This summer we’re supporting a series of events that are bringing together anyone who’s worried about the climate crisis to start channelling this energy into starting climate action groups and building practical solutions . We will be helping to connect these local climate action groups at a national and international level to create enough pressure to bring about the big system changes that we urgently need.
If you are interested in taking part, please come along to our initial meeting;
Climate Action Llangollen Meeting – Thursday 16th May, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Llangollen Town Council Chamber.
The Big Bike Ride event was organised by Llangollen Friends of the Earth, and was part of the Sustrans ‘Big Pedal’, a national event involving over 2,000 schools. More than 70% of pupils from both the English and Welsh medium primary schools decided to cycle, scoot, or walk to school that day instead of travelling by car.
The event in Llangollen was covered by ITV Cymru/Wales as well as BBC Radio Wales. You can read more about the event here.
We’re excited that Ysgol Bryn Collen and Ysgol y Gwernant are going to be taking part in the 2019 Sustrans ‘Big Pedal’ event! It’s an inter-school annual event which aims to get pupils, parents and teachers cycling, scooting or walking to school.
In support of this event, parents and Llangollen Friends of the Earth are organising a one day bike ride from ST COLLEN’S CHURCH CAR PARK AT 8.20am, SETTING OFF FOR THE SCHOOLS ALONG THE A5 AND UP BROOK STREET. This route uses the Denbighshire County Council designated safe route to school.
Parents and students can join us by bike, scooter or on foot from St Collen’s or en-route up Brook Street to the primary schools.
This bike ride has been organised by parents and Llangollen Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with Ysgol Bryn Collen and in support of the Sustrans ‘Big Pedal’ event. For updates please see; www.facebook.com/LlangollenFoE.
NOTICE FOR DRIVERS, Friday 29th March, 8.20am.
If you’re driving on the A5 or up Brook Street around 8.20am, hopefully you’ll see more people cycling, scooting or walking than you would do usually. Please be aware this may lead to a short delay in journey times. We’d really love Llangollen to support both the children and their schools as they take part in this event. Thank you.
There are so many benefits of composting! Composting is a vital part of the earth natural life cycle, it turns every day organic matter into fertile rich soil which can be used to grow food and plants.
With the decline of insect numbers and wildlife, compost bins provide a rich habitat and ecosystem for these essential creatures to grow. Composting at home reduces the need for food waste and organic matter to be transported to secondary locations and thus reducing Co2 emissions.
Growing your own food using your own compost is a great way to connect back with nature and enables more seasonal eating. If you can grow your own food then it saves on food being shipped around the world for our consumption, it also reduces the need for the packaging that is produced to ensure safe transport.
A lot of compost that is bought in stores contains peat, moving away from peat-based compost will help safeguard these fragile environments. There has been developments lately in the anti plastic movement to switch some packaging to compostable materials, many of these products can not be processed by our Local Authorities and require them to be composted at home.
Llangollen & District Friends of the Earth have been running a series of free workshops to help promote home composting in the local area.
Workshops have been held in Denbigh, Ruthin, Llangollen, Corwen, Prestatyn, Conwy and Bodfari. If you would be interested in attending a workshop in the future, please get in touch.