Save the planet – a message from another world

The first member of a remote Colombian tribe ever to set foot in Britain brings a stark ecological warning

Patrick Barkham,, Monday 27 September 2010 20.30 BST

Jacinto Zarabata sits in a suburban back garden in north London and unselfconsciously uses a stick to probe the inside of a gourd, which is shaped like a rather phallic mushroom with a bright yellow cap. The first member of the Kogi people of Colombia ever to visit Britain is wearing traditional rough cotton clothes and has a cloth bag slung over each shoulder as he chews toasted coca leaves.

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Tamwed Barn Dance in Lydford



Walter and the Hosepipe Banned

 Saturday 25th September – 7.30 to 12

Nicholls Hall – Lydford

£5 in advance – £6 on the door

 Tel: 01822 832897    Email:

Refreshments available but bring own alcohol

Tamwed links with and supports communities in isolated areas of rural South India. One of our projects is helping people to produce food crops and medicinal herbs that can adapt to the changing climate.

Registered Charity: 1113533

Climate change enlightenment was fun while it lasted. But now it’s dead

An iceberg melts, drips water in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland An iceberg melts in Kulusuk Bay, eastern Greenland. Photograph: John Mcconnico/AP

George Monbiot writing in the Guardian, 20 Sep 2010

The closer it comes, the worse it looks. The best outcome anyone now expects from December’s climate summit in Mexico is that some delegates might stay awake during the meetings. When talks fail once, as they did in Copenhagen, governments lose interest. They don’t want to be associated with failure, they don’t want to pour time and energy into a broken process. Nine years after the world trade negotiations moved to Mexico after failing in Qatar, they remain in diplomatic limbo. Nothing in the preparations for the climate talks suggests any other outcome.


10:10:10 – A global day of doing

The Sky is Falling

“The Sky is Falling!”

Henny Penny calls. An acorn has just landed on her head and, panicking, she hurries of to warn all her friends of the impending doom. The beginning of this well known children’s story has passed into the English language as indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. There are some that believe the news of recent years about global warming and climate change and how it will effect peoples around the world is just one such mistaken belief. They deny it is happening and even if it is, we had nothing to do with it and couldn’t change things even if we wanted to.

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World Environment Day 2010 – Sat 5 June

Westden endorses the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) 2010 which is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action.

Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. But how many times have you heard about it. And what does just one day mean?

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Question Time hosted by Fairtrade Callington

2.30 – 4pm, Saturday 6 March 2010, Callington Community College

With the General Election coming up soon, this will be your ONLY chance to quiz ALL the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the South East Cornwall constituency. Click “Read More” for more info….

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