REACT

REACT – Roseland Environment Action Community Team – April 2021

We have previously mentioned the importance of localism:  Using local services and buying local produce will create a resilient and sustainable Roseland by supporting local employment and minimising transport requirements, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  With this in mind, our team are arranging a local food festival to take place towards the end of summer/beginning of autumn.  Are you a Roseland food producer, maker or supplier?  If you would like to participate at the food festival please get in touch to reserve your stall!

We recently requested donations of tree guards, stakes, fence posts and stockproof wire netting and we now have a good supply of these.  Many thanks to the donors!  These materials have enabled us to continue socially distanced working in the tree nursery, to protect the trees planted so far and to begin erecting a deer/rabbit proof fence.  We call it work but it’s really fun digging, getting muddy and having a natter over progress!  The more trees we can bring on will result in greater uptake of carbon dioxide with potential to mitigate against climate change; win/win!  If you are interested in becoming one of the tree nursery workgroup volunteers, we would love to hear from you.

Finally, we are all becoming more aware of the impact litter has on our environment, from harming wildlife and contaminating food chains to simply looking unsightly.  To combat this, we are identifying potential water refill sites, to reduce plastic bottle usage:  Updates will follow!   In the meantime, if you want to organise a litter clean, Plastic Free Roseland have litter pickers that can be borrowed and they can be contacted directly through their Facebook page or via ourselves.

Our members are still keeping in touch by zoom meetings, the next one being on Monday 26th April.  If you would like to join us please do let us know and we will send you the link.

We would very much welcome your feedback on the above so please do contact REACT (info@react.org.uk).  Alternatively, if you have questions/comments about low carbon energy or other environmental initiatives please do get in touch.  You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RoselandEnvironment.  Finally, we appreciate not everyone has digital communication so if you’d prefer to contact us in writing pop your note into one of our post boxes located outside the shops in Veryan/Gerrans/St Mawes and Harris’s Garage and we’ll be in touch!

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