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Climate change awareness events planned by Gedling green group

An environmental group from Gedling are hoping two local awareness events they’ve organised will help hammer home the serious message about climate change.

Members of the Gedling Climate Change Group‘s (GCCG) have two events planned, which take place on consecutive Saturdays.

The group will be hosting a drop-in session at Morrisons supermarket in Netherfield on Saturday (September 14) and will be on hand to advise shoppers on how to cut unnecessary packaging, promote local recycling and demonstrating how

The event will run from 10.30am until 1pm.

The group has also organised a community screening of climate action film ‘Tomorrow’, The Bonington in Arnold on Saturday, September 21, at 2pm.

‘Tomorrow’ follows Cyril Dion, a French activist, author and journalist, who becomes aware of the potential impact on humankind unless we make dramatic changes. He embarks on a road trip around the world in search of in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education, with amazing, inspiring results.

The screening will be followed by a special question and answer session with a panel of experts. The movie tickets cost £2.50 and the price includes entry to the panel session after the screening.

The following experts will be taking part in the environmental panel:

  • Julian Marsh, retired professor of architecture, involved in the design of low energy buildings, currently project co-ordinator of a community energy group in the Meadows
  • Penney Poyzer, developed her own carbon neutral home, presented the TV series, ‘No waste like home’, currently chair of the Nottingham Good Food Partnership
  • Stephen Selby, worked in a variety of community projects, particularly therapeutic gardens with the charitable sector, currently supporting the WasteNott community interest company.
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Bob Vaughan Newton, chairman of Gedling Climate Change Group said: “Gedling Climate Change Group is keen to support and encourage people to make choices which benefit our environment.

“So often it is not an easy choice for a consumer, so we are delighted to be working with Morrisons – a supermarket which is making changes and working towards reducing its packaging. We aim to show people that there are other affordable options to reduce packaging and to showcase the recycling options that are available locally too.

“We are also excited to be bringing the hugely successful international film Tomorrow for a special community showing. The film is not focused on warnings, but what we can all do on a practical level to help safeguard our planet now and for future generations. We do hope that people will come along and support our events and find out more about how they can get involved at a local level.”

Clare Wainwright, community champion at Morrisons said: “Morrisons as a company are reducing their use of plastics. In our store in Netherfield we already have in place paper carrier bags and paper produce bags. Many of Morrison’s branded products have either been taken out of plastics or had the plastic packaging reduced. 

“We also no longer stock or use plastic straws in store. “

She added: “We are always looking for new ways to reduce our use of plastics.”

More details about the Tomorrow screening can be found here: http://www.boningtontheatre.co.uk/whatson/event/gedling-climate-change-group-present-tomorrow.php

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