Friday, 16 August 2019

Heading for extinction event- 22nd August


Greetings all members of the Transition Town MK mailing list. As you are aware TTMK has been spending our efforts to educate people on the practical applications of how we can transition away from fossil fuels. We support our friends and some colleagues who are also in Extinction Rebellion Milton Keynes: We like to invite you all to the first "Heading for extinction and what to do about it" talk hosted in Milton Keynes 22nd August at Trinity centre in fishermead. You can RSVP via meetup and also eventbrite: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heading-for-extinction-and-what-to-do-about-it-tickets-69398557955?aff=affiliate1. Please use the eventbrite link to share this out to your local communities
See here for the event on our meetup community: https://www.meetup.com/Transition-MK-local-action-for-low-carbon-living-Meetup/events/264054225/ You can RSVP via meetup and also eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heading-for-extinction-and-what-to-do-about-it-tickets-69398557955. Please use the eventbrite to share this out to your local communities. Share the Eventbrite link to your local community online forums, whether they are nextdoor.co.uk or/and neighbourhood facebook group. always included a personal message of endorsement by you of why you feel people should attend (that personal elements gets more response than a blank "share" without any text of your own, have to tell people why sharing and why relevant to them).
You can sign up to their mailing-list via https://xrmiltonkeynes.org/mailing-list/ (public event page)  https://www.facebook.com/pg/XRMiltonKeynes/events/ , (community facebook group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/extinctionrebellionMK

Monday, 12 August 2019

Grief-tending in the community- 7th Sep

Transition Network in Clophill has organised an event on grief tending the community- more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2401591963408372/


Saturday, 10 August 2019

Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors - Litter Pick events


The Broughton and Brooklands Community Connectors have some Litter Picking events on the following days:
  • September 1st 2-3pm
  • November 3rd 2-3pm
Meet at Brooklands Play Area, Saxonia Boulevard, Brooklands

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Mid Shires Orchard Group - Afternoon at the Orchard, 17th August



AFTERNOON AT THE ORCHARD: WOUGHTON ORCHARDS, MK6 3BD

Date: Saturday 17-Aug-19
Time: 2.00pm to 6.00pm (4 hours) 
Venue: Woughton Orchards, off Newport Road, Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes, MK6 3BD 

Activities: This month, our focus will be on the Plum Hedge and its lovely Merryweather Damson trees. We'll be removing brambles and weeds from around the trees, doing summer pruning and perhaps even harvesting some fruit. Bring work gloves and tools such as loppers, scythes, pruning saws and shears. 

Price: FREE! Donations welcomed towards refreshments 
Contact: Claire at MSOGChairman@yahoo.com to find out more and confirm attendance

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Planting Up permablitz - 24th August




SATURDAY 24 AUGUST
Join Planting Up in the garden for their next permablitz at Westbury Arts Centre on Saturday 24 August from 10.30am.

They'll be working up an appetite for their "bring & share" lunch from 1 - 2pm.

Summer garden care is mostly about leisurely watering, trimming and weeding but they'll also be seeing what they can pick and eat from the garden too! :)


Monday, 29 July 2019

Planting Up 'Groundforce' Project - 4th August








SUNDAY 4 AUGUST
Join Planting Up for their very own "Groundforce" project at the Daisychain Family Centre in West Bletchley on 4 August from 10.30am.

They'll be surprising the children of the local Youth Group by tidying up their garden and putting in a compost bin and three more raised beds for them to plant up.

The gardening work will only take a few hours then they'll stop for a social "bring & share" lunch. Please email info@plantingup.co.uk if you're available to help out.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Weaving Trust event - 14th September



Join MK Green Alliance members for lots of natters about Milton Keynes and environmental issues.
Climate Change is bringing more weather extremes year on year.
The next 11 years are crucial. We must start actually cutting carbon now.
MK Council declared a Climate Emergency in January of this year.
What will that mean for us? What actions and policies are they going to propose?
What should we be doing individually?
We'd like to get to know you, introduce ourselves and exchange concerns and ideas in these areas.
Then let's work together to craft winnable campaigns for the coming year.
The following link explains the origin and usual format of a weaving trust event.
Sign up today. We'd love to meet you.

"When the last tree has been cut down,
the last fish caught,
the last river poisoned,
only then will we realize that we cannot eat money."

Thursday, 18 July 2019

MK Green Fest - 3rd August

Lush presents MK Green Fest on 3rd August, 12 noon until 9pm at Campbell Park. This is a community festival bringing together those who want to share, learn and explore all that is sustainable, plastic free and eco friendly. Click here to find out more.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

MK Vegan Festival - 27th July

MK Vegan Festival - 27th July, from 10-4pm 
Trinity Centre, Fishermead 

Visit https://www.vegfest.co.uk/event/milton-keynes-vegan-festival/ for more information.


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Zero waste - share you suggestions

Image from https://www.cleanlink.com/

There has recently been growing awareness of the movement towards 'zero waste' and the ideas of Refusing, Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.  Transition Town Milton Keynes have put together some ideas about how we can all work towards a zero waste lifestyle. Check out our webpage which includes local examples, and a link to explain what happens to our waste after it enters our bins. We'd love to hear from you if you have any ideas of how we can reduce our use of single-use plastic.