Blog Action Day ’09 | Climate Change

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day October 15, 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web. This year the issue is climate change and the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

So if you write a blog, for one day, on October 15th, write about climate change.

To help you start thinking, here are a few ideas from their site, about how you might connect climate change to things that you might already write about:

  • A Technology or Business blog might write about emerging clean tech and how innovative companies might be able to help address the problem of climate change.
  • A Health or Lifestyle blog might write about how climate change will affect our children’s health and daily living.
  • A Nonprofit or Political blog might write about how climate change is deeply connected to many other issues – such as poverty and conflict.
  • A Design blog might write about new trends in eco-friendly or sustainable design.
  • A Travel blog might write about the places you want to see now before climate change makes them difficult to access or, well, under the sea.

Check out www.blogactionday.org for more information.

Kenn Jordan

Compost Works

Compost Bin

Compost Bin

If you want advice on what compost bin to choose, or how to make compost faster, then visit Compost Works at www.compostworks.org.uk for everything you need to know about composting.

Want to rent a garden shredder? There are shredders available in Ashtead, Leatherhead, Bookham, Dorking and Ockley   – for just £10.00 per day. The machines are quiet and easy to use. They are good for shredding ‘woody’ materials such as prunnings from hedges, shrubs and fruit trees – up to about 30mm (1¼ inches) diameter.  By use of this kit just once a year I don’t need to have the Mole Valley Council’s ‘brown-lid’ compost bin collection.

A big thank you to Len, (who came to our climate change open meeting on Monday) for the information above.

Kenn

A Big Thank You

Transition Ashtead's First Social Event at The Brewery Inn, AshteadA big thank you, to all that attended our first ‘Informal Open Meeting’, we hope you learned a little bit more about us and what we are trying to achieve for Ashtead.

Your great ideas and input on what we can do to help make Transition Ashtead a success was very helpful and much welcomed. Plus the lively discussion and debate at the end was very informative, we hope you found so too.

I am sure that if our future events are anything like this one, then our movement will be a great success. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Transition Ashtead's First Social Event at The Brewery Inn, Ashtead

Thanks from all on the Transition Ashtead Initiating Group