A series of events are being staged to focus on green issues during the next couple of months.
Coining the much-used phrase in this country, the East Suffolk Greenprint Forum is holding an open meeting called ‘Funny Weather We Are Having’.
As the title suggests, this meeting focuses on the issue of climate change and the action which is being taken.
The climate is changing. Action is being taken to reduce human emissions of greenhouse gases and land use that impact on our climate system.
But are we still ‘setting the stage for the next meeting to discuss it’ or are we all going as far as we can/need to? What more can we do?
This event will refresh our memories and update us on the latest UK projections, impacts and actions that are informing decision makers in businesses, charities, local authorities and communities.
It will share information on the action that is being taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Speakers include: Dr Trevor Bond, Senior Scientist, Environment Agency; John Hammond, Advisor (Civil Contingencies) Met Office and John Taylor, SCCP.
Funny Weather We Are Having is being held on Thursday, 2 March 2017, meet at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start (scheduled to end at 9pm) at Suffolk Coastal’s offices at East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1RT.
In Suffolk, mixed recycling is collected by your council and is taken to the Viridor Waste Management Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Great Blakenham in Suffolk, for sorting, separating and baling.
This visit is a fascinating insight into the world of waste and makes you look at what you produce and what you throw away very carefully. Numbers are limited to 15, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The visit to the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) at Great Blakenham is on Thursday, 30 March 2017, from 1pm - 4pm.
On the subject of waste disposal, to reduce the amount of Suffolk’s waste that goes to landfill and cut costs to council tax payers, the Suffolk energy-from-waste facility uses the waste left after recycling – from homes and some businesses across Suffolk – to generate enough electricity to power 30,000 homes.
This is a fascinating visit and a chance to understand what is a necessary part of our resource management process.
Please be aware on the plant tour, we will walk about 1.5km, there are over 300 stairs – up and down.
We will climb 23 levels and there are mesh walkways, so unfortunately this tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues or vertigo.
The visit to the Suffolk Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility at Great Blakenham is on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, from 10.00 - 12.00
Numbers are limited to 20, so book early to avoid disappointment.