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Responses to Copenhagen

...n (Head of Science at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency) response in The Herald George Monbiot in The Guardian summarises what happened at Copenhagen. A public relations expert explains to Americans why Obama can’t really do anything about healthcare, climate change, etc unless (as Monbiot says above) people who care get organised, get active and make it happen. A summary of what’s in the accord from Climate Code Red, an Austra...

Wassail!

...hard on Sat 28th January 2 – 4pm January is traditionally the time for singing rowdy songs in orchards to celebrate the harvest from the previous year, chase away evil spirits and so ensure a good crop in the coming season.  Please bring noise making equipment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spirits that may be lurking…...

Stallholders for Portobello Market, Saturday 3rd April

...for the doggy pal in your life plus info on dog handling, agility and training classes Brand Family Larder                   a choice selection of quality deli goods, fresh eggs, farm reared pork and lamb in a variety of ranges and fresh veg too Baked or Naked                          healthy, environmentally friendly vegan baking with no compromise on quality or taste, with a fine selection of sweet baking Woodmill Game             ...

Local Food Links — next meeting 25th January

...produced food grown and sold here in Portobello. On Tuesday 23rd November in the Community Centre, Heather and Pete of Whitmuir Organics hosted a discussion on local food in Portobello.  A group of 16 local people got together to create a vision of a fantastic food future for Portobello … locally-produced and organic … then work out how we might get there. Have a look at the map we created, and the diagram summarising the curren...

Transferring public assets into community control

...der the control of local or central Government. How can their transfer to well-governed and accountable community organisations be encouraged? This is the question that DTAS Promoting Asset Transfer programme asks. This seminar will: Reflect on some of the early findings from DTAS’ Promoting Asset Transfer programme Provide learning from the practical experience of those involved in asset transfer projects Consider future dir...

Next Food Group Meeting

The Next Meeting of the Food Group will be at 7pm in the Espy on the 30th August 2010.  Everyone Welcome! This is an offshoot of the old PEDAL food group which has now become the ‘orchard’ group. The Food Group is somewhere to share ideas about anything to do with growing and eating more locally produced organic produce in Portobello.  The Group also support the PEDAL Food Workers with some of the CCF funded food projects: Portobello...

Brief cartoon Video explaining Cap and Trade

...h can be used to CAP (to limit and dramatically reduce the carbon coming into the country in line with the science), and to SHARE (to distribute the revenue raised to ensure people have the money to cope with the increased price in all goods and services which have carbon content). In contrast, CAP and TRADE (the EU response to climate change, and the approach being proposed at Copenhagen) simply enables business as usual (soa...

Transport Useful Links to other Websites

...lent local bikeshop, 48 Porty High Street, open 7 days a week. Bikes and inline skates for sale or rent. Repairs carried out same day/ next day. The Bike Station — for second hand bikes, bike training, etc Paths for all — want to start walking but prepare to do it in a group Spokes — the Lothian Cycle Campaign Cycling to school Living Streets Scotland — supporting local people to make their streets safe, enjoyble, attractive and meeting...

Aims of the Portobello Market

...cers and retailers. By doing this we hope it will: Raise awareness of, and availability of, local and organic food and drink Encourage existing local traders to think about the sourcing of their goods Enhance the local economy by encouraging local production and sale For more information contact us at market@pedal-porty.org.uk...

What would it take for you to reduce your car use?

...onth, which we are giving away for free to help you experiment with making the transition from car use to public transport use. In return, you will pledge to not use your car for the month and keep a diary about your car-free experience. If you would like to take part, please e‑mail info@pedal-porty.org.uk or phone 669 4981 for further details. We think this is a fantastic offer and would love to hear from you… If you’re not tempted (...