"Towards a Zero Carbon Community"
Visits and Meetings
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Malcolm Rich, Vital Earth Sales & Marketing Director, addresses SY
group members during our visit to the company's state of the art composting
facility at Ashbourne. Here he explains how the raw biodegradable waste rots
down in aerated outdoor vessels.
Group members contemplate piles of semi-rotted waste in the covered halls.
The finished article: compost ready to be bagged for sale.
Sustainable Youlgrave welcomes Baroness Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, and Jim Dixon, Chief Executive of the Peak District National Park, during a fact-finding visit to Youlgrave in August 2007.
Sustainable Youlgrave's Andrew McCloy at the 21st Century Village Conference in Bakewell in September 2007, next to the group's new display stand paid for by a grant from Derbyshire County Council's Greenwatch Action Grant.
Sustainable Youlgrave's John Youatt welcomes Christian Aid's Cut
the Carbon March, which passed through Youlgrave en route from Belfast to
London during July 2007.
Cheryl Woodruff of WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) came to Youlgrave in February and led a very interesting and productive workshop for us on the subject of home composting
Sustainable Youlgrave members travelled to Walford College in Shropshire to take part in an interesting and useful seminar on anaerobic digestion
Sustainable Youlgrave organised a group visit to Ludlow for Peak District farmers interested in learning more about anaerobic digestion - they visited a pioneering AD site run by Greenfinch and all felt it was a highly illuminating day
Sustainable Youlgrave visit AD site run by Greenfinch
In August 2008 Sustainable Youlgrave entertained a delegation from the Government Office for the East Midlands to discuss our objectives in light of emerging Government policy on sustainability and renewable energy. The GOEM line-up included Mike Meech, Head of Defra policy on Sustainability and Climate Change for the East Midlands.
Sustainable Youlgrave held an
open evening for villagers to learn more about our feasibility study into
anaerobic digestion, and our consultants joined committee members to answer
residents' questions and concerns.
Andrew McCloy and John Youatt with other invited guests at 10 Downing
Street in July 2009.
In the garden of 10 Downing Street at the PM's reception for community
volunteers, which included Sustainable Youlgrave.
In May 2009 we held a special
meeting for local farmers to explain in more detail our study into anaerobic
digestion and the options and opportunities it presented for them.
Please also see the meetings section of the web site - click here to visit the meetings page