Archive for May, 2009

Deputy Scott Ogier’s speech on kerbside recycling to the States of Deliberation in May 2009

May 25th, 2009 by Scott Ogier

I think we can all acknowledge we aren’t going to solve all environmental problems on our own, that it is going to take united action across a number of broad fronts to solve the problems associated with mankind’s environmental footprint.

Our larger neighbours need to take action and they are attempting to.

Some people say we are chasing the numbers, we just want to hit 50% recycling irrespective of what is being recycled. That perhaps we would be happy with collecting green waste to bump up the numbers. Cut down more bushes and trees and increase our recycling rate…

That is plainly nonsense.

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Walking treasure hunt in support of Living Streets green lane project

May 19th, 2009 by Living Streets Guernsey

Come and join Living Streets Guernsey in a Walking Treasure Hunt on Sunday 7 June 2009 from 3.00 p.m.  Please meet at the Quaker Meeting House, Clifton, St Peter Port.  £6 for adults – children go free.  Includes tea and home made cakes and a raffle with great prizes

Please contact Pat Wisher on Tel 268088 for further information.

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Minutes of the Jersey Climate Action Network meeting on 28 April 2009

May 2nd, 2009 by Jeremy Harris

Jersey Climate Action Network (J-CAN) met at the Frances Le Sueur Centre, Les Mielles, St Ouen, Jersey on 28 April 2009. Francis Binney, Mark Forskitt, Stephen Harewood, Jeremy Harris, Nigel Jones, Stephen Le Quesne, Jo McAllister, Joy Thomson and Anna Wimberley attended the meeting.

Francis Binney reported on Earth Hour on 28th March, which was reasonably successful in drawing attention to the issues of peak oil and climate change. The group agreed it would support the event again in 12 months time. In the meantime J-CAN will consider ways of highlighting examples of wasteful energy use, e.g. office lights left on overnight, and street lighting between 3.00-6.00 a.m. (one option in the latter case being simply to turn off alternate lights).

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