Green Cafe Meetings

We hold a monthly Green Cafe for people to meet and share ideas, along with speakers from time to  time. Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month from 10.30am – 12.00 noon. Details may also be found on the Events page.

Forthcoming meetings:

14th August – will be at Settle Victoria Hall’s Refreshment Gardens and with an opportunity to relax and catch-up after the prolonged period of having to Zoom.

11th September – we will be ‘away’ taking the opportunity to join  Clapham Sustainability Group’s ‘information day’ (10-1pm) – in the village hall – all about renewable energy options for home energy generation. The 581 bus will leave outside the ‘Naked Man’ at 9.30 (11.30) arriving 9.49 (11.49) outside the shop and returning from the New Inn 13.09, if you would like to use public transport – a few of us will be. More information in September’s newsletter.

9th October – at Settle Victoria Hall we will be holding our annual review and looking towards the international climate talks (COP26).

Recent meetings featured:

A goodbye to Sacha Moravek of ‘Sugar and Spice’ – as Sacha is relocating back to Kent.

Making the most of Home Energy – Saturday 12 June 

Do you know your FITs from your SEGs and is it worthwhile to install solar panels since Feed in Tariffs were replaced by less generous Smart Export Guarantees? And what about heating your whole house and hot water with a heat pump? Government plans suggest they are one of the key ways to decarbonise home heating. Do they really work here in the north, and how?

These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at the Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area (ACE) Green Cafe virtual meeting starting at 10.45am on Saturday 12 June. It’s a great opportunity to learn more and ask questions.

You will hear from an ACE member with experience of generating and using their own electricity in Settle, taking advantage of battery storage.


The May virtual meeting featured Settle Town Councillors presenting their recently agreed Climate and Biodiversity Policy Report. The report was adopted by the Town Council on 1 March and sets out actions they will take to become carbon neutral by 2030 and improve biodiversity of their owned and managed land. The virtual meeting opens at 10.30am and the Council’s one hour presentation will start at 11.00am.