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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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Fracking lobby needed now

Please write to your MP to get the fracking go ahead reversed. Here is what I wrote to Roger Williams MP: feel free to copy and adapt this template letter. You will need to put your full address at the bottom of your letter.
Dear Mr Williams
I am very disappointed by the news this week that the government is to allow fracking in the UK. I am therefore writing to ask that you urge this government to cancel all plans to allow more shale gas exploration or extraction to take place in the UK. Shale gas has already caused two earthquakes in Blackpool UK. In addition,  the Environment Protection Agency in the U.S.A has connected “fracking” to water contamination. Benzene, which is known to cause cancer, methane, which of course is even more environmentally dangerous than carbon dioxide, synthetic glycol and alcohol have been found in the ground and in drinking wells in the United States after fracking has taken place.
I would also like to remind you that the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research has warned of a possible rise in global temperatures to 4 degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century and that the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is rising by 1.8 parts per million per year.
Furthermore, any investment in coal gasification or methane gas extraction will not help our economy. The small number of jobs that a fracking boom might create would be more than offset by the large number of long term sustainable jobs that a zero carbon economy would create.
Lastly, I would like to point out that any delay in investing in clean, renewable energy and employment is putting the future of our children and grandchildren at risk. Our children have the right to life: this could be severely jeopardised if the government continues its current insistence on a high carbon future.
With regard to Wales, there are also concerns that beaches in the Swansea area could have their Blue Flag status impacted by contamination from fracking.
Yours sincerely
Rosemary Brown
Co-ordinator, Mid Wales Permaculture Network

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