Transition Penwith is an initiative that works to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from Energy, Economics and the Environment.

Stop Live Transport: Penzance Rally

Time: 
13 September 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Market Place, Penzance TR18 2JD

Penzance Stop Live Transport RallyLive exports are cruel and unnecessary. Millions of animals are transported around the world every year, including many from the United Kingdom.

On this International Awareness Day join the millions of people globally who are standing against this abhorrent trade.

Organised by Friends of the Earth and Compassion in World Farming.

WACCY Friday Night Takeaway

WACCY Friday Night TakeawayFirst Friday of every month between 18:00 and 20:00.

Meaty, vegetarian and vegan options available!

Order on Facebook page and collect from Treneere Open Space to eat at home.

Meal Deal: Main dish with side and drink only £7.50

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Wild Food Walk

Time: 
24 September 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve, Steeple Lane, St Ives TR26

Wild St IvesWant to learn how to harvest your own food for free? Explore lost flavours of the Cornish landscape? Worried about the zombie appocalypse? Join Wild St Ives for a guided foraging walk at the Steeple Woodland nature reserve. The afternoon will involve a relaxed walk around the nature reserve, stopping frequently to discuss the plants they come across.

Perfect for beginners or more experienced foragers, the content of the course will be tailored to peoples experience and interests. The aim is to give people the skills and confidence to begin their own journey into the world of wild foods and give inspiration for recipe ideas.

Peace Fest 2017

Time: 
23 September 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
Penlee Park, Penzance TR18 4HE

Penzance Peace Fest 2017Picnickers, musicians, poets, dancers, actors and other performers are all wanted for Peace Fest 2017. A call for a global ceasefire on the occasion of the 16th Annual “United Nations Day of Peace and Global Ceasefire”.
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St Agnes Green Doors

Time: 
16 September 2017 - 10:00am - 17 September 2017 - 4:00pm
Location: 
In and around St Agnes TR5

St Agnes Green DoorsNow in its fifth year, the St Agnes Green Doors Open Day is going from strength to strength. Come along and be inspired to make your home more energy efficient and find out how you can save yourself money! They guarantee an interesting weekend.

Five properties in St Agnes parish will be open to show you what and how you can make your home more environmentally friendly, particularly more energy efficient. Find out how much it will cost and what savings you can make.

You can see a building made of cob, another of rammed earth, another of traditional stone, another of timber, and some modern eco-huts, too.

It's not just about the buildings. Study the descriptions for each property - you can see a solar food drier, a home-made wind turbine, an electric car, a compost toilet, some raised beds, a rainwater storage system, some solar cookers, a battery backup system, and a tree house.

Please respect the opening times set by your hosts. Details at:
http://stagnes.greenopenhomes.net

Gardening: Late Sowing and Winter Veg WEA Class

WEA Gardening classA course designed to provide the skills to be able to grow vegetables. You will also learn how to grow and use green manures for improving the soil. Plants grown may be taken away to plant on and grow at home; as well as continuing to improve the community garden at Treneere Whole Again Community HQ.

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St Just Farmers Market

Plastic Free PenzanceThe St Just Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning between 9:30 and 12:30 at the WI Hall (opposite the church). Fresh local produce and crafts. Veg, cheese, bread, eggs, jams, meat, smoked products, chutneys, cakes, pastries, plants, cards, photography, knitted and crochet items, jewellery. They now offer fresh fish from Newlyn as well. Please check local paper and Facebook for updates on stalls. Tea and coffee served all morning with proceeds donated to charity.
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Plastic Free Penzance

Plastic Free PenzancePlastic Free Penzance is a new group set up as part of the Surfers Against Sewage 'Wasteland' campaign (see https://www.sas.org.uk/wasteland/about/)

They hope that the group becomes a platform for the community to work together and to promote positive change in order to reduce single use plastics in the town. They'll be working with a range of organisations and businesses, visiting schools and holding beach cleans and other events to raise awareness and share information. It's a really exciting project and they've got a lot of work to do. So, if you'd like to lend a hand, please get in touch with them!

They've had lots of questions on what individual action people can take on single use plastics. So, think what things you're finding it hard to replace? They'll look into the alternatives and share ideas.

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