Posted by: hicca | February 23, 2009

Energy Doctor