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Recycle the foil!

Many of us would have received Easter eggs over this weekend meaning copious amounts of foil hanging about in the house. Pupils in Dinas Powys Infants School’s eco committee have been spreading the message to make sure everyone recycles their foil. Transition Llantwit would like to echo their sentiments!  Please see the article on the Vale of Glamorgan Council website for more information: http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2012/march_2012/recycle_your_easter_egg_foil.aspx

Mark Gabb
Transition Llantwit
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Riverside Market Garden Veg Box Scheme

Transition Llantwit would like to remind everyone about the veg box scheme that has been taking place in Llantwit Major. Health Conscious, based in Llantwit Major, decided early this year to become a pick up point for a local organic vegetable box scheme run by Riverside Market Garden.

Riverside Market Garden (www.riversidemarketgarden.co.uk) is a community owned social enterprise that has been producing fresh veg in on the outskirts of Cowbridge (St Hilary) for over a year now

Currently the majority of their boxes go to the Riverside Farmers Market in Cardiff however they have decided to start delivering to Cowbridge and Llantwit Major.

The deliveries to Health Conscious take place each Friday. People can choose from £40 a month for a box each week, or £20 for a fortnightly box.

For more information please contact us on transition.llantwit@gmail.com and we should be able to answer any questions you have about the scheme!

I have had a veg box from there for the last couple of months and they have been fantastic!

Regards,

Mark Gabb
Transition Llantwit

Garden waste recycling is back!

As of 2nd April, garden waste collection will be back for the Vale of Glamorgan residents right through until November!

Also, remember you can still collect soil enhancer from Cowbridge compost from Monday to Saturday.

For more details see the Vale of Glamorgan website: http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/our_council/press_and_communications/latest_news/2012/march_2012/garden_waste_recycling.aspx

 

 

Earth Hour is nearly upon us!

We are only a few days away from Earth Hour, so now is the time to spread the word about it!

Earth Hour is taking place on Saturday 31st March from 8.30pm.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. Transition Llantwit wholeheartedly supports this, and encourages you all to be involved!

Together, we can make a difference long term. Be a part of it! For more information visit http://www.earthhour.org/

Mark Gabb
Transition Llantwit
 

Transition Llantwit continue to thrive through links with Atlantic College

Transition Llantwit is proud of community work taking place locally in and around Llantwit Major. One group which definitely falls into this category is the Atlantic College Sustainability Council.

We have been closely working with members of Atlantic College through our ‘anti-fracking’ campaign over the past year and they have had a big influence on the momentum of this campaign in the Vale of Glamorgan.

As well as this Atlantic College Sustainability Council are keen to get involved in a wide range of activities which are outlined on their new Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainabilty-Council-Atlantic-College/394312810594746?notif_t=page_new_likes

If you would like to contact the Sustainability Council at Atlantic College then please e-mail us at transition.llantwit@gmail.com for more information.

Earth Hour: Uniting people to protect our planet.

We are only 2 and a half weeks away from Earth Hour, so now is the time to spread the word about Earth Hour which is taking place on Saturday 31st March from 8.30pm.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. Transition Llantwit wholeheartedly supports this, and encourages you all to be involved!

Together, we can make a difference long term.

Transition Llantwit are on Twitter!

For those of you who are big Twitter fans, and would like to keep up to date with all the events and information from Transition Llantwit then please follow us! https://twitter.com/#!/TTLlantwit