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November 2018

In this month's newsletter:

  • manifestor for wildlife

  • IPCC report on 1.5 degree warming

  • books wanted

  • books wanted

  • allotment update

  • acer colour


Green drinks

We will spend an hour or so having an informal discussion about the recently published Manifesto for Wildlife and some of its practical recommendations. The manifesto was written by a group of wildlife conservationists, academics, journalists and campaigners led by TV presenter Chris Packham. It is a broad ranging analysis of the state of wildlife in the UK that not only points to gloomy statistics on species decline and negative forces driving them, but also puts forward positive pragmatic proposals for government, local and individual action. A shorter illustrated version summarises the issues and proposals, and there is also a fully referenced version. If you want to take a look in advance, the manifesto can be found at https://www.chrispackham.co.uk/a-peoples-manifesto-for-wildlife. We will also bring a couple of copies on the night.

8pm Thursday 1 November, The Mill, Camelsdale.

IPCC report

December green drinks will celebrate the festive season but also feature a discussion on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on maintaining global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report spells out the steps that are required to meet this target, and the challenges involved.
8pm Thursday 6 December, The Mill, Camelsdale.


Books wanted

Do you have unwanted books, especially paperback popular novels, gardening and cookbooks, children's and young adults books. We need to replenish our stock for our secondhand bookstall at the monthly farmers' market and coming Christmas market. We can collect. Contact us at info@transitionhaslemere.org.


Allotment update

Maintenance and planning continues at the allotment.
Join us this autumn for organic community gardening. Sessions will be on Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 and Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00. We look forward to seeing you there.



Tree of the month:


This is show time for acers as they set their leaves on a fire of colour for autumn. Acers are part of the Sapindaceae family that includes species commonly known as maples. There are approximately 128 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a some also found in Europe, north Africa and North America. Acers are common in parks and gardens around Haslemere. The national collection is at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire, which attracts thousands of people a day at this time of the year, and where the photo shown was taken on 21 October. More locally, Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming has also had a magnificent display acer and maple colour this autumn.

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