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In December, the world’s nations and organisations will gather in Paris for COP21 or the ’2015 Climate Conference’.  This will be the largest ever UN conference on climate change, and some believe this is the world’s last opportunity to achieve a binding and universal agreement on climate.  Two of the issues covered will be ‘consumerism’ and ‘waste’ and Transition Town Romsey (TTR) are planning to bring the discussion to Romsey, in an attempt to make what’s happening in Paris relevant to a local audience.

 

Following their successful stall at the recent Romsey FoodFest (which highlighted the issue of ‘food waste’), Transition Town Romsey are continuing with the theme of ‘waste’ by holding a Public Meeting on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at the Romsey URC Hall.  The aim is to demonstrate how the individual can really make a difference, and encourage Romsonians to ‘reduce, recycle and reuse’ more of their waste – especially over the up-coming Christmas Period.

 

During the evening there will be a series of short talks by: Transition Town Romsey; Zoe Cooke, Waste Prevention Officer for Hampshire County Council, and Susie Phillips, Project Manager for Winchester’s year-long initiative ‘The Great Waste’ (“Making waste into something wonderful”).  Before and after the talks, there will also be the opportunity to look at a number of information stalls by: TTR; Hampshire County Council’s ‘Smart Living’ campaign; Test Valley Borough Council; The Romsey Organic Gardeners; Southampton Scrapstore; Free Books; and The Repair Café; along with displays of fun ideas for ‘upcycling’.  So there should be much to discuss over coffee and cake !

 

All are invited to come and view information stalls from 7.00p.m. with the talks starting at 7.30p.m.

 

Further information from:

 

Paris Climate Conference 2015
http:winacc.org.uk/

http://www.thegreatwaste.org/

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/waste-recycling/smartliving.htm

https://www.testvalley.gov.uk/resident/wasteandrecycling/recycling/

http://www.southamptonscrapstore.org.uk/
www.facebook.com/booksforfreesouthampton

http://transitionsouthampton.org/index.php/projects/repair-cafe