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Climate Change Day

Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Image: Sustainable Youlgrave climate change action and awareness day.
The village hall was buzzing on November 1st with people trying to find out how to save energy and money – and the planet. Sustainable Youlgrave’s Climate Change Day had lots to see and do

The Derbyshire CC Climate Change bus was parked on Holywell Lane. There were free cotton shoppers, carbon calculators and light bulbs and information about recycling, composting and renewable energy from wood fuel. Andrew Hubble exhibited pictures of two local ground-source heating schemes he has recently installed. Sally Wheal from the Peak Park’s Ranger Service helped us work out the size of our carbon footprints.

Youlgrave School produced an exhibition (specially commissioned for the event) of children’s painting and poetry on the theme of the environment. Youlgrave Cinema showed a series of short films on climate change. Mark Shearing transformed the village hall stage into a superb small film studio.

Maggie Ford from Bankside Wildlife Garden offered tours of the estate and Haddon trout fishery (a slightly bigger estate) brought information about their proposed hydro scheme (thanks to Warren Slaney). The Bangbutt Committee provided a third world perspective (thanks to Barbara Scrivener).

Youlgrave Water put their product on the line and offered a blind tasting. Could you tell the difference between Youlgrave water, Severn Trent and the bottled stuff? The results are eagerly awaited and will be reported - fearlessly - in the The Bugle. Our Photographic Competition (on the theme of climate change and the environment) attracted a small but high class field - and was won by Trish Donnison.

Drinks, snacks and locally-sourced lunches were provided by Jean Youatt and Glenys Moore in the social room. They did a roaring trade all day and kept the exhibitors well refreshed.

Climate Change Day Gallery - click here

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