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Richard Foreman
Mar 12, 2020
In General Discussions
Just a heads-up to anyone who's interested in the replies to the letters Mr. Hoare wrote to various State Departments on behalf of constituents last year. I have scanned copies of them and posted them in the blog. Just scroll down to below the original letters to find them. https://www.planetshaftesbury.org/post/climate-change-enquiries-from-simon-hoare-to-gov-t-ministers-follow-up-from-9-10-19-meeting
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Richard Foreman
Jun 24, 2019
In General Discussions
I've managed already to forget how I chanced upon this - but I thought this piece, an interview with Mark Billsborough, Head of Trading and Renewables at Co-op Energy, would be of interest to PS Forum readers. Here's the link: https://www.businessandindustry.co.uk/sustainable-business/better-support-needed-for-the-community-power-generation/
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Richard Foreman
Jun 10, 2019
In General Discussions
An interesting piece of research written up in last week’s New Scientist reveals that, in the subtitling of nearly 130 thousand UK TV programmes between September 2017 and September 2018, the word ‘beer’ got 23,648 mentions. The exercise, they say, reveals much about British preoccupations. ‘Dog’ got 105,245 mentions, ‘tea’ 60,060, ‘cake’ 40,043, ‘sex’ 56,307 and ‘Brexit’ 68,816. The term ‘climate change’ got 3,125, a little ahead of ‘zombies’ with 2,488. The research was commissioned by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), as part of an initiative to improve the visibility of climate change on TV screens. Good for them. Perhaps they might also consider the carbon footprint of the next James Bond film.
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Richard Foreman
Jun 10, 2019
In General Discussions
An interesting piece of research written up in last week’s New Scientist reveals that, in the subtitling of nearly 130 thousand UK TV programmes between September 2017 and September 2018, the word ‘beer’ got 23,648 mentions. The exercise, they say, reveals much about British preoccupations. ‘Dog’ got 105,245 mentions, ‘tea’ 60,060, ‘cake’ 40,043, ‘sex’ 56,307 and ‘Brexit’ 68,816. The term ‘climate change’ got 3,125, a little ahead of ‘zombies’ with 2,488. The research was commissioned by the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), as part of an initiative to improve the visibility of climate change on TV screens. Good for them. Perhaps they might also consider the carbon footprint of the next James Bond film.
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Richard Foreman
May 15, 2019
In General Discussions
link provided by Phyllis Wolff-Paley: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/11/magazine/climate-change-exxon-renewable-energy.html
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Richard Foreman
May 01, 2019
In General Discussions
Thanks again to Phyllis Wolff for this link to a Guardian piece on initiatives like the 'share shop' in Frome. A good round up. The nascent PS waste group were going to look further into this, perhaps invite a speaker. Any developments? Anyway here's the link: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/24/library-of-things-borrowing-scheme-conquer-world?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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Richard Foreman
Apr 10, 2019
In General Discussions
Thanks to Phyllis for this Click this link to sign the petition "Grant legal protection to Swallow, Swift and Martin nest sites not just nests. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/250845
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Richard Foreman
Apr 10, 2019
In General Discussions
Thanks again to Phyllis... https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/07/the-us-is-responsible-for-26-of-global-warming-emissions-is-morally-responsible-to-help-solve-it/
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Richard Foreman
Mar 02, 2019
In General Discussions
Thanks to Arthur Simmonds for this. Fairtrade Tea Party Information & Fairtrade Stalls and Refreshments Saturday March 9th 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Friends (Quaker) Meeting House Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury
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Richard Foreman
Feb 21, 2019
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