Green Fortnight
 

Bridport Green Fortnight Friday 24th March - Saturday 8th April 2017


Bridport will be 'going green' for a fortnight this spring, when the
Town holds its first ever “Green
Fortnight”. Its aims are to celebrate Bridport’s local shops and products and inspire local people
towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Click here for the list of events, or the links below for details.


Highlights of the week are:

Friday 24 March, 7.30 pm, Town Hall:

Launch of Green fortnight with Molly Scott Cato and others.

Friday 31 March 7.00pm, Bridport Town Hall. £4 tickets from TIC, Buckydoo square.

Screening of ' Tomorrow' (Demain) and debate.

We showed the fim, and asked people to make some suggestions for Bridport based on what they had found inspiring in the film. Of the Post-it notes already filled in, we had:


Bridport Pound 4
Food grown on public/grassed spaces eg Crown roundabout 4
Energy generation 4
Energy efficient housing 2

For a full list so far, click here. If you woud like to add your ideas, please email us or write on the TTB FaceBook page.


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Friday 31 March 10.30am, Bridport library:

Storytelling for children about nature and the environment, aimed at children under 5 and their parents and carers - but all children are welcome. The library will also be having a display of environmental and nature books

Saturday 1 April 10.00am Buckydoo Square:

Green Morning,

Thanks to Cartoon Action Theatre for their great rendition of the funny side of Climate Change. Also thanks to the Bridport Community Soup provided by members of Plan B. The deicious soup was in memory of Jude Hopkins, and vegetables donated at her celebration were used to produce two delicious dishes.

Also thanks to Caring Bridport research, which set out to quantify the current value of aspects of Bridport’s health and social care provision.Follow this link for more information

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Tuesday 4 April 8.00pm

Green Quiz at the Ropemakers, plus raffle with fabulous prizes. We had a raffle with prizes donated generously by Baroness Jones, River Cottage and many local businesses. For full list of prizes click here. This raised an incredible £241 through ticket sales. Thanks to John and Geraldine, the Ropey's landlords, and to the donors of the prizes, and the participants who bought tickets.

Friday 7 April 10.30am, Bridport library:

Storytelling for children about nature and the environment, aimed at children under 5 and their parents and carers - but all children are welcome. The library will also be having a display of environmental and nature books

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Friday 7 April 7.30pm, Town Hall £5 tickets from TIC, Buckydoo square .

Screening of 'Chasing Ice' and discussion with Q&A with a select panel.

The Award-winning documentary on Climate Change: In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog saheaded to the Arctic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.
With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras
across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

A panel will lead the discussion after the film:

  • Raja Jarrah - Climate change consultant

  • Scott Morrison - Co-ordinator West Dorset FOE

  • Caroline Walker - Director Transition Town Bridport

  • Kelvin Clayton - Green Party Councillor, Bridport Town Council

Please ring 07555 537360 if you require the lift from the TIC entrance ( leave a message if no answer)

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Saturday 8 April 10am-1pm Town Hall

Climate Action Academy.

A set of workshops led by Chit, Raja and others on climate change, its implications and how we can tackle it. The Climate Action Academy will help equip you to protect the planet and our children's future. It will:

  • Bring you up to date about climate change, and equip you to challenge climate change deniers and the media which gives them space;
  • Inform you about current climate campaigns;
  • Discuss successful campaigns with people who have been involved, and share your ideas,experiences and successes with others
  • Help you start taking effective action.
To register for a FREE place on the course please email chit.chong@me.com or sign up at one of the Green Fortnight events.

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Saturday 8 April 6.30pm WI hall, Bridport. Doors and bar open 6.00

How Can Bridport Feed Itself?

Follow the money to see how we spend £630,000 a week on food, also featuring launch of Southern Roots Community Supported Agriculture with special guests.

For more details and to book your ticket follow this link. The press release is here

The evening will be a celebration of our local food producers and see the launch of the How Can Bridport Feed Itself? report. Building on previous local food initiatives and several years of campaigning and awareness raising under the banner of Food Future Bridport, this new research puts some headline figures on the current value of Bridport's local food economy and the potential to make it even more local, thus further supporting the town's independent retailers and producers.
Given the implications of the UK leaving the EU, and continuing threats to our food system from climate change, this question has never been more urgent.

The event will start with a shared community meal and feature a series of short talks, followed bymusic and local cider and juice.

Ed Hamer from the Land Workers Alliance will talk about the significance of the local food movement in light of Brexit. He will share his experiences as a co-founder and grower at the successful Chagfood CSA on the edge of Dartmoor, focusing on the contribution that CSAs can make to supporting the livelihoods of small farmers and connecting customers to the people and land that produce their food.

Southern Roots Organics are launching the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project in Dorset. In their first season they will supply 25 households with local vegetables all grown in their market garden. Come along to find out more about the scheme and out how to join as a member. There will also be a Seed Plugs session: a platform for community food initiatives and local food businesses who are helping to feed Bridport to "plug" their ideas and to share and seek support for what they are doing.

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9 April Community Orchard

Working party - see here for details.
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