Welcome to Christy Crouch, Longtown and District WI who is our new Climate Ambassador for the Herefordshire Federation.
Dear ladies of Herefordshire
Climate change is an inescapable fact. Whether we know what it is or why it’s happening or not, we
have all experienced it – although you might not realise it – flooding; drought; stronger winds; more
storms; rain when we don’t expect it, no rain when we do – it’s all part of a shifting pattern. But
hand in hand with that goes biodiversity loss – alarmingly, we’ve lost 50 million birds since the
1950s, over 70% of our insects, 97% of our wildflower meadows, and many species are in trouble,
some on the edge of extinction. I’m not saying the two are connected, just that they both urgently
We are continually bombarded with information from all sides and it can seem very overwhelming –
what can we, as individuals, actually do? Well, I believe there are many, many things we can do
ourselves – little things that may not seem much on their own, but which together can add up to a
great deal. So, I think my role as Climate Ambassador is to help and encourage anyone willing to
give it a go, to do those little things.
To that end, our first event will be an online Zoom session with Michelle James of Severn Waste Management to give us first
hand information about what we can and can’t put in our green bins.
She will be happy to answer any questions you may have - I, for one, discovered only the other day that I could have been
putting something into the recycling that I’ve been throwing in the rubbish
for the last five years!!!
So please do come along if you can – I’m sure we can all learn something from it.