Demain (Tomorrow) film at The Pound, Tuesday 28th March @ 7.30pm (free)

Demain (English: Tomorrow) is a 2015 French documentary film. Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in to catastrophism. Optimistically, it identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries around the world: concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century, be it agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance. It won the 2016 César Award for Best Documentary Film and was distributed in 27 countries. This film is brought to you by Continue reading →

Next Transcoco meeting 24th January

Hi everyone The next Transcoco meeting will be held at the Pound at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th January.  We will be discussing ideas and plans for 2017 – so come along and give your input on what you think Transcoco could be doing this year.  We already have our next Give and Take day/repair cafe planned for 11th March at Selwyn Hall, and we’re planning another film event in February or March.  Other things are in the pipeline, so come along and hear about these, Continue reading →

Carbon neutral declaration gains 1,000 signatures

Congratulations to our friends at Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon… A declaration for a carbon neutral Bradford on Avon has now received over 1000 signatures, giving members of Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon something to celebrate. To mark the end of its 10th anniversary, the climate friendly group received the one thousandth signature on the Carbon Neutral 2050 declaration, adding another name to the group of people who have agreed to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.  

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Swedish government wants to cut VAT rate on bicycle and shoe repairs and let people claim back cost of appliance repairs  The Swedish government wants to stimulate the repairs industry through tax incentives. Photograph: Phil Banko/Getty Images The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones. Sweden’s ruling Social Democrat and Green party coalition is set to submit proposals to Continue reading →