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GREEN ISSUES

Howard StoneThis group will discuss contemporary issues that confront our modern lives.



Group Coordinator: Howard Stone (click to contact)
Supported by: Hilary Stone
When

The group will meet on the morning of the second Thursday in the month, 10.30am-12.00 noon
Where

Usually in an accessible room in a public building in Islington.

This group considers issues that affect sustainable modern life. The scope is broad, varies according to members’ interests, and considers environmental, sustainability and ecology issues affecting life here or elsewhere. See our future and past Programme below. Group members or other speakers lead discussions, or guide visits at locations of interest. A brief introduction to the next topic/visit may be circulated to Green Issues group members in advance. iU3A members are invited to join Green Issues through 'Beacon' (the members’ communication system) or by emailing the Group Coordinator via the email link above.

Our Programme (provisional)
Members propose and research topics, potential visits and speakers. Potential ideas are discussed and agreed at least once a year, to enable forward planning.

Meetings in 2019 and 2020 will include
:

DATE
SUBJECT TITLE
August
No Meeting
Thursday 12 September
Planning and green issues (speaker HS)
Thursday 10 October
The Climate Emergency C40 cities (speaker Dr Natalia Bensusan)
Thursday 14 November
The law as a driver for environmental improvement (speaker HS)
Thursday 12 December
Horizon Insects — an alternative Christmas lunch? (speaker: rep from HI)
Thursday 9 January
iU3A GIG group volunteers each speaking for five minutes on a chosen topic + questions
Thursday 13 February
Energy security — and fracking post Brexit (speaker HS)
Thursday 12 March
To be confirmed
Thursday 9 April
To be confirmed
Thursday 14 May
To be confirmed
Thursday 11 June
To be confirmed
Thursday 9 July
To be confirmed
August
No Meeting
Thursday 10 September
To be confirmed
Thursday 8 October
To be confirmed
Thursday 12 November
To be confirmed
Thursday 10 December
To be confirmed


Previous Events
The group has had various meetings, presentations and visits. Some of these are listed below.

The Green Issues group (Hilary Stone) recently spoke to the full iU3A membership at the June Monthly Meeting. You can read her presentation here.

Presentations and Discussions:
  • LBI’s plans to tackle Air Pollution by Jo Corrall, Environmental Project Officer. Presentation here.
  • Pedal Me — a London bicycle taxi and delivery company here
  • The Circular Economy here
  • Eco-refurbishment of a London Victorian house
  • Is China really going green? here
  • A member’s home in Iowa, USA, powered by renewables
  • LBI’s Zero Energy Network See  here 1 here 2
  • Renewable technologies: prospects & costs. See more details here.
  • Packaging waste here
  • SHINE: small changes to help home water & energy efficiency here
  • Vehicle idling & training
  • LB Islington recycling & rubbish. See the presentation here
  • Plastic pollution here 1 here 2
  • Members’ green tips and tricks. See more details here
  • GIG Green Directory (produced by this Group) here

Visits to:
  • The recycling sorting company is Bywaters, details here  They are responsible for sorting & recycling Islington's waste. We visited October 2018. (fyi it's powered by 4000 solar panels!)
  • A member’s modern Certified Passivhaus home in London
  • North London sustainable energy recycling and resource management company here







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