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Walk or ride your bike when you can
If you have to go somewhere close consider riding your bike or walking there instead of using your car. It is better on the environment and keeps you fit.

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.