NewsDownload the latest Wirral Evergreen Magazine 28 (Summer 2018)
or the previous Wirral Evergreen Magazine 27
See earlier issues here.
Summer Garden Party
Saturday 30th June 2018 2pm-5pm
Summer Garden Party
At The Sandon Building, Falkland Rd, Wallasey CH44 8ER
Come and enjoy the sun with us at our garden party.
Best hat competition, refreshments include 'Cooking with spices made simple', plants for sale and raffle. And for the children, come and pick some fruit and enjoy garden games.
No entrance fee but donations would be very welcome and much appreciated
Gardening courses starting in September 2018
Download details of gardening courses starting in September 2018 from here
NEW Discover Gardening courses at WEN April - July 2018
• Practical Gardening
• A to Z of Gardening
• Science & Horticulture
For more details download flyer
NEW Open Awards Qualification Gardening Courses April - July 2018
• Gardening / Horticulture Skills
• Sowing and growing techniques
• Starting a gardening business
• Gardening as a volunteer
For more details download flyer
The next AGM is on 21st November 2018.
Any items which members wish to be included on the agenda and/or nominations for trustees should be sent to Pam Baker at the office no later than 12th November 2018.
Energy Projects Plus is offering local residents a completely FREE service called LEAP (Local Enegry Advice Programme). It can help you to save money and keep your home warm and cosy. Download flyer for more details.
Any membership enquiries should be directed to our membership secretary, Chris Snowdon on email@example.com, or to Pam Baker in the office, on 0151 639 2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS PAYING YOUR FUEL BILLS?
Energy Projects Plus has funding to help those in financial hardship.
For further information: download Help Sheet , or to book an appointment with an expert Fuel Debt Advisor:
• Call the Wallasey-based advice line free on 0800 043 0151
• For mobile phone users our landline number is 0151 637 3670
• Email: email@example.com
WEN no longer operates RePaint here, but it's not far away! For new details see here
Download Energy, Food & Economy, a 12 page pamphlet that gives the facts about why living sustainably in the 21st century has to be the No1 priority for us all.
WEN is now a Foodbank Collection Point and we would be grateful to receive non-perishable food in packets or tins - NOT fresh or frozen. To find out how to TAKE food, see Wirral Foodbank website
We can organise events, courses and talks centred around environmental themes. See details of what we can offer and please complete our questionnaire.
Read about the Falkland Road Organic Growers here
Merseycare Transport runs on cooking oil.
Read more and help now by donating your used cooking oil.
WEN needs your help to keep our projects going - see our new funding letter.
WEN has a group on Facebook. If you would like to follow the progress of WEN through news, updates and photos, find details of upcoming events, hold discussions or maybe talk to other people in the area who are interested in environmental issues, then please join our group. If you would like to join the group please search for Wirral Environmental Network on Facebook.
New library facilities Our collection of books, videotapes, 35mm slidesets, audio tapes and CD-ROMs is now available for loan for a nominal charge. Please ring (639 2121) first to make sure staff are here to help you ...[more]
Support local businesses and cut food miles by buying direct from local producers at Wirral's farmers' markets.
Wirral Farmers' Market
2nd Saturday of every month
West Kirby Farmers' Market
4th Saturday of every month.
Dust off your bicycle...
Free guided rides, cycling skills, bike maintenance & more www.wirralgroups.org.uk/cycle_hub.html
Local Health Walks...
Join a small friendly local group, and get going www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/north-west/wirral-walk
What is WEN?Wirral Environmental Network is an environmental education charity (Registration No. 1068306) set up to promote and facilitate ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyles.
AimsThe aim of the organisation is to advance the education of the public about the preservation of our world's natural environment, ecological sustainability, natural resource conservation, waste management, recycling, and the principles of Fairtrade within Wirral and the surrounding area.
Where are we based?The Sandon Building, Falkland Road, Wallasey, CH44 8ER.
Tel: 0151 639 2121 fax number 639 4826. ...how to get there The office is halfway along Falkland Road - look for blue railings and an orange roof. Our entrance is at the right-hand side of the building as you look at it. The entrance at the other end belongs to Energy Projects Plus.
Gardening courses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability courses: email@example.com
Anything else: firstname.lastname@example.org
When are we open?
We do not have set opening hours, although you will usually find someone in the office most weekday mornings.
Please ring to check, and avoid a wasted journey.
Our number is 0151 639 2121 and you can leave a message if no-one is around to answer immediately.
Alternatively, email email@example.com or the people listed above if you know who you need to contact.
What is sustainability?Sustainability is now a term used internationally to describe an approach to life that many believe to be mankind's only viable chance of avoiding the environmental disasters that now seem to be part of our future.
It is also a chance to reassert the value of social and environmental issues in a world that is becoming more and more materialistic and money orientated. It stresses that environmental issues are bound into social and economical ones, and are not to be considered as separate, or less important.
The Sustainable Life is one in which we meet our daily needs in a way that is within the carrying capacity of the Earths ecosystems, and that could be maintained indefinitely by our children. It is living off nature's interest, rather than her capital. It is to respect our resources, by minimising waste, reducing energy use, recycling materials, and cutting out excessive consumption. We dont need to starve ourselves, but rather change our present care-free attitude to resources and materials.
This website offers practical ideas for sustainable living.
Why live sustainably on Wirral?At local level:
- It would bring all the benefits of a clean and natural environment: better quality of life and health. Clean air, water, parks etc.
- Saving resources will save YOU money.
- Improving the environment is an essential part of rebuilding community spirit.
At global level:
- It is a life that has a future. Our present form of consumerism is unsustainable, neglects both our future and that of our children, and threatens global disaster. Much of Wirral's residential land is below sea level. If Global Warming causes the sea to rise enough, the 21st century could mean drastic changes for our peninsula.
The Sustainability Movement is an international one that is being subscribed to by governments and businesses all over the world. In 1992, 179 world states met at the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro to try to attack the issue of our relationship with our environment. They realised that environmental issues reach deep into economic and social ones: for example, that rising sea levels brought about from Global Warming will mean loss of land, property, huge expenses for flood defence, and great risk to health and lives.
They had realised that our life-philosophy and idea of development must be reformed. Their term used to label this philosophy is Sustainable Development. The UK was, in fact, one of the first countries in the world to prepare a national Sustainable Development strategy
Wirral Environmental Network is here to provide information and education to the public of Wirral about sustainable living.
Charity registration informationCharity No. is 1068306
Company No. is 3462312
Address: The Sandon Building, Falkland Rd, CH44 8ER