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Green Light Festival 2012 – Open Meeting NEXT MONDAY!

Monday 9th January 2012 – 5pm for 5.30 start – the Blue Room in Queens Building of De Montfort University (the Blue Room is on the first floor of Queens Building, at the end of the wobbly glass walkway then it’s the door on the right opposite the ladies toilets – call if you get lost!).

We, the organisers of the budding new Green Light Festival of Sustainability, would like to extend to you an invitation to join one of our core group meetings. With only three months till the big day (Sat 31st March), we’ve lots of exciting things to do and dreaming to distribute between our somewhat humble team of organisers.

We’ve drawn up a list of things we’d love to happen, and we’re open to suggestions from people who might be able to contribute in an organisers’ capacity. So if you’ve got the skills and the interest to help us out a bit, please come along and see what we’ve been up to and what’s ahead!

Call Jessie on 07969256046 or email jessicamarycooke@yahoo.co.uk to let us know you’d like to attend or for more information. Look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteering opportunity – Wildlife Watch leaders and helpers needed!

An announcement from the Leics and Rutland wildlife trust…

Wildlife Watch Leaders & Helpers required.

Do you have an interest in the environment; enjoy working with young people and being outside? If so we’re looking for you!

We are looking for volunteers to lead and help run our existing junior club – Wildlife Watch groups in Leicestershire and Rutland. Wildlife Watch is the junior club of the Wildlife Trusts for children aged 5 – 12 years to encourage them to take an interest in the natural world and their local wildlife. This is your chance to help inspire the next generation of environmentalists! Continue reading

Transition Apple Day in 2011? Your help needed to make it happen!

For the past two years, Transition Leicester has run a very successful Apple Day at the Friends Meeting House – as a Transition Leicester event  in 2009, and as a joint event with Leicester Quakers in 2010. Both times it’s been a wonderful, fun, family friendly day, and very well-attended.

If it’s going to happen this year, we need some people to get involved to organise it! A great chance for anyone with a fondness for apple juice, fun and games, or event organising. We can share templates and contacts from previous years and offer support to make it happen… anyone up for a most enjoyable challenge?

Volunteers sought for Transition Leicester stalls at festivals and events this summer!

As the events season approaches Transition Leicester will inevitably receive several requests for info stalls at Fairs, Festivals and the like. We’re looking for people who could volunteer on an information/activity stall, or even co-ordinate a stall for an event.

That normally involves deciding what to put on and around a stall, co-ordinating the transpost of stall materials to the site and sorting out a volunteer rota for manning the stalls.

Here are the possible events we know of at the moment…

  • – April Steam and Food Fayre at Abbey Pumping Station, Sunday 17th April, 1 till 5
  • – Riverside Festival on Bede Island, 4th and 5th June, all day
  • – Leicester Botanic Garden Open Day, Sunday 3rd July
  • – Skyride, Sunday 28th August
  • – One Leicester Day, Leicester Market, Sunday 11th September
    – Apple Juicing at Leicester Farmers’ Market, Thursday  November, 10 till 4

We could also think about going to Summer Sundae if anyone’s keen. Contact us on info AT transitionleicester.org.uk if you’re keen…

September 8th: Training day on governance of community projects

The Making Local Food Work project is offering a training session on governance on 8th September in Leicester.

Details below and further info online here:


Simply Governance

The training workshop is suitable for the following: those advising, working with or participating in any community enterprise or co-operative organisational structure.  It is particularly aimed at anyone serving on the governing body of a community food enterprise. Continue reading

Waste Action volunteers for Leicestershire being recruited now!

News of an exciting new scheme being organised by Leicestershire county council. Note that the deadline for applications is March 28th 2011..

We are looking to recruit and train 20 people to become Waste Action Volunteers – experts who help residents reduce the amount of rubbish they send to landfill.

In Leicestershire, every two weeks, we throw away enough waste to fill the Albert Hall; we need your help to reduce this.

Why get involved:
• Learn new skills and gain experience to add to your CV
• Meet new people and make new friends
• Get involved in your local area
• Help local people save money
• Opportunity to gain work experience in waste and environmental topics Continue reading

March 19th: Get involved day – your chance to get involved in new Transition Leicester projects

The Green Light cafe on Saturday March 19th will be our Get Involved day – a chance to hear about what Transition Leicester has been up to over the past year, and to discuss ideas for projects for 2011 and how you can get involved.

The Cafe takes place from 12noon to 4pm at Bishop St Methodist Church in Town Hall Square in Leicester, on Saturday March 19th . Displays will be up throughout, and from 2pm we will have an open meeting for anyone interested in getting involved in Transition Leicester.

This is your chance to hear about the opportunities available and share your ideas for projects and events, and to kickstart some new local initiatives.

If you’d like to get involved but can’t make it on the day, just get in touch using the contact details on the Contacts page of our website.