Events in 2007
Local Food (April)
We enjoyed two presentations – one from Alissa Pemberton from MK Foodtrain, who runs the Farmers Market at Wolverton, and the other from Ian Nutt, who runs the Ethical Food Company at Verney Junction.
Afterwards we sampled some delicious food and drink products supplied by the Ethical Food Company.
(Note that the Ethical Food Company is no longer trading)
Renewable Energy Systems (June)
We visited their Zero-emission headquarters at Kings Langley. RES are wind energy developers, and they gave us a presentation and guided tour of their offices and grounds.
Their site boasts a wind-turbine, a ground-source heat pump, an array of solar PV cells, and they also grow Miscanthus to use as a bio-fuel.
The Future Growth of Milton Keynes (September)
We had a presentation on the future growth of Milton Keynes, from two guest speakers from MK Partnership, Cheryl Montgomery and Abigail Morgan.
We learned about the expansion areas, and the sustainable construction methods being employed.
Why Should Christians Care for the Planet? (October)
Dr Martin Hodson, from the Oxford Christian Environmental Group Sage, gave a presentation on the theological basis for creation care.
Martin and his wife Margot, an Anglican minister, are the authors of the recently published book Cherishing the Earth.