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Dear <<First Name>>,
Welcome to the this mini-supplement to the Kingston Environment Centre
and Transition Town Kingston  newsletter.
This full-colour mini-supplement to the October issue of Kingston Environment News brings you a few news items and imminent events that didn't make it into the last newsletter. 

The next full newsletter is due at the end of this month, so please send October news and November events to Marilyn  before then.


Campaigning together 


“Burned” – how to follow-up

The Biofuelwatch film BURNED, shown by TTK on 29th August, proved a truly shocking expose of forest destruction in order to fuel European power stations such as Drax in Yorkshire, exploitation of policy loopholes, misdirected subsidies, and greenwashing. Although we are sometimes led to believe that wood pellets are made of waste products, it was clear from the film that they are mostly made of whole felled trees and forests, which are often replaced by a monoculture of pines, and are “renewable” only if the term is stretched to meaninglessness. The discussion that followed raised many interesting questions and suggested a range of actions that concerned citizens could undertake. Mark Robinson of Biofuelwatch, who introduced the film and led the discussion, emailed audience members who had booked via Eventbrite with more information and suggestions for action, which you can also find on the TTK website › and he also returned to give us some useful tips on campaigning at our September event on “Doing Stuff”. If you missed the film, you can see a short version of BURNED here › 

Axe Drax: For Forests, Communities and the Climate - join Biofuelwatch in a demonstration next week

On Wednesday 9th, from 12.30 to 3.30pm,  Biofuelwatch will be outside the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 1 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 0ET, calling call on the government to redirect subsidies for biomass electricity to true renewables (wind, wave and solar) and to refuse Drax’s gas burning plans.
Find out more and join in › 

Contacting politicians when you need to

Find contact details for your councillors, MP, MEPs, and LA members at › Rather than repeating our advice on writing every month, we have saved it here on the TTK website › and recently added some new points after our "Power of Just Doing Stuff" session on campaigning with Mark Robinson of Biofuelwatch 

TRANSITION TOWN KINGSTON design competition winner

You may have spotted our new header in the last newsletter or on our website and Facebook page - better late than never, TTK’s management team is delighted to announce the winner of our summer 2019 design competition, Meltem Celebi-Thomas. We were impressed with the freshness and adaptability of her design, as well as its expressive and clever references to Kingston and Transition themes. We look forward to using it everywhere. Congratulations to Meltem!


» Visit our websites: Transition Town Kingston › and Kingston Environment Centre 
» If you have local environmental news or an event to share, please email the next editor. 
» Come to one of our events or join in an activity...


See also our shared Special Events calendar › and Kingston Environment Centre section on the left for events coming up at KEC.

Extinction Rebellion

From Monday, 7 October, London

Two weeks (or more) of rebellion starts in London. 
Find out more and join in › 

Axe Drax: For Forests, Communities and the Climate


Wednesday 9 Oct, 12.30 - 3.30pm, demonstration outside the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. 
See section on left about Biofuelwatch's film BURNED. 
Find out more and join in › 

Kingston Biodiversity Network meeting › 


International Repair Day

Saturday, 19 October
Get mending!
And find out more › 

Salmon LIVE

Tues 29 Oct, 6.00 - 8.30pm, Rose Theatre Café
All about creating a more sustainable, fairer, stronger and happier borough in which to work and play, with stalls selling products and services promoting sustainability, live music, an open mic session for local businesses, an art installation and much more...
See the flier on the left or Salmon Live on Facebook › 

Kingston Green Drinks - different venue this month

Tues 29 Oct, 7.00pm on Rose Theatre Café
Green Drinks has moved this month as we think Green Drinkers will also enjoy the Salmon Love Event - look out for our table and the Green Drinks sign.

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