Black and Green Biochar - talk by Dr Simon Shackley and Dr Saran Sohi from the UK Biochar Research Centre of the University of Edinburgh.
Composting workshop run by Zero Waste Scotland
An evening of cross-party dicussion on Independence. Lanarkshire Greens will be represented, with Janet Moxley speaking on Green Perspectives on Independence and a stall. There will also be speakers from CND, the Jimmy Reid Foundation, Labour Voters for Independence and the SNP.
Keeping the bee health theme of the Vanishing of the Bees film which was a recent branch Green Screen offering it's heartening to see that Green MSP Alison Johnstone has managed to get the Scottish Rural affairs committee to include examination of this issue in their work programme. http://alisonjohnstonemsp.com/?p=281 . This is welcome news!
Facebook page coveraging issues, activities and debate in the Lanarkshire Greens area.
Article by Rob Edwards from the Sunday Herald on enforcement notice served on the Dargavel Incinerator near Dumfries. Includes comment from D&G Green Alis Balance. Scotgen who run Dargavel also have planning consent for a similar incinerator at Dovesdale, near Stonehouse, although at present Scotgen have withdrawn their application from a licence from SEPA to operate at Dovesdale.
Meeting for members to discuss current activity in the branch.
A good article from the Guardian looking at the arguments for and against wind power in the UK, and discussing ways in which wind might be made more appealing by adopting a more community based approach to development.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is looking for expressions of interest from young people aged 14 -25 who might be interested in standing for election to it. The closing date for applications from South Lanarkshire and Falkirk is 18/1/13. If you or any young people you know might in interested, more information is available of the Youth Parliament website at http://www.syp.org.uk/elections-W21page-71-