We hold an event, now on the second Monday of each month. From the autumn we are changing the format to start at 7.15pm with a talk or film related to community grassroots action addressing the ecological and climate crisis. From 8.15pm will be time for informal discussion of projects, issues and events, using the ‘open space’ method which allows people to coalesce around areas of common interest.
Film Night: Planetary
Monday 8th October 2018, 7pm for 7.15pm start, Museum of Bath Stone
We are screeing the thought provoking and inspiring film Planetary.
“We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected.
PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call – a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us – to remember that we are PLANETARY.”
The public health implications of climate change – a talk by Dr Bharat Pankania
Monday 12th November 2018, 7.15pm, Museum of Bath Stone
As the climate warms and average temperatures across the planet increase, Bharat will describe some of the predicted impacts on health, due to disease migration, floods, food and water shortages and heatwaves. Diseases such as malaria are already spreading into Southern Europe, could they reach Britain? An opportunity to understand more about these little discussed aspects of climate change from an expert in the field of public health medicine.
Empowering philosophies in the face of climate crisis – a talk by Psychologist Rosie Jones
Monday 10th December 2018, 7.15pm @ Museum of Bath Stone
As the problems with our current system’s values become ever more apparent, Rosie will describe an alternative philosophy, Deep Ecology, that goes beyond traditional environmentalism. In particular she will focus on the ideas of Joanna Macy’s and ‘The Work That Reconnects’, including concepts such as an ecological sense of self. She will explain how connecting more deeply alongside others with our concern for the world can be an empowering and life-affirming experience.
‘Retrofitting a 1950s house in Combe Down’- a talk by Sally and John Harris
Monday 10th September 2018, 7.15pm @ Museum of Bath Stone
Hear about the meticulous approach to renovation of their detached home, addressing insulation and airtightness, as well as renewable energy. This talk links with our Green Doors day on 22nd September where three other houses will be open to visitors. Sally and John are unable to take part in the Green Doors event but a description of the renovations to their house can be found here.
2nd July 2018, Forrester and Flower Pub.
Love Combe Down summer social
Preceded by 7pm Love Combe Down monthly meeting (in the pub).
4th June 2018, Museum of Bath Stone
‘An urban permaculture homestead in Odd Down’ – talk by Guy Bardoe
Guy describes adventures with applying permaculture to the typical suburban home and garden plot that he shares with his partner in Bath. He briefly explains the core principles of permaculture and describes their real life experiences of putting the principles into practice. The couple’s aim is to become more self-reliant in terms of fruit, vegetable and wine and with the help of an allotment they already regularly eat meals prepared only with home-produced ingredients. Their home and garden will also be open to visitors on Green Open Homes Day September 22nd 2018.
14th May 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone.
‘Conspiracy’ – the first in our Short Films to Inspire series
A film about the huge impact of animal agriculture on our ecological system.
9th April 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone
‘Transition as a Journey’ a talk by Peter Andrews, Chair of Transition Bath
Peter Andrews was one of the founder members of Transition Bath many years ago. Back then one of the main drivers was Peak Oil. Since then the world has changed significantly Peak Oil is no longer considered the looming car crash we thought back then. How has the Transition movement changed indeed should it change? Peter will put forward some ideas but more importantly engage in a discussion to start to create realistic ideas that we can put into action to make Bath and its surrounds a low carbon city safe and fit for the coming generations.
5th March 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone
‘Volunteering for a Warmer Widcombe’ a talk by Tim Williamson of Energy Efficient Widcombe
A timely talk given our current arctic weather. Tim Williamson describes the inspiring work of volunteers from Energy Efficient Widcombe, who have conducted free energy assessments, including thermal imaging, for local residents. He will also describe their work with Widcombe schools including running energy workshops for students. Come along to hear about how to develop effective and practical local action that benefits the community and the climate.
5th February 2018 @ Museum of Bath Stone
‘Trams or jams: Reintroducing trams in Bath’ – a talk by Dave Andrews of Bathtrams.uk
Dave’s talk details how trams could be reintroduced to Bath, including the impact on pollution, possible routes, practicalities of laying rails, costs and how to finance it. A fascinating community solution to our congestion, pollution and greenhouse gas challenges.
18th December 2017 @ Museum of Bath Stone
Love Co2mbe Down Meet-up
Regular meeting to develop and discuss local projects including a Green Open Homes Event.
23rd November 2017 @ Museum of Bath Stone
Love Combe Down Meet-up
30th October 2017 @ The CornerStone
Film night – ‘Tomorrow’ (Demain)
2nd October 2017 @ The CornerStone
‘What’s my carbon footprint?’ A talk by Susan Johnson and Rosie Jones
13th July 2017 @ Forester and Flower
Love Combe Down meet-up
22nd June 2017 @ The CornerStone