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                        ConnellThis group will discuss contemporary issues that confront our modern lives.

Group Coordinator: Liz Connell (click to contact)

The group will meet on the morning of the second Thursday in the month.

The group will meet at a local Islington venue.

This group will discuss contemporary issues that confront our modern lives such as recycling and plastics and non-fossil fuels. The programme of topics will be determined by the members of the group. The scope will be broad to provide for suggestions and perspectives from group members about their particular interests. Some basic introductory material will be distributed before each meeting to encourage participation. There is the possibility of having speakers or experts from local green groups and of visiting establishments such as the local recycling centre. If you are an iU3A member you can join this group through 'Beacon' (the members system) or by emailing the Group Coordinator at the email address above. The subjects we wish to address will be selected by the group members.  

Our Programme
Green Issues topics selected for October 2017 – March 2018:
At the first meeting of the group in September we came up with a list of topics which hopefully will meet with general approval. There are several presentations on Renewables, but from different viewpoints. We're keeping a list of other topics suggested by members for following months. The presenter of each topic will send us reading matter in advance so we can be more informed at the meeting.

October 12 Plastic Pollution presented by Natalie Teich
November 9 Talk by Matthew Homer, Islington’s Manager of Waste & Regeneration. Venue will be the Function Room at the Camden Head pub, Camden Passage as we’re inviting other iU3A members (not just Green Issues)
December 14 Vehicle Idling. Richenda Walford is arranging for the team who deliver training on this topic to attend (includes how to approach drivers & persuade them successfully to desist!)
January 11 A small low energy home - Green Issues members' private visit, limited numbers
February 8 Renewables: a personal story — Mary Ann Peters will talk about her experience of designing a home powered by renewables 20 years ago in the US
March 8 Renewables: Technologies, Prospects and Costs presented by Roger Hamilton

Previous Subjects Covered

This is a new group so no subjects have been covered yet. This section will be completed after the first quarter.

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