Archive for October, 2009

Our Next Film Screening is on Tuesday 20th October at the Earth & Environment Building at 7pm. Bring your friends!

power of community film screening poster

power of community film screening poster


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The “Listen to Leeds” International Day of Climate Action is coming up on Saturday 24th October. Lots of groups are taking part, including artistic, international development, environmental, and faith groups.

The International Day of Climate Action on Saturday 24th October was called by the 350.org group, started by US climate change author Bill McKibben and friends; “350” refers to the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrate (ppm) identified by scientists as a safe upper limit (we are currently approaching 390ppm). “Listen to Leeds” is a local group coordinating Leeds’s contribution to the Day of Action, and is putting together a creative and engaging programme of events around the city
(like Light Night) that you can visit or get involved in.

TINWOLF’s Plan: Bicycle Action!

TINWOLF are planning a mobile bicycle action; riding from headingley into town.
We are meeting Saturday October 24th, 11:30am outside The 3 Horseshoes Pub on Otley Road in Far-Headingley (map here).

We will be:

  • Using bicycle trailers to carry Leeds Urban Harvest Locally-Grown Fruit
  • Stopping off at various points along route to distribute free fruit to the public (potential stops: in front of the Arndale centre, near Johnson’s Dry Cleaning on Otley Road, Hyde Park Corner outside the Hyde Park pub), at University Parkinson Steps,
  • Stop off at other Group’s activities/locations once in the city center to collaborate on talks/discussions/hand out free food
  • Taking a soundsystem with microphone to make announcements and give proceedings a fun flavour
  • Hoping to get a lot of people to join in to make it more fun and a bigger event

The action would help promote cycling as an environmentally-friendly and social activity – maybe even as the real ‘New Generation Transport’ (in relation to the New Generation Transport Trolley Bus scheme as proposed by Leeds City Council), promote locally-grown/environmentally-friendly food and food-schemes (such as local food co-ops), and combine the two by showing that bicycles can be used for transporting goods as well as people .


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