News from EU Waste Reduction Week!

Wednesday Evening   – 27th Nov 2013

A Public meeting for Rosemount residents was held in the Bowling Club, Clubhouse,  Brooke Park. The room was full to capacity as Local writer Dave Duggan interviewed some “veterans” of the previous  campaigns against the incinerators in Derry in 1992 and 2002 and had a conversation with the audience about their memories of those previous campaigns.

We had an unexpected visit from the Minister for the Environment in the NI Assembly, Mark H Durkhan which added another dimension to the discussion.

Jim Keys presents to Mark H Durkan (Minister for the Environment)  A copy of Paul Connett's book: "The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a time"

Jim Keys presents to Mark H Durkan (Minister for the Environment) A copy of Paul Connett’s book: “The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a time”

Jim Keys thanked the Minister for having given a hearing to Zero Waste proposals at a recent meeting.  He also took the opportunity to present the minister with a copy of  Professor  Paul Connett’s book: “The Zero Waste Solution: Untrashing the Planet One Community at a time”.  Available from all good bookshops and Online

 

Friday Evening   – 22nd Nov 2013

At the Public meeting in St Columb’s Park House.  Prof Vyvian Howard spoke about the dangers of gasification-incineration and Mal Williams of Zero Waste Wales spoke about the sustainable alternatives to incineration.   These presentations were filmed and we hope to make them available here once they have been edited.

Thursday Evening

  1. The feature documentary  Trashed played was screened to adults audiences at the Brunswick Superbowl Cinema and the Letterkenny Cinema. Each showing had a lively discussion afterwards facilitated by members of Zero Waste North West.  Signatures were collected on the petition,  names added to mailing lists and leaflets distributed.
  2. At the Public meeting in Eglington.  Prof Vyvian Howard spoke about the dangers of gasification-incineration and Mal Williams of Zero Waste Wales spoke about the sustainable alternatives to incineration.

Thursday Morning  – 21s Nov 2013

The feature documentary  Trashed played to a packed house of young people form several secondary schools at the Brunswick Superbowl Cinema. It is being shown again at 7:00 pm at Brunswick Superbowl and at 8pm at Letterkenny Cinema.  Full details

 

Techno Peasant Sings it like it is

At the ZWNW fund-raising gig at Sandino’s Bar on Wednesday night Conor O’Kane,  aka Techno Peasant, sang his song about the proposed incinerator.  A new take on the old song Aragon Mill / Belfast Mill.   He performed it again on the Mark Patterson show on BBC Radio Foyle, on Thursday afternoon, where John Leighton joined him on piano.

Wednesday 20th Nov 2013

On Wednesday morning a consultation meeting  was held under the auspices of North West Community Network, involving  new people and groups in the campaign.

In the afternoon Mal Williams spoke to a group from the Strathfoyle who are hoping to pilot a Zero Waste approach in their area.

For a full list of the events is on our front page.