Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DWI Meeting 24th Jan 2012 - DWI goes European

Good start to the Green New Year in Deal with a great meeting led by Alan Grieve on 'a postcard from detmold'.

This was a climate protection conference for towns linked to Detmold (in Germany) which took place in Oct 2011.

Deal's representatives were Alan Grieve from DealWith IT and Cllr Eileen Rowbotham from the Town Council. Basically it was chance to share experiences in making their communities more sustainable with a diverse set of linked towns including Deal's Twin in France St Omer, Hasselt in Belgium, Zeitz in East Germany, Oraiokastro in Greece and Kaunas in Lithuania.

Alan presentation showed how local community and local government working together had introduced bio-mass plant in Detmold and electric transit system in Hasselt.

Sarah gave a intro on our plans for 2012 and this was the highlights: Plastic Bag meeting Feb, Energy Fair at the Town Hall in March, Beach Cleans, Schools Green Projects, Tree wardens, 2nd year of Garden Share, Guerrillia Gardening group, Canterbury Climate Fair, Energy Coop, Green Village at Smugglers Fest, perhaps some chickens, Autumn Local Food Fair ... and thats only what I could scribble down. Please get involved and don't be shy if you have an idea you have got to make Deal greener.

Many thanks for Alan & Sarah's work for tonights meeting.

We will try to Alan's report and presentation on the documents area and will add a link back on this posting

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