- a workshop,
- introductions to existing projects,
- discussion and ideas for further projects.
Following this, various projects were introduced by people in the room, which were then discussed in further detail over the meal in smaller groups. We finished up with a short summary and feedback session, hoping to get an idea of further projects, but it was getting late, and although there was much talk on the subject of marketplaces and the use of empty land within the city, no distinct action emerged. If anyone feels that they would like to spearhead action on this front, though, email out to groups.google.com/group/
Energy 4 All (www.energy4all.co.uk) - Co-operatively owned wind farms in Britain, including some new sites in Norfolk on land owned by Bernard Matthews. Paul Rea (email@example.com) is keen " contact people who are open to dialogue on wind turbine development and who would feel able to write to planning authorities in support of each scheme". The web address for the co-operative is www.bmwe.coop.
Visions for Change (visionsforchangenorwich.org.
Norwich FarmShare (norwichfarmshare.co.uk) - "A community-owned farm growing delicious seasonal vegetables just outside Norwich. We deliver them fresh into Norwich every week for our members to share."
Norwich Community Bees (norwichcommunitybees.
The Poosh (thepoosh.org) - A website to facilitate connections between those who are planning a self-build sustainable building, and those who wish to volunteer to help build those buildings (rather like WWOOFing, but for building). Local contact is Jim Self (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Norfolk Master Gardeners (www.norfolk.mastergardeners.
Abundance Project (http://g.co/maps/m86ft) - Wild food mapping.
Norwich Garden Share (www.facebook.com/groups/
Carbon Conversations (carbonconversat
Magdalen-Augustine Celebration (magdalenstreet.blogspot.co.uk
UEA World Cafe - Termly events held at UEA to get ethical and environmental societies of the university talking to each other and collaborating. The last one was held on the 9th October. For information about future World Cafe events, make sure you are on the mailing list The Lense.
The Lense - A weekly bulletin of events and information from the UEA's Union Ethical Officer (currently Rosie Rawle. Email: email@example.com (I think this is the right email address!)). Please contact her to provide content, to be added to the list, or for more information.
David Medding's Upcycling (davidmeddingsdesign.co.uk) - Upcycling waste by making it into eco-furniture, gifts, signage and school projects. Looking for places to trade in Norwich, and suitable waste to be turned into other things.
The Common Room and Norwich Trade School (www.thecommonroom.so) - The Churches Conservation Trust is trying out a new concept to bring St Laurence’s church on St Benedict Street, Norwich into re-use as a new type of shared space, made and shaped collectively by the community, and run on the principles of collaboration, connection and resourcefulness. (This wasn't actually mentioned on the 28th Sept, but still a project worth following!)