Green Cafe Tomorrow – Which renewables are best?

 Sun? Wind? Water? Earth?

 A new sports pavilion could generate energy for itself and cash for the community. We’ll be looking for the best Low Carbon option.

Join us to find out more and to share your views!

 Weds 14th  October 2015

 8.00 pm

  Looking Well, King Street,  High Bentham    015242 63399

 Click on link below to download a flyer for the event

2015 sun, water …


Green Cafe 16th of December – Community Power

Come to the

Green Café

Coffee, cake and conversation

Third Tuesday in the month


Community Power

Steve Wrigley of Lancaster Co-Housing will tell us the fascinating story of theirHalton Lune Hydro scheme

which has just won a 2014 Observer Ethical Award.

Solar panels, hydro plant, small-scale wind turbines, anaerobic digesters and biomass boilers –

Craven wants to encourage not just individuals, farms and businesses, but also whole communities, to bring forward micro-generation projects.

What can we learn from Halton?

 Tuesday 16th December

 8.00 pm


Looking Well, King Street, High Bentham

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 If you would like to download a copy of this poster to share please click the link below:

Community Power

Bentham Green Party – Fracking Event

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Find out all about fracking and its relevance to us specifically in Bentham at this event on 4th November.  Click on the link above for full details.  This event is being run by the new Bentham Green Party group.


Back Balcombe – Going Solar!!


Block Fracking Companies from drilling under your house!

Here is a practical way from Greenpeace of helping to block fracking in your area.

Click HERE to block fracking 🙂


Green Café December – The Burning Question

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You can also preview on-line the first part of The Burning Question book, by clicking here.

Burning Question


Sustainable Staveley

Here’s another site you might be interested in:


Don’t forget to look at our meetings & events page for details of our next Green Cafe.  This will be about a local currency “The Realm Exchange”

If you have a local business we are particularly keen to welcome you so you can find out what it’s all about.  Plus there is CAKE!!!


Local Shopping

This is a comment from Peter Lennard - Don't be shy - 
please leave your comments/answers at the bottom of 
the post.

I live only part time in Low Bentham but was very 
pleased to see the arrival/expansion/conversion of
 the shop called Antiques into &tiques, selling food.
 On checking it out I found that they are selling 
organic fruit and veg at very competitive prices 
compared to supermarkets, will take orders for 
newspapers and also sell nice bread. I compared the 
price of their smoked salmon with Sainsbury in 
Lancaster. &ntiques price of £2.95 for a pack of 
Atlantic Smoked Salmon compared with (best price) 
2 for £8 at Sainsbury for factory farmed smoked salmon
 (similar weight per pack I think). Of course they 
don't do the range that any supermarket can do, but I
 look in at the shop first even if I am intending to 
go into Lancaster, for instance, and note what I can buy
 here on my return. But are people using this shop? Not 
many, it seems. Isn't it more environmentally 
sustainable to buy locally where possible and only go to
 a distant supermarket for things not available locally 
for a reasonable price? Is there any way that we can 
persuade local people to give it a try?

The machines

Came across this fantastic blog about sustainable theatre.  the below post is about Pedal Powered lighting!

The machines.

via The machines.


How can we all wake up to global sustainability issues?

Following the ‘The Burning Question’ launch and the Global Futures Workshop in March, Lancaster University Environment Centre invites you to the next in a series of events exploring “burning questions for global society”.

All are welcome to this event on Friday 27th September, 4-6 p.m. in the Environment Centre. It will focus on the psychological barriers to, and opportunities for behaviour change and political change.

There will be short presentations from:

  • Tom Ormerod, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Lancaster University,
  • Chris Hart reflecting on his experience as a hardened local activist
  • Mike Berners-Lee, co-author of The Burning Question.

Followed by 30mins Q&A + refreshments and chat.

Click here for more information.