Bullington Cross Wind Farm

On 8 April 2013, EDF Energy submitted its planning application for the proposed Bullington Cross wind farm. The proposal would involve constructing 14 wind turbines, with a combined generation capacity of 28MW. Averaged out over a year, the turbines would generate enough zero-carbon energy to supply 13,000 homes. We need as many supporting comments as… Continue reading Bullington Cross Wind Farm

Springtime birdwatch

Photo by Barry Stalker It feels like spring is finally here, now that the sun has appeared for more than three consecutive days; it almost makes one feel like bursting into song, or at least a spot of poetry… Spring has sprung, the grass has riz I wonder where the birdies is? The little birds… Continue reading Springtime birdwatch

Just what is a Transition Initiative, anyway?

It’s a question that gets asked a lot. What is this Transition thing all about? What exactly is it that you guys do? Who’s in charge? Do you really expect to make a difference? And – most importantly – why should I care? The one-line answer is that a Transition Initiative is “a place where… Continue reading Just what is a Transition Initiative, anyway?

Community Orchard – War Memorial Park

Last weekend, after a couple of weather-related false starts, a group of volunteers completed work on the new community orchard that has been planted in War Memorial Park, right in the centre of Basingstoke. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the work of the dedicated people at Incredible Edible North Hampshire. The orchard… Continue reading Community Orchard – War Memorial Park

My story: Andy Molloy describes his journey from corporate engineer to community eco-activist

I am a mechanical engineer and I have maintained an enthusiastic interest for machines and mechanisms from an early age. Whether dismantling clocks or building steam engines and high-performance internal combustion engines, I’ve always had a curiosity about how things work. But more than that I was keen to discover why one solution is more… Continue reading My story: Andy Molloy describes his journey from corporate engineer to community eco-activist

Cafe Sci: What happens when the oil runs out?

The local CafĂ© Scientifique group have invited yet another highly respected speaker to provide a fascinating insight into one of the biggest technical challenges we face as a society. If the last few events are anything to go by, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about issues around oil dependence and get… Continue reading Cafe Sci: What happens when the oil runs out?

Earth Hour 2013

Spring is in the air, and Basingstoke is coming alive. Next saturday, gatherings of people all around the world will be celebrating Earth Hour – 60 minutes from 8.30pm to 9.30pm when lightbulbs will be dimmed, electrical appliances switched off, and time will be set aside to think about how we can take action on… Continue reading Earth Hour 2013

Community Orchard planting

Incredible Edible North Hampshire has secured a grant through Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council to fund the creation of a Community Orchard in the Basingstoke War Memorial Park, as recently featured in the Basingstoke Gazette. The Community Orchard is being planted right in the heart of the town, and come harvest time will provide a… Continue reading Community Orchard planting

Film screening: Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is a newly released documentary that looks at the impact climate is having on our world. A screening of this amazing film has been organised at the Intech Science Centre near Winchester on Saturday 9th March, jointly sponsored by Solar PV Partners, Basingstoke Energy Services Co-operative, and Winchester Action on Climate Change. Over… Continue reading Film screening: Chasing Ice