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Green Diary Events - November 2017

31Jul

Meat Free Monday

Meat Free Monday invites you to abstain from eating meat on a Monday as eating less meat is good for the planet.

UN's top climate scientist Rajendra Pachauri states that, "People should consider eating less meat as a way of combating global warming. UN figures suggest that meat production puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than transport."

If your'e not keen on vegetables why don't you make a commitment to supporting this campaign by experimenting with a new veggie dish each week. Grab a veggie cook book from a charity shop and give it a whirl.

This is a regular weekly event - next three dates are: 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017, 04/12/2017
31Jul

Lammas - Festival of Gratitude and First Seeds

Our ancestors celebrated 8 points in the year using them as a framework for their lives. The "Wheel of the Year" combines the astronomical cycle of the solstices and equinoxes, with the turning points of each season, marked by the Celts with the 4 Cross Quarter festivals, formerly known as the 4 Great Fire Festivals; Imbolc, Beltain, Lammas and Samhain. In the past huge community bonfires were lit on hilltops, uniting communities in common focus and celebration of their lives and the earth.

Lammas falls between the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox and celebrates the beginning of Autumn. It is the time of the grain harvest, providing the basic food that will sustain us throughout the winter. It is important to recognise that this grain is also the seed that becomes next years harvest,the seed that lives on and completes the cycle.

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