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Making Havant a greener town

Published in the Portsmouth News on 14th March 2011

A VOLUNTARY group which is attempting to transform a town into a greener community has celebrated its first birthday.

The Havant Transition Network’s members want to change the attitude of residents, encouraging them to become a low-energy, low-waste, more resilient and self-reliant community.

So far the group has installed a recycling point for low-energy bulbs in the Meridian Centre, West Street and set up the Havant quilt project where residents are working together to make a giant patchwork quilt using recycled materials reflecting parts of the town’s history.

They are also planning a community play called Bob and Doris Are Not Afraid. The play offers the opportunity for ordinary people to become involved in a creative project exploring climate change.

The group celebrated at The Pavilion with live music and a cake decorated with the group’s logo.

A Green New Deal For The World

A new UN report shown how greening the world’s economy could create millions of new jobs, radically improve the management of scarce resources and reduce poverty.

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Mega wind farm announced

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A major new wind farm site has been awarded to Eneco west of the Isle of Wight 9 miles off the south Dorset coast. The £3Bn. project will consist of up 230 large turbines and generate electricity for over 800,000 homes in Dorset. Work is scheduled to start in 2016 and is expected to take 3 years. A public information day is being held at Lymington Community Centre on Thursday, March 24 between 2pm and 8pm. The government is committed to producing 15 % of the UK’s energy requirement from renewable sources by 2020.