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Family Wildlife Reservoir Ramble on 12 November 2017 from 2 to 4 pm

October 30th, 2018 by La Société Guernesiaise

Rod Ferbrache will lead the family wildlife ramble around St Saviour reservoir (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Rod Ferbrache, ornithologist and photographer, will lead a family wildlife ramble around the St Saviour reservoir on Sunday 12th November 2017 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The ramble begins from the St Saviours Community Centre.

Rod will lead the ramble around the Guernsey Water’s St Saviour reservoir looking for birds, insects, plants and fungi that thrive there.

St Saviour reservoir in evening light (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The family wildlife ramble is free.

Please email Vanessa Crispini-Adams for further information – vcrispini@cwgsy.net

Guernsey Electricity gets planning permission to install photovoltaic panels on Stores building

November 9th, 2017 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd Photovoltaic panel installation on the roof of the Stores Building on the Northside of St Sampson (click image to expand size)

States of Guernsey Planners have approved the Guernsey Electricity Ltd application submitted in September 2017 to install up to 330 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Stores buildings by the island’s power station on the Northside of St Sampson.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd will install the solar panels in 2018.

Alan Bates, CEO of Guernsey Electricity Ltd, said “this scheme benefits customers by feeding solar energy into the electricity grid, helping diversify our mix of energy sources and complementing low-carbon electricity imported from France.” Continue reading

Hotel de Havelet in St Peter Port installs electric vehicle charger

October 30th, 2017 by Green Acorn

The Hotel de Havelet in St Peter Port is the second Guernsey hotel to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging station for use by their guests.

Hoteliers increasingly recognise the need to install EV charging stations, as EV ownership increases across Europe and the world.

The EO charger that has been installed at Hotel de Havelet offers connection via the EO smartphone app to allow the car owner to manage their electricity charging needs.

EO electric vehicle charge point installed at Hotel de Havelet in St Peter Port, Guernsey. (left to right: Keith Hounsell of Green Acorn; Gennaro Festivo, General Manager of Hotel de Havelet; and Sean Fuller of EVGuernsey (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Gennaro Festivo, General Manager at Hotel de Havelet,  said “we noticed increasing interest in electric vehicles and had received enquiries about charging points at the hotel.” Continue reading

La Société Marine Section invites you to film screening of ‘Message in the Waves’ on 5th December 2017

October 30th, 2017 by La Société Guernesiaise

La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section is showing the film ‘Message in the Waves‘ about plastic litter in the ocean at Frossard Theatre, Candie Museum on Tuesday 5th December at 19:30.

La Société Guernesiaise Marine Section revisits this poignant film 10 years after it first helped raise awareness of the extent of marine litter pollution around the world and the devastating impact on wildlife.

We will explore recent developments both locally and globally to address this on-going challenge.

The event is free and open to all.  Please email Laura Bampton – marinebiology@societe.org.gg to reserve a seat.

 

Thrive 2020 – from Surviving to Thriving conference at Les Cotils

October 10th, 2017 by The Dandelion Foundation

(click on image to go to Thrive 2020 website)

The Dandelion Foundation proudly announces the third instalment of Thrive 2020 – From Surviving to Thriving – which takes place on Friday 13 October 2017 at Les Cotils, St Peter Port, Guernsey.

Following on from previous ground-breaking Thrive 2020 events, the day is designed to impact upon every member of the community in some way.

Do you feel you are thriving, or merely surviving?

We live in an age where healthcare is advanced and our life expectancy is higher than it has ever been, at least in the western world.

However, living for longer with access to effective medical treatment does not in itself make for a joyful, meaningful life.

Regardless of our age or occupation, we all need to find a purpose and to combat the common problems, such as stress or loneliness, which threaten our ability to enjoy each day. Continue reading

Guernsey Electricity plans to install solar array on Central Stores roof

September 26th, 2017 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Solar panels generating enough electricity to run about 50 electric cars could be installed at Guernsey Electricity’s power station in St Sampson.

