Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth Network have aranged a public meeting, on Friday 11th January 2013, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. at Bethesda Church, Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham, GL50 2AP, to debate incineration. Jonathon Porritt will be speaking, and a representative from the Javelin Park project has also been invited.
More than 70 people came along to debate the Energy Bill with a panel of guests, which included our MP Martin Horwood.
Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth Network have organised a fun, interactive introduction to the 'Bee Cause' campaign. The 'Bee Training Day' takes place in Cheltenham on Saturday 28th April from 1pm to 5pm at the Cornerstone Centre, Severn Road, GL52 5QA.
On Saturday 18 February members of the Cheltenham group travelled by train to Bristol to attend the Friends of the Earth South West Regional Gathering. Together with members of other local groups in the South West, we spent an interesting day learning about the current Friends of the Earth campaigns and relevant renewable energy projects.
To launch the new energy campaign 'Final Demand', Cheltenham Friends of the Earth organised a 'Final Demand' discussion on the 14th March 2012. The local press picked up on the groundswell of interest in the campaign and published an article about it with pictures of group members.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the national organisation, Gloucestershire Friends of the Earth 2011 Network Day had a 'Food' theme. The event was held on the 8th October 2011 at Bethesda Church, Cheltenham.
Speakers included Pete Riley of GM Freeze and Clare Oxborrow, FoE's senior food campaigner, below.
This year's local groups conference was not only a celebration of the last forty years, but also an opportunity to plan for the next forty years. In September local group members from all over the country, and the world, converged on Nottingham for three days of talks, workshops and training sessions, and of course a huge party complete with a 40th birthday cake!