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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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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Autumn network event ideas

Here's an email that's been forwarded. If you could copy your reply to carbon.cutters@googlemail.com, that would be most helpful.

---- Forwarded Message ----
From: "Buckel, Frances - Environment & Economy - Waste Management"
To: "Kenton, Simon - Environment & Economy - Waste Management"
Sent: Tuesday, 23 June, 2009 1:13:15 PM
Subject: Autumn network event ideas


The CAG Project aims to hold 2 networking and 2 training events per year, with the aim of providing groups the opportunity to meet one another and to glean new skills and ideas. We are currently planning our autumn network event and it is important that whatever we organise is relevant to you and you group.

The purpose of networking events is to:

* Make you realise that you are part of a larger network of groups that can share ideas and skills
* Give you some ideas as to what your group could do next
* Inspire and revitalise you
* Have a fun evening or day

In 2008 we held a very popular and useful day at Barracks Lane Community Gardens exploring different aspects of food waste and we traditionally hold a social event around Christmas with a round up of the past year’s activities. We have taken note of comments from feed back forms from these events, but we would now like CAG members to priorities what they would find useful.

Below is a list of some of our ideas and we would like you to prioritize which subject area you are interested in. Please also add any ideas of your own and what you might to cover during the event. Alternatively, if you don’t feel that a network event would be beneficial and / or you would prefer a different kind of event, such as a visit or a talk, please let us know.

Please reply and then fill in the box below and send us your ideas as soon as possible but not later than 4th July – please circulate to as many of your CAG members as possible







Green energy

Working with businesses

Working with other local groups e.g. WIs, Churches

Transport issues

Funding opportunities

Food waste

Climate change

Other (please specify)

Big Lunch – 19th July

Already a number of CAGs have taken up the Eden Project’s challenge to have a “Street Party”. We would really like to recommend this event and see how many CAGs could have an event, it does not need to be a street party, it could be a picnic, or get together in somebody’s home.

The food, entertainment and decorations all being home made, home grown or created at home by those taking part. Several CAGs are already organising a Big Lunch in their area, asking people to bring things made from left overs or things they have grown themselves. CAGs are emphasising zero waste. To find out more visit http://www.thebiglunch.com/ or speak to Simon or Frances.




Frances Buckel | CAG Project Officer


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