Past meetings

November 2017 meeting: Creative Upcycling & Pre-Loved Goodies Swap

November: 2nd November 2017, Creative Upcycling & Pre-Loved Goodies Swap, Frome Cricket Club Many thanks to Sarah and Alex for organising such an interesting and informative meeting on recycling and upcycling. It was a lively gathering with exhibits, talks and re-makery and re-use activities. Jolyyon from Protomax Frome gave an interesting talk on the ‘Storm board’ –…

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October 2017 meeting: Sustainable Group Mapping & the Year Ahead

October: 7th October 2017, Sustainable Group Mapping & the Year Ahead,  Frome Cricket Club, The Showfield, Rodden Road, Frome BA11 2AH In October, it was great to see kids (and everyone else!) enjoying apple pressing at our meeting – thanks to Helen for organising. The meeting mapped the different projects, groups and organisations doing sustainable things in Frome.…

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September 2017 meeting: Universal Basic Income

September: 7th September 2017, Universal Basic Income We were lucky to have Save The World’s Resources give an interesting talk and debate around this important subject. The idea of a basic income for all has been around for many years, and is gaining growing support. It has been trialled recently in Finland and trials in Scotland…

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July 2017 meeting: Land Use & Wildlife

July: 6th July 2017, Land Use & Wildlife July’s ‘One Planet Frome’ session was on land use. What is the condition of the land on which we all depend, and what are the implications of climate change for the way it should be managed in the future? Nikki Jones, a writer and researcher, gave a talk…

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June 2017 meeting: Sustainable transport

June: 1st June 2017, Sustainable Transport At our June meeting, we explored ways that our use of transport, to get ourselves around and to access the goods and services we think we need, has changed dramatically in our life-times. John Boxall  treated us to a fascinating insight into the different modes of transport used in Britain,…

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May 2017 meeting: 10 Year Celebration of Sustainable Frome

In May we celebrated 10 years of Sustainable Frome. It was a chance for members old and new to celebrate achievements and peer into the future.   Our  trip down memory lane included: the first gathering of 40 like-minded people, harnessed by Peter MacFadyen, in October 2006 support for Vallis Veg as they found some land …

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April 2017 meeting: Sustainable water

April: 6th April 2017: Sustainable Water At our One Planet Frome meeting this month on Sustainable Water, we were treated to a fascinating presentation by Mike Blackmore, the conservation officer for the Wild Trout Trust. Even those of us who were not particularly wild about trout before the evening had the scales lifted from our eyes. Trout…

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March 2017 meeting: Zero carbon

March: 2nd March 2017: Zero Carbon March’s One Planet Frome session was on the theme of Zero Carbon. We explored our own experiences – how have we learnt about climate change? For many of us, there is a tension between the evidence that scientists are giving us and the desire to avert our gaze from such momentous information. We…

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February 2017 meeting: Local & Sustainable Food

February: 2nd February 2017: Local & Sustainable Food Our discussions explored, existing systems for producing, distributing, selling and consuming food have become totally dysfunctional, profoundly inequitable and unsustainable. With an expected population growth of 2 to 3 billion by 2050, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture, an appalling situation will only get worse unless…

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January 2017 meeting: Health & Happiness

January: 5th January 2017: Health & Happiness January’s meeting focused on Living Well and Dying Well and was inspired by the One Planet Living theme of Health and Happiness. Mike Grenville (Funeral Celebrant, Dying Doula and Home Funerals, editor of the Transition Network Newsletter) and Celia Libera (Soul Midwife and Bereavement Support) attracted a good turnout for this thought-provoking session. Celia…

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