The COP26 event is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it.
To highlight of the importance of COP26, Ruthin Friends of the Earth is organising a joint event in town centre for the 6th of November.
Venues and programmes
>St Peter’s Church<
- Event opening speech at 10am from Bernadette O’Malley (RuthinArtisan Markets, State of Distress)
- Livestream of Nature Based Solutions, Mid Wales Regional Roadshow event from COP Cymru,
- Mayor’s Treemendous Trees Project about Tree planting 13th November from 10 at The Centre, Llanfwrog,
- Interactive exhibition of existing and envisioned local social and environmental initiatives, doing in response to climate change.
- A showcase of environmentally friendly community groups, businesses, activities and volunteering opportunities based in and around Ruthin.
- Members of Ruthin Friends of the Earth will meet and greet you at the entrance and church members will provide you with hot drinks ☺️
ReSource with Library of Things
We are passionate about the environment and work in collaboration to find creative ways of re-using waste materials. This could be through upcycling, repurposing or simply recycling items that may otherwise go to landfill.
For this even:
– Learn more about – ReForm community plastics
– Do you know how much waste is in one mile of beach?
– Donate your bottle tops for reForm
– Learn more about reSource’s local eco work
– Find out how to volunteer with reSource including supported volunteering for adults with disabilities
– Learn about our employability skills and lifelong learning at reSource
– Take part in an activity to take home
Incredible Edible Ruthin
Our vision is to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food. The network of Incredible Edible sought to show how ordinary people can transform their own landscapes and turned disused plots into abundant sources of healthy food.
Ruthin and District U3ACraft and Sustainability groups
The U3A is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community, those in their third ‘age’ of life.
Rachel’s Eco Store
We opened this store to make going green easy, fun and beautiful. Our store has everything from shampoo to candles, from tote bags to cleaning products. All of our packaging is recyclable and eco friendly. All our products are cruelty free and the vast majority are vegan.
Xr Wrexham will have an art blocking table and will be printing xr symbols onto fabric patches or your T-shirts, cloth bags, clothes etc if you bring them along on the day. They’ll also be badge-making and chatting to folk about what the climate crisis means to them.
Denbighshire Youth Service
Denbighshire Youth Service supports young people aged 11 to 25 years, providing both universal and targeted interventions. Sarah Unwin Rural youth worker will represent the organisation. As part of her role she promotes the volunteering opportunities with the Youth service and supports communities to open youth clubs in rural areas ran by local volunteers.
The Amazing Clouds
‘We are Dom Oakes, Diana Sanders and Pete Regan. We are all committed to green issues and treading lightly on the planet. Dom’s song Fragile Earth was written around 30 years ago to highlight concerns about environmental issues. Unfortunately, it’s still as relevant today as it was back then. Many of our songs are about the wonders of our planet and our connection to our environment. The words to the first verse of Fragile Earth encapsulate our feelings. Our world is dying and too few seem to care, we throw our stuff on the earth, the sea and the air. Inside we know there is another way. We’d better start it if our children are to see another day. It is a privilege for us to support the Ruthin FoE COP 26 event.’
Ruthin Men’s Shed
Men’s Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together. They help reduce loneliness and isolation, but most importantly, they’re fun.
At Drosi we turn waste into a solution by creating unique, functional and fun bikes and electric bikes from discarded ones, reducing waste and helping people like you have a positive impact on the world.