As most of you will probably know, there is to be a GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE on Fri 20 September 2019, with a planned week of action and a further strike on Fri 27 Sept 2019
Building on the monthly school strikes, the September event encourages people of all ages to take part, protesting the lack of action on the climate crisis and for an end to the use of fossil fuels.
In Hull, the local school strikers will be leading the local protest, at 11am in Queens Gardens. https://ukscn.org/events/general-strike-for-climate-hull/
We know that lots of you belong to organisations that are taking part in the action, such as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Campaign for Rural England, Extinction Rebellion, and so on. We haven’t organised a Transition & Permaculture Hull specific contribution, but I’m passing on the following message from TimeBank, relating to Steve Elliott, an artist who did a wonderful climate change dragon for us in the early days of Transition Hull.
Steve Elliott of Iota Visual Arts is going to be supporting the Global Strike for Climate in Hull on 20 September (Queens Gardens from 11am). He is painting the back of the Timebank banner with the messages “Grow more Trees” and “Stop using insecticides” and would like to invite others to join him in the demonstration with their own messages on placards etc. Anyone wanting to hook up with Steve contact email@example.com
Transition & Permaculture Hull has received the following invitation to visit the Down to Earth Plot and take part in their small mammal survey. The Plot covers several allotments on the Newland site, has mature trees and a tree nursery, growing areas for fruit, veg and herbs, a wildflower area, and various other habitats. Previously developed and maintained by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Hull Friends of the Earth, Down to Earth Hull have taken it on with the aim of promoting an appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment.
Small Mammal Survey at ‘The Plot’
9.30 am to 11 am Sunday 15 September 2019
In September Down to Earth Hull will be doing a survey at The Plot to see which small mammal species (possibly voles, wood mice and shrews) might be living there in the various habitats we’ve created. The survey involves setting special live traps which capture the animals humanely and are stocked with bedding and food for their ‘stay’. Members of Transition & Permaculture Hull are invited to come along to join us as we open the traps on 15th September to see which species have been caught. (Please note that no dogs are permitted at the event.) As part of the activity there will be a site tour and light refreshments on offer.
Please use the contact form on the T&P Hull website to let us know if you would like to attend.
Pickering Road Community Orchard has a good crop of apples this year and members of the public can come and harvest 2 Kilograms if they donate £2 to the orchard.
R-evolution Cycling Charity at Trinity Market in August
R-evolution is a local charity committed to encouraging more people to cycle. It will be at Trinity Market on August 7, 17, 21 and 24, selling refurbished bikes, giving free repair demonstrations and promoting cycling. On August 7 and 24, there will be two free bike surgeries where people will have the opportunity to learn how to fix bikes. These will last half an hour and will be at 10am and 2.30pm each day.
More about the charity at https://www.hullccnews.co.uk/23/07/2019/get-on-your-bike-at-trinity-market-this-summer/
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