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TLT meeting - 28th October 2014 - Recycling in Wales

For our October meeting we are privileged to have as our speaker Jasper Roberts, the Welsh Government Deputy Director responsible for Waste and Resource Efficiency.  The subject of his talk is:

"Recycling in Wales - Welsh Government policy and action"

The meeting will be held in the Herb Garden Cafe, Llandrindod, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that the doors will open at 6:45 for a 7:00 p.m. start.

recycle

Jasper Robert's role covers sustainable waste management, climate change mitigation in the waste sector, renewable energy and green jobs and the economy.

He has set up food and residual waste treatment programmes in Wales covering Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Energy from Waste (EfW), which are forecast to produce energy equivalent to 10% of domestic demand in Wales.

His previous roles have included working on the first Wales Agri-Food Strategy focussing on organics, red meat and dairy; rural policy including local economic and community regeneration in rural areas; and foot and mouth recovery including rural mental health programme.

Jasper Roberts has long been involved with volunteering. For 20 years he has been a non-executive director with Cadwyn Housing Association, a community based social landlord in Cardiff.  In 1995 he took a 2-year career break in Papua New Guinea doing voluntary work with the disabled in Wewak and teaching at Port Moresby Grammar School.

We look forward to a stimulating presentation!

 

TLT meeting 23 September

Noodles with vegetarian prawns

The next meeting of Trawsnewid Llandrindod Transition will be on Tuesday 23 September from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Herb Garden Café, Llandrindod. Judith Dennison will be talking about Global Food Security.

 

Today there are about 7 billion people in the world and each day 1 billion go hungry. Within the next 50 years the population is expected to rise to 9 billion. How are we all going to be fed?—the essential question tackled in the short course Judith followed earlier this summer.    Global food security is such a wide ranging topic that a life time of study, let alone a short course, is unlikely to do it justice. However, the course made a fair attempt to explore key topics such as intensification of global agriculture, our changing climate, what determines food prices, and what is global food security anyway?
 

Llandrindod Repair Cafe No 3 13th September, 2-5 pm, Rock Park

Llandrindod Repair Cafe logo vsmall** STOP PRESS***

Great news: Our very own Llandrindod Town Crier Janet Swindale will be in attendance at Llandrindod Repair Cafe no. 3 this Saturday, 13th September:  Look out for her in the town centre on Friday 12th as well, giving out leaflets.  If you miss her, you can download the latest edition here. 

And more: the Guardian newspaper are sending a reporter along, with a view to featuring us in their "Live Better Challenge". Wow!

 

Slow Sunday at Trosnant - 7 Sept 2014

Llandrindod Transition would like to invite you to our next Slow Sunday event on the 7th September at "Trosnant".   Over the past three years, Lis and Nick Talbott have converted a conventionally-built 1970's bungalow to drastically reduce its carbon footprint.

trosnant distant view

Please arrive between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.   Nick will give an illustrated talk describing the work that has been done to the house at 3.00pm.   There will then be opportunity for guided tours round the house and garden. We will have tea and refreshments at about 4.00pm.  Please bring cakes to share.

 

TLT OPEN MEETING film The Economics of Happiness 26/8/14

Our open evening this month featured  the award-winning film The Economics of Happiness,  by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page,a documentary about the worldwide movement of economic localisation. It describes the problems of globalisation: how it breeds cultural self-rejection, competition and divisiveness; promotes the growth of slums and urban sprawl; and decimates democracy. The film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions: while government and Big Business push for a globalised economy based on high technology and increased trade, people all over the world are working from the grass-roots to nurture smaller scale, ecological, local economies. The second half of the film provides inspiration and describes practical solutions, with examples from all round the world.
Further details of the film and study notes can be found at www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org.

 


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