Join our campaign to buy only peat-free compost this spring.
To see our local peat-free compost buyer’s guide and more go here
(photo of RSPB Forsinard Flows is by Andy Hay see RSPB Images)
Community Cargo Bike Project
Climate Action Ilkley are delighted to have received £17,500 funding from the Postcode Local Trust for its eCargo Bike Scheme. The first bike will arrive in January so watch out for a bright yellow electric bike with front and rear racks and panniers on the streets of Ilkley.
To find out more email email@example.com and
to read the full Ilkley Gazette article click 20201228 Gazette Article Cargo Bikes
Two of CAI’s trustees offer their views on this question looking beyond the carbon footprint of meat and plant-based diets to consider other issues such as what the UK’s landscape and farming might look like if we all went vegan, the health and ethical implications of eating meat and dairy, and a personal take on life after cheese. Steve Peel trained in agriculture and worked in research and consultancy, specialising in grassland for dairy and meat production. Mike Daw is currently working towards a PhD focusing on diet and psychological experiences.
Attendees are encouraged to make their own contributions and some time will be allocated for discussion on what actions CAI might consider in this area.
At our meeting on 18th January Amy Stidworthy of CERC (Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants) gave a talk about air pollution and its measurement, harmful effects, etc. to inform our deliberations about what we might do next on this front. She included thoughts on air pollution in Ilkley particularly around the Brook St/Leeds Rd area.
You can demonstrate your support for Climate Action in Ilkley by becoming a member. It’s only £10 a year, or £5 for those in full-time education. Or if you are Unwaged or cannot afford this you are welcome to join for no charge.
If you join now your membership lasts till the end of March 2021.