Our campaign this month focuses on the air-freighting of fruit and vegetables.

Each week in November we will report on how our local supermarkets our stocking air-freight vegetables and suggest what more local  alternatives are available.

We are also inviting members to send in their favourite recipe for scrutiny by our Land & Nature workgroup.  They will score it for carbon footprint and other environmental impacts.  To submit yours email it to food@climateactionilkley.org.uk

As part of the campaign there are three new pages on the website which can be found in the Campaign menu.

What’s on – Public Meetings

A Civic Society talk by Prof Battarbee at Church House 7.30.

Organised by Wharfedale Tackles Plastic.
Bring your own re-useable containers, Shop in store and pay as normal, Bring your shopping to the unwrapping point, Volunteers will also be on hand to help

10am to 3pm along the Grove in Ilkley.  Visit the Climate Action Ilkley stall.

Ilkley Town Council is hosting a town meeting at 7.00pm on Monday March 9th in All Saints Church. The meeting is an opportunity to hear the views of residents, local businesses and organisations on changes and improvements which they would like to see in Ilkley Centre. On the agenda will be the Grove, the top of Brook Street, including the junction with Railway Road, the proposed 20mph zone in the town and ways to improve provision for cyclists.

Public Meeting 10.30am to 12.30am at the Clarke Foley Centre Ilkley
The event is free but please register 

The Ilkley Sustainability Plan sets out ideas about how we could act together to move toward a more resilient, sustainable future. You can read it here

Many of our voluntary organisations will be at this meeting, as well as councillors and business representatives. It will be arranged as a ‘market stall’ event. There will be an introduction to the plan and an opportunity to ask questions. Then attendees will be able to choose which of the ten aspects of the plan they wish to consider in more detail and visit the relevant stalls.

Clarke Foley centre 13th May 7.30 – 9.00pm  Free entry.
Heating your home is probably costing you more than necessary and could be over a quarter of your carbon footprint.
For over a decade Andy Walker has been inspiring people to transform their homes to be warm and comfy with low bills. With a mix of stories and factual information Andy provides an, occasionally humorous, look at ways to improve your home.

See our Resources page for a video of Andy visiting a house in York.

What’s on – Workgroup  Meetings

6pm – 8pm Outside the Box
A representative from Sustrans is coming to talk to us.

7.30 Outside the Box