies and associations to take action to help protect the environment, create a fairer world and improve quality of life for everyone.

The gathering is taking place from 10:30am to 3:30pm at Amersham & Wycombe College, Stanley Hill, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9HN. The venue is not far from Amersham Station (Chiltern Railways and London Underground).

Attendance is FREE and a buffet lunch will be provided. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The event is open to everyone, but we are especially keen for people from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and West London to come along.

This event is being funded by Every Action Counts (EAC), a national initiative delivered by a partnership of 17 organisations, to support and encourage groups to take action in five areas - Save Energy, Travel Wisely, Save Our Resources, Shop Ethically and Care For Your Area. It is being run especially for local group co-ordinators and activists. It may also be of interest to people who work with networks of local groups and have an interest in sustainability. It aims to encourage a range of groups to take part in EAC and will provide easy access to the support and materials to do so.

Emma Barnett (Compost Advisor) will be giving a talk and running a workshop on the importance of composting and how to produce good compost. She will also introduce the new WRAP campaign Love Food Hate Waste and give hints and tips on how to reduce food waste.

John Allan (Tring Transition Town Movement) will deliver a talk and workshop on Transition Towns and concerns related to unsustainable living such as ‘peak oil’ and ‘climate change’. John will be joined by Naomi Hirst who is considering setting up this movement in Chalfont St Peter, and Rob Craig who is helping with the initial stages of making Chesham a Transition Town.

A number of EAC Community Champions will also be attending this event. These are volunteers who have been specially trained to inspire, inform and advise groups. During the day groups will be able to explore the EAC website, sign up to the initiative and link up with a Community Champion.

To book online now, please use this link.

For further details please contact Oonagh Kelleher on 0118 947 5049

BTCV’s role within the partnership with the Every Action Counts consortium is to train and support over 1,000 Community Champions across England to work with community groups, clubs and societies, to highlight small actions that each group can take to make a real difference now and in the future.

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