- Citizens lobby for the climate
- Are you ready for a radical solution to Marlborough's parking problems?
- G20 spends $800 billion p.a. subsidising fossil fuels
- 350.org action to cut greenhouse gases - fast & equitably
- Carbon Fee & Dividend
- Salisbury Road Estate: Our response to Crown Estates' Consultation
- Call to retain direct hourly trains to London
News and Events Updates
Next Hub Meeting is at 8pm on Thursday 12th February in the Green Dragon Pub.
The Coalition Government is planning to abolish ancient tresspassing laws to enable fracking beneath our houses. You can sign Green Peace's petition, here...
The latest IPCC Synthesis Report says Human influence on the climate system is clear and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in 800,000 years. Read their latest report here...
The next Communities Market is on Sunday 1st February from 10am to 3pm, in the High Street. Buy local produce and crafts, and socialise. Details of all future markets here
David Cameron wants to change the law so fracking companies can drill under our homes without permission. Sign the Greenpeace petition here...
Read the January 2015 Transition Network Newsletter, here...
Which fossil fuel companies have caused global warming? find out here...
Click here to see the Carbon Map and make sense of Climate Change responsibility and vulnerability.
Welcome to Transition Marlborough
The Permaculture Group is organising an Edge Event after this important Conference - click here... to see what other groups are planning. Please contact us if you can host a couple of keen permaculturalists from overseas, on 16th, 17th and 18th of September, via firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE SIGNED UP IN SUPPORT OF THE MARLBOROUGH RAIL LINK!
Thanks for all your supportive comments, the 15 page report has been forwarded to Claire Perry M.P. and you can down-load it here...
The next steps are to present this report to the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership for inclusion in their list of priorities for the Marlborough area. Read more...
The Permaculture Group discussed the benefits of using cover crops or green manure to build up nitrogen and soil carbon, this month. Cover cropping also protects the soil from the damaging effects of wind and rain during the long Winter months. We gathered at Gerald's house for this session and watched several videos, including one by Patrick Whitefield where he uses faber beans, at close spacing, as a cover crop in his Somerset garden. We also inspected Gerald's raised bed that he recently planted with fast growing Phacelia to improve soil structure, before retiring for a cup of herb tea and some ginger cake.
Practical Permaculture for Transition Training
The 'Low Energy Living' session was held in and around Gary's houseboat that was moored near Pewsey. Gary uses solar energy to power his boat, both for travelling up and down the canal and to charge his lap-top and mobile phone, and gleaned wood to heat his small stove. He also demonstrated his solar cooker and wind-up washing machine, while Jeremy took advantage of the occasion to boil water on his efficient rocket stove. Since this was the last session of this year's course we all retired to the pub afterwards for a well earned lunch!
Find out more about the 2015, Practical Permaculture for Transition training course and watch our latest video, here...