Haywards Heath & District U3A

ENVIRONMENT GROUP

 

Leader:  Rosemary Pardey, Contact:Tel: 01444 454091 Email: rosemary.pardey@sky.com

 

From September the leader will be  Chris Drewery, Contact : Tel 01825 740298 Email: drewery.chris@yahoo.co.uk

 

Meetings Held: Monthly On The First Wednesday Of The Month 10am – 12noon .

 

Venue: Upper Floor Meeting Room, Methodist Church, Perrymount Road.

 

The Environment Group has now been running for three years on the first Wednesday in the month, 10am until noon. We meet in the comfortable meeting room in the Methodist Church in Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath.

 

The group began with monthly talks from outside bodies, usually local to the area, followed by questions. Talks were usually based around an environmental theme such as recycling of resources, or environmental concerns, such as fracking and climate change.

 

More recently the group has become more self-sufficient with presentations by four members of the group this year along with more talks by outside speakers.  We have also now begun to visit other establishments with stimulating excursions to a nature reserve, a vineyard and this summer the local Recycling Centre at Ford.

 

The group has evolved into a stronger, friendly group over the three years. If you are interested in joining us you are assured of a warm welcome and thought-provoking discussion.

 

DETAILS OF SPEAKERS FROM JULY 2019 TO JULY 2020.

 

5th July Visit to Ford Recycling Centre (full)

 

4th September  Chris Drewery.   Water pollution follow up.

  

2nd October Organic farming; on-site visit. Dan Burdett, Cockhaise Farm

 

6th November RSPCA Assured. A talk by Xenia about the RSPCA Welfare food labelling scheme.

 

4th December  Alan Aylward. Woodland Trust.

 

15th January Ted Video Talk, 20 mins on ‘Reducing your Personal Carbon Footprint’  followed by discussion groups

to generate ideas on personal carbon reduction.

 

5th February Luke Hughes. UK Power Networks

 

4th March Chris Marshall Biodynamic organic farming and sustainable farming practice.

 

1st April Southdowns National Park Details to follow.

 

6th May Group Outing

 

3rd June. SE Water

 

1st July. Sustainability in the Fashion Industry. Katie Jones (Ken’s daughter) who is a knitwear specialist working in London.