Guernsey Electricity is preparing plans for a solar array of 330 photovoltaic panels to be installed on one of its main buildings.

The renewable energy scheme would benefit all electricity consumers by harnessing solar energy that would feed into the island’s electricity grid.

The solar array will help diversify Guernsey’s energy sources and will complement the importation of low-carbon electricity from Europe as part of the generation mix. Continue reading

Guernsey Botanical Trust raising funds to build The Gatehouse visitor and education centre

May 25th, 2017 by Richard Lord

Stall at Seafront Sunday in St Peter Port (click image to expand)

The Guernsey Botanical Trust, which runs the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park, Castel plans to build The Gatehouse as part of their on-going restoration project.

The Trust, which is a Guernsey charity, receives no financial support from the Guernsey government.

It needs to raise £200,000 to build The Gatehouse, which will include a visitor and information centre, an education centre, a shop called La Choppe, a crew room for garden volunteers, and storage facilities for garden tools and equipment.

Drawing of The Gatehouse in the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden (click image to expand)

The Guernsey charity is holding a private lottery.  Five pounds Sterling buys a roof tile and enters the purchaser in a draw for the chance to win £1000.00. Continue reading

Guernsey Water creates sustainable drainage system at Vauvert Primary School

May 19th, 2017 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water, in partnership with Education Services and Vauvert Primary School in St Peter Port, has installed a sustainable drainage system (SuDS) at the school, which has reduced the quantity and the speed of the flow of surface water into the foul water network.

The alley has been covered in a permeable resin-bound material, which is angled gently towards the planted swale to retain even more water (click image to expand)

An alley behind the Vauvert Primary School building has been modified and resurfaced with a permeable resin-bound material to help reduce the amount of water that enters drains, and may overwhelm them in a short time during periods of heavy rainfall.

Tarmac along the outer wall of the alley has been removed to create a planted swale consisting of graded stone, grit and top soil, which receives about 200 square metres of runoff water. Continue reading

Saffery Rotary walk on 3 June 2017

May 18th, 2017 by Saffery Champness

Saffery Rotary Walk on 3 June 2017 (click image to expand)

Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, the Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, and Lady Corder will take part in the Saffery Rotary Walk on 3 June 2017.

They will be given the specially allocated walker identification numbers 1 and 2 respectively to acknowledge their support of the charity fund raising walk.

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Saffery Rotary Walk and the 40th anniversary of Saffery Champness in Guernsey.

Over 650 people participated in the 2016 walk with one in six coming from outside the island, making a significant contribution to the total raised of £57,526. Continue reading

Celebrate Cycle to Work Week from 22 to 26 May 2017

May 17th, 2017 by Guernsey Bicycle Group

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Guernsey Bicycle Group is proud to support Cycle to Work Week from 22 to 26 May 2017.

It’s the perfect excuse to dust off the bike, pump up the tyres, lubricate the chain (if necessary), and take the bicycle for a spin.

Cycle to Work Week is a great opportunity to join the many Guernsey people who cycle as part of their daily commute.

Nearly two thirds of Guernsey’s population live in the northern half of the island, where the ride to the main areas of commerce is only a few miles away, and over a fairly flat area.

From The Bridge, St Sampson to the waterfront of St Peter Port is a pleasant, mostly by the seaside, ten minute journey on a bicycle, and with no parking difficulties when one arrives on a bike, it can often be quicker to cycle to work this way than to drive.

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Cycling to work offers an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, be more intimate with nature, and perhaps socialise with other cyclists.  You’ll arrive at work more refreshed than if you had sat in a car.

The Guernsey charity encourages people to commute by bike if they haven’t done so already.  Those new to cycling to work may find it a delightful and enjoyable way to start the day, and it may turn out to be a surprisingly fast way to arrive at the office.

The GBG Facebook page has more information on Cycle to Work week.