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By Libby, Nov 7 2017 09:49AM

Greener Waldringfield has arranged three talks over 2017:

on 27th April Prof John Midwinter FRS “ Making sense of the Evidence for Climate Change”

on 19th June Prof John Midwinter FRS: “The Big Picture: Global Challenges and Imperatives for Human Action”

and on 26th October Regan Scott, industrial economist and SAGE (Suffolk Alternative Green Environment) on “The Politics of Nuclear Power”.

We also did some fun stuff!

The Pumpkin Party and Lantern Parade attracted more than 100 adults and children, who had a happy afternoon in the village hall carving pumpkins; making and testing vegetable boats – and little rolled beeswax candles to go in them; pressing apples for juice; seeing who could get the longest apple string, making lanterns to take down a windy route through Church Field and down along a muddy footpath to the river where the little boats floated away on the tide and a ghost sailor, John McGee, drifted down the river too, while his tale boomed from a story teller on the shore..

Cocoa and soup and a roll – together with drinks from the sailing club bar and live music from Bruce Neil before we all stood around a blazing bonfire.

So we used most of the inside and outside shared or available ‘commons’ of the village – at almost no cost and putting only biodegradable things into the river!

Lots of fun – we’re already looking at 'What are the most fun, lowest impact ways you use to celebrate?'

The SCDC and Waveney Sustainability Officer writes in the most recent Greenprint Forum news about trying to celebrate – we humans love to celebrate – in the lowest impact way.

Our Pumpkin Party and Lantern Parade will be there - and please add your celebrations, too!

Debbie writes: What are the most fun, lowest impact ways you use to celebrate?

Please share your celebrations on Instagram with the #greenprintforum or twitter @greenprintforum

or on Facebook on greenprintforum

or send them to

or post them to Deborah Wargate, Environmental Protection Team, East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton, IP12 1RT.

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