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Support Available to Run a Restart Repair Event


The Restart Project is offering support to groups who want to run community events where people teach each other to repair broken stuff so that they can value and use them for longer. They’re building a network of people who want to do something about the throwaway culture around us by helping people repair stuff.
 
There are people in our communities who already know how to fix things, and others who want to learn. By bringing them together in a local repair event, you can have an immediate impact on waste in your area. The Restart Project takes this further by using data and stories collected from events to help demand better, more sustainable products for all. Their Fixometer tool allows you to make a note of every repair attempted, which not only enables you to measure the environmental impact of your events (useful for funding bids), but also add to a growing database of repairs around the world. This data is used to talk to policymakers and manufacturers in the fight for more sustainable products. Using real world data from local communities can help influence legislation and magnify our collective impact.

The Restart Project offers how-to guides, event-management tools and personalised advice: https://bit.ly/2racBoi
 

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Charge Point Map Now Available

Transport Nottingham has published a live online map showing current and proposed electric vehicle charging points across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham Derbyshire and Derby. 200 charging points are being installed across the area. https://bit.ly/2FXrAfo (scroll down to see the map)

Buy a Whistlewood Common Personalised Tile

Whistlewood Common, a community-owned woodland, are selling personalised tiles for the floor of their new eco building, a straw bale and timeber roundhouse. The floor will be made from bespoke tiles designed by local potter and Whistlewood member, Andy Mason. Each tile will feature a leaf from 16 native tree species, laid directly under the roof lantern, casting light onto this beautiful feature.

Your initials will be engraved into the front of the tile, so you can leave a lasting legacy that you can come and visit for years to come. Tiles cost £8 each or £30 for a family to pruchase four, and are available to purchase online: https://bit.ly/2rdr4A0

The Climate Change Act: 10 Years On

Ten years after the UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that ‘urgent action is needed to meet the UK’s legally binding carbon targets in the 2020s and 2030s.’

School children in Nottinghamsrhie learn about climate change.

 

The committee has praised the Act, saying ‘it provides a clear direction of travel’, ’has cemented the UK’s position as an international leader in climate change’ and ‘has helped to maintain a remarkable cross-party consensus, with five carbon

budgets being approved by Parliament. These budgets create a smooth and practical pathway towards the UK’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 80% compared to 1990 levels.’ Since the act was passed UK emissions have continued to fall. In 2017 the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions were 43% below 1990 levels. But the Committee is also clear that we’re not doing enough: ‘intensive action is required if the UK is to drive down its emissions right across the economy and meet its carbon targets into the 2020s and 2030s at least cost.’ https://bit.ly/2FQw4Vd

Your Views Sought on Nottingham City Buses and Trams

Nottingham City Council is seeking views on buses and trams in the city. Whether you commute daily or only use public transport occasionally, the council would to hear your thoughts on what works well and what could be improved. Respondents have the chance to win a £50 Robin Hood pay-as-you-go card. Survey closes on 30th November. https://bit.ly/2QtdoyM