October News from PCAN
News from PCAN October 2014
Our next PCAN Meeting
is at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 9th October at the King St Tavern,
70 King St, Southsea, PO5 4EH. Do come if you can – we’ll be discussing future plans.
Lots of you will know Tim Dawes of the Green Party. He’s also organising what looks to be an excellent Literary Festival in Havant, starting this weekend.
Next Sunday (12/10) there’s a half-day conference on ecologically inspired literature from 2pm – 5.45pm at
Do have a look at the programme:
The People’s Climate march – the biggest ever!
PCAN supporters joined 40,000 others at the People's Climate March in
London and Chichester and over half a million world-wide on Sunday 21 September, to send a message to world leaders and local politicians that we want more action on climate change. It was great to see the support. As for the UN conference – let’s see.
One World Week 19-26 October Breaking Chains, Making Change.
A chance to think about global issues. Our local events are based on the themes of sourcing food differently, reducing wastefulness and using money ethically to support the changes we want to see. http://groups.wdm.org.uk/portsmouth/one-world-week/
One World Week events in the Portsmouth Area
Sun 19th Havant One World Week Event: Tea, cakes, pancakes, stalls and a chance to hear what local groups are doing to live differently and make the world a fairer place.
Havant United Reformed
Mon 20th Display on the threats to African agriculture from big business.
Tue 21st Cash with a Conscience: workshop on using money to make changes. Stalls and presentations.
Central Library Portsmouth 6.30 p.m.
Wed 22nd Living Differently – Mayor’s coffee morning
10.30 to 12.00. £2 including coffee and biscuits.
Thur 23rd Dining Differently – a vegetarian meal cooked by FoodCycle volunteers John Pounds
From 6.30 p.m.
Speaker: Ruth Valerio on Living Differently.
Tickets £8 from Sue James 92 250267 or Sarah Hirom 92 582140 to raise money for the Portsmouth FoodCycle project.
Fri 24th International evening – food from around the world.
7.30 p.m. Tickets £4 individual, £10 family from Martin Jones 92 646386 or Philip Hayllar 92 251593
For more about One World Week – visit their website : www.oneworldweek.org
Hampshire Climate Action Network 6-monthly get-together
Free - for people who are actively working against climate change in their communities in Hampshire to meet and share experiences. Saturday 18 October, 10.00am-12.30pm followed by a bring and share lunch.
The Innovation Centre, Basing View,
Basingstoke, RG21 4HG
Let Sue know if you are interested.
Reclaim Power week of action 10 – 17 October.
Reclaim Power is a collaboration of social movements, international networks, NGOs and grassroots organisers, working on every continent. A week of actions will take place around the world, fighting to change our energy systems to stop climate change. We want to highlight the urgency of transforming our energy systems at local, national and global levels, and to demand a shift from corporate-controlled fossil fuels to clean, fair and democratic energy systems.
Fuel Poverty Action’s Energy Bill of Rights
Have a look at this and consider signing up on http://tinyurl.com/FPARights. and making the links between fuel poverty and the Big 6 energy companies’ control of our energy system in the
Trade Deals – Stop the TTIP
We are still seriously worried about the new trade and investment rules (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) which are being negotiated in secret between the EU and the
This is a real threat to our democracy and if it goes through, is likely to become a model for all trade deals
We gave out lots of leaflets against TTIP and collected signatures in an event organised by 38 Degrees on 30th August and there is another day of action on 11 October. See www.nottip.org.uk .
Do read more about this – everyone should be concerned.
Free online course
FutureLearn is offering a free course, starting on 10 November, called 'Our Climate: Past, Present and Future'. Details here
Hunger for Justice weekend
Over the weekend of 18-19 October, hundreds of churches nationwide will be urging their local MPs to tackle climate change, and praying for people around the world who are affected.
If you’re involved with a church please do suggest that they get involved – it could be a special service, creating a prayer room or arrange a walk of witness –and they stress that you should invite your MP along and challenge them to act.
You can download an action guide on http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/climate-justice/hunger-for-justice.aspx . You can find lots of other good resources on their website. And you can read about how people are fasting for justice in solidarity with Yeb Saño, delegate for the
16 October – World Food Day (UK-wide)
A great chance to raise issues around food. The Landworkers’
Love food hate waste - places still available
Eat well, waste less food and get more bang(ers) for your buck! More here.
Saturday 18 October, 10.00am-1.00pm
Workshop by COIN (Climate Outreach and Information Network)
Flooding earlier this year affected hundreds in Hampshire. Come and find out if the flooding will get worse and about the connection with climate change. Details and booking here.
Saturday 18 October, 1.00-4.00pm
The Innovation Centre, Basing View,
30 years of trying to be useful with vegetables - what it means and why it matters
Guy Watson, CEO of Riverford Organics, tells the story of Riverford, from its original conception to its current position as the largest supplier of organic produce in the
Monday 20 October, 7.45pm (drinks and networking from 6.30pm)
Reducing energy costs by measuring them
A Hampshire Sustainable Business Network event.
Friday 24 October, 8.00-10.00am
Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, SO21 1HZ
Free event. Details and seat reservations here.
An evening with Polly Higgins: Ecocide - One Law to Change It All
A talk by inspirational Earth lawyer Polly Higgins who is developing the Ecocide Act to protect the planet. Includes Q&A session. Details here.
Thursday 6 November, 7.30pm
Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, Salisbury Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Details and booking here.
Future Solent Conference
A chance to talk to businesses that have received grants from Future Solent's Green Growth fund. Tickets £30. Booking required. Details here.
Friday 7 November, 8.30am-4.00pm
2015 is a pivotal year.
Climate change has a direct effect on multiple spheres, so the march on March 7th will be staged in representative blocs: Food & Water, Energy, Jobs & Transport, Finance and the possibility of a Natural World bloc.
This is a critical time for all of us, and we must give our government a signal that is loud and clear.
We know what we need to do. We need to move:
¨ From exploitation to climate justice:
¨ From delay to action: 10% emissions cuts year on year, creating at least one million climate jobs.
¨ From fracking & fossil fuels to renewable energy: for all our needs.
¨ From cold homes and energy waste to insulation for all.
Join us on March 7th and make your voice heard. Remind the people of the world: it's Time to Act on Climate Change.
For the Love of…
The Climate Coalition are getting people to share ideas of things people love which may be affected by climate Change and have a new For The Love Of.. website, Check it out at: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/
Get the banks out of coal
Ideal World 2030
We’re happy to advertise your green events
You can follow us on Facebook. ‘Like’ our page for updates: PCAN
Find us on Twitter @portsmouthcan
We try and post as many relevant articles as we can on our twitter account @portsmouthCAN so do sign up to that and you can see the archive of posts.
Last Updated (Thursday, 02 October 2014 20:35)