June Green Drinks at Midsummer Ceilidh

Just so you don’t have to choose between two events, this month’s Green Drinks, on Tuesday 21st June, is on the move to Ludlow Brewery to join in the Fringe’s Midsummer Night’s Ceilidh.

Dancing is optional – you may find some Ludlow 21 members propping up the bar and enjoying the music!  Others will feature in the ceilidh band.

Please note this is a ticketed event.  Tickets are £10 and available from the Fringe here:  https://ludlow.ssboxoffice.com/events/midsummer-nights-ceilidh/

Apologies if this is not to your taste.  Normal service will be resumed next month!
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Household Energy Surveys

Save Energy in your home!

A message from Lightfoot Enterprises:

Rising energy bills and the threat of climate change are both now emphasising the need for us all to make our homes more energy efficient.

Lightfoot Enterprises (Lightfoot) is a charity that for the last 15 years has been helping residents in Shropshire and Powys to use less energy in their homes.

We are currently able to offer home energy advice in South Shropshire due to some funding from Shropshire and Telford Community Energy. We can visit you in your home and then provide you with a bespoke written report outlining your options for making your home more energy efficient. The cost is just £35 or free if on low income.

Our service is supported by professionals and volunteers – so we are appealing for the following:

1)     Householders that would like to find out about using less energy in their home –to find out more, contact us on jeremy@lightfootenterprises.org if you are in South Shropshire.

2)     Volunteers to help us to deliver this service. Our volunteers visit residents in their homes to gather information about the property, which is then fed back to our team of experts to turn into a written report. We provide full training to our volunteers in this valuable role. If you would like to help reduce climate change and help people to save money on energy, please get in touch via jeremy@lightfootenterprises.org

Our next volunteer training session is on June 25th in Ludlow, please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more.

Find out more about Lightfoot Enterprises on our website https://lightfootenterprises.org/

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Ludlow Green Festival Sunday 10th July

We’re getting excited now the Green Festival, our annual flagship event, is only just over a month away! 2022 Ludlow Green Festival will take place in Castle Square on Sunday, 10th July.  Its theme is C.P.R. (Climate, Planet, Recovery), Planet Earth is in need of urgent care and attention, its symptoms are becoming both increasingly self-evident and ever-harder to ignore. We welcome people of all ages to explore and learn about what is being done now, and what more could be done in the future to mitigate the effects of climate change.  There will be lots of family ‘hands-on’ activities, opportunities to quiz experts and seek advice from a multitude of  stalls and sources in a friendly enjoyable environment. 

More info at greenfestival.co.uk

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Ludlow Transport Drop-in event 7th May

NB the venue is the Quaker Meeting House, St. Mary’s Lane, off Lower Corve Street, SY8 1DZ
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Repair Cafe New Venue

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Become a Household Energy Surveyor

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Shropshire Good Food Charter

Ludlow 21 has signed up to the Shropshire Good Food Charter to help create a local food system which is good for people, place and planet. You can sign up too!

https://www.shropshiregoodfood.org/good-food-charter

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Apple trees planted in a Ludlow Park

On 11th March 2022, Incredible Edible Ludlow, in partnership with Ludlow Town Council, planted five local variety apple trees at Wheeler Road recreation area to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, as part of the #queensgreencanopy. Members of Incredible Edible Ludlow, Ludlow’s Mayor Cllr Robin Pote and Ludlow Town Council staff were joined by local residents on a damp Friday afternoon for the planting.

Planting edibles in public spaces helps increase our resilience as a community because, as recent events have shown us, life can take unexpected turns and ‘business as usual’ may not be guaranteed. We hope that in years to come the trees will bear fruit which can be harvested and used by local people.

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Green Festival 10th July 2022

Plans are underway for Green Festival 2022. We’re very excited! Please put the date, Sunday 10th July, in your diary, and see the Green Festival website for more details.

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Donation of books to Ludlow Library

Ludlow 21 have donated a collection of eco-themed books, selected by members, to Ludlow Library. They include a wide selection of children’s and adult books, fact and fiction. As part of this project we have recorded video reviews of some of our choices. Look out for the collection when you next visit the library, and to see the reviews, follow Ludlow 21 on Facebook or see Ludlow Library’s Facebook or Twitter

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We are really pleased to have been able to work with Ludlow Library on this project, which we hope will bring the message of ‘Local Initiatives for a Sustainable Future’ to a wider audience.

The full list of books in the collection:

  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Drawdown, The most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken
  • The Way we Eat Now by Bee Wilson
  • Sustainable Energy without the Hot Air by David JC MacKay
  • Wilding by Isabella Tree
  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Books for children / young adults:

  • The Biggest Footprint by Rob & Tom Sears
  • Love Our Earth by Jane Cabrera
  • Too Much Stuff by Emily Gravett
  • How to Change Everything, the young human’s guide to protecting the planet and each other by Naomi Klein

The first two video reviews are available here:
Di reviewing “No one is too small to make a difference” by Greta Thunberg:
On facebook https://fb.watch/bKYY8lI9qE/
On twitter https://twitter.com/i/status/1502997908047556616
Chris reviewing “Sustainable energy- without the hot air” by David J C MacKay:
On facebook https://fb.watch/bK_hX6RPTt/
On twitter https://twitter.com/i/status/1500800931436318725

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