Wednesday, 17 March 2010

One Tonners @ Vision 21 Transition Event

Monday 29th March @ 7.30 pm
Room TC002a, Francis Close Hall Campus, Swindon Road,
University of Gloucestershire

Talk and discussion on carbon reduction and saving energy

You should come if:-
You are interested in practical solutions to saving energy and reducing CO2
You are interested in local solutions to environmental problems
You are part of any community organisation based in the Cheltenham area
You live or work in the Cheltenham area
You run a local business or represent local businesses

Friday, 20 November 2009

Coach to Climate March in London - Dec 5th

There's a local Gloucestershire coach going to the Climate March in London on Saturday 5th December organised by Jonathan Whittaker of '999 Planet in Peril':-

Pick-ups: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester.

Cost - £12.75, concessions £10.00

Contact: Jonathan Whittaker
01452 615835 (home)
01285 652004 (work)
0797 071 0537 (mobile)


Monday, 3 August 2009

Countdown to Copenhagen - Saturday 17th October - Gloucester

Multi-NGO and Multi-Faith Event:
Saturday 17th October - 11.30 am - central Gloucester

March and Rally - Countdown to Copenhagen
There will be a peaceful March and Rally with civic dignitaries, city and county councillors, faith leaders and NGO and charity representatives who are all concerned about Climate Change. This March and Rally is to lobby our MP and MEP ahead of the Climate Summit talks in Copenhagen this December and to create greater public awareness of the urgency of Climate Change.

11.30 am - March starts at City Council offices at the Docks in Gloucester - an eco-trike pulling a large model of Big Ben.

12.00 noon - Set off alarm clocks as the clock strikes 12.00n.

12.30 pm - The Human Clock Challenge at Cathedral Close - all marchers will create a clock shape with moving hands to symbolise the countdown to climate catastrophe.

Come and join us!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Age of Stupid film comes to Cheltenham!

Vision 21 & University Students' Union present
'The Age of Stupid'
Friday 5th June - 5.30 pm - Park Campus,
University of Gloucestershire
Come and see 'The Age of Stupid' at the University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus @ 5.30 pm on Friday 5th June - World Environment Day! Get your tix by clicking on this link to the Students' Union website:
Tickets cost £3.50 each to cover the cost of the licence. If you want you can buy tix on the door for £5.00 so it's cheaper if you buy online... hurry there are only 150 tix available! For more information on the film see:

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Vision 21 Water Exhibition

Aman Iman – Water is Life

Vision 21 has produced an exhibition entitled, ‘Aman Iman’, which is widely translated as ‘water is life’ in Tamashek, the language of the Touareg, nomadic desert clans who understand the importance of water. The exhibition will travel around Gloucestershire as we approach the second anniversary of the flood of July 2007. It will visit towns and villages that were affected by the deluge of water. For details of where to see this exhibition see:

The floods showed how vulnerable our industrialized society is to an extreme weather event. The iconic image of Tewkesbury Abbey as an island bought to mind Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s, Rime of the Ancient Mariner – ‘water, water everywhere, but nor any drop to drink’. The poem was written in 1798 and the ‘mariner’ was trapped in the ice in the Antarctic Ocean, until an albatross shows them the way out,… and the mariner kills it. This somehow seems allegorical.

The exhibition also looks at inequality and social justice - today 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water. The UN reports that without action 7 billion people could face water scarcity by 2050. An estimated 2.6 billion people currently do not have water for decent sanitation
Finally we look at renewable energy from our island nation, which could kick start a Green New Deal, providing many needed jobs and ‘keeping the lights on’, without building new coal fired power stations.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

The Age of Stupid film...

Check out information about this film at: - yes Pete is pointing at YOU - we are the 'stupid' of the title... for venues to see this film at check out below and WATCH this space for details of a Gloucestershire screening organised by Vision 21 = :-

• Chapter Cinema, Cardiff
• Filmhouse, Edinburgh
• Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
• Glasgow Film Theatre
• Watershed, Bristol
• Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
• Showroom, Sheffield
• Odeon Panton Street, Leicester Square, London
• Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London