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Bentham Local Action for Justice and Peace
Meeting in One World Week
Report by J Allinson
Over forty people met at Bentham in Yorkshire (but near Lancaster) to consider this topic. The local Rector Revd Thomas (left) chaired the meeting.
Jill Perry of Maryport Friends of the Earth then told us practical things we could do. She said "The situation is not hopeless." She said there were four main ways we produced CO2 and that the largest way involved in food, due to the huge distances food is transported:
Nearly everyone there took some action:
After the meeting I stood around and listened to a couple of people who had burning things to say - So often "the right thing" to do just seems to be to listen.
After the meeting I and my two passengers drove back 10 miles to Settle.
Tthis may get put on a separate page eventually-- but it's here for now.
But en route, inspired by the instruction to buy local, and to buy organic, we stopped and bought some vegetables at the Quaker cooperative "Growing with Grace" organic greenhouses at Clapham
There we discovered an English Apple Tasting display:
Topaz was definitely the chosen winner
One of the Growing with Grace people showed me the new composting greenhouse. One day a week garden compost arrives. It is shredded in the machine shown. It is left in long rows. Within a day the new compost is steaming away, and after 7 weeks it is ready for use - At the moment the greenhouses themselves are using it all - Eventually there may be some for sale.
Happy One World Week - 23 - 30 Oct
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