We are currently running a tech collection to help with the latest lockdown, in particular to help with online learning for school children. Please have a look for what you might have eg an unused laptop, PC, tablet or even mobile phone, less than 5 years old, in working order & hopefully with chargers attached.
Pop them in a bag and email us email@example.com ASAP so that we can arrange a Covid-safe collection from your doorstep at a mutually convenient time.
We’d ideally like to collect your devices before Sunday 17th January, so that they can be put to good use as soon as practicable. THANK YOU.
To read more about our campaign, data security and how you can donate go to Tech Collection
Some of our members have already taken advantage of this scheme. We are arranging on-site surveys with a local solar panel supplier at the end of January. You can read more about the discount scheme and the process for arranging a quote here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and
to read the full Ilkley Gazette article click 20201228 Gazette Article Cargo Bikes
Online meeting next Thursday, 14th January at 7:30: The Green Homes Grant: opportunity or pitfall? The introduction of the GHG has stimulated much interest in replacing gas boilers with heat pumps, which although in principle a good idea, could in some circumstances be a costly error.
Rod Holt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Amy Stidworthy of CERC (Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants) will talk about air pollution and its measurement, harmful effects, etc. to inform our deliberations about what we might do next on this front.
There will also be an update on our successful bid for an award from the Postcode Lottery Fund.
The Zoom link to the meeting is available in the Transport channel in Slack.
The Zoom link will be available in the nature-food-water channel on Slack nearer the time.
We will be joined by Ed Duguid from Friends of Ilkley Riverside Parks (FoIRP), Karen Shackleton and Ian Brand from Wharfedale Naturalists, and Miriam Baines, Bradford Council Biodiversity Officer. Agenda items are likely to include:
‘Balsam Bash 2021’
FoIRP meadow creation
‘No to Mow’ campaign?
Wider opportunities for biodiversity and carbon capture
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.