St Alkelda leads the way, and there is more to do

News that the Grade 1 listed church of St Alkelda in Giggleswick has been given planning permission by Craven District Council to install solar panels has been welcomed by ACE. In a letter to the Craven Herald, ACE’s Sandy Todd writes:

“It is uplifting to read in your edition of 3 September that St Akelda’s plans to install solar panels on the Church’s south aisle roof have gained not only the approval of the Church authorities but also Craven District Council’s planning committee. This says a lot for the far-sighted efforts of St Akelda’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) and congregation in bringing this project together, without detriment to an ancient and beautiful building.

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Come and join us to win a better world

ACE’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place via Zoom Saturday on 12 September from 10.45am. It will receive a report on our work and activities so far and plans for the coming period. The meeting will also be asked to approve a constitution and elect officers and members to the steering group. It will also receive reports from our various working groups. Only ACE members can vote at the AGM.

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How our supermarkets can halve throwaway plastics

A new report from Greenpeace shows how the UK supermarkets could make significant reductions to the amount of plastic they produce by focusing their attention on the packaging for 54 grocery categories. ​The analysis also shows that ​changing the packaging for just 13 categories of popular groceries, like fizzy drinks, fruit and vegetables, and household detergents, supermarkets could reduce plastic by approximately 35%, remove 45 billion pieces of supermarket plastic, and more than 300,000 tonnes of plastic. This is the equivalent weight of 7,000 supermarket delivery lorries, that if lined up nose to tail could lead from Birmingham to Manchester.

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XR Bank Holiday weekend of national actions

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has called on activists to ‘flood the streets’ this weekend in a series of mass-gatherings. A four-day ‘regional rebellion’ from today until Bank Holiday Monday will see protests across the UK, including in Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and London, It is encouraging protesters to take local action targeting the aviation sector, banks, the fossil fuel industry and petrol stations.

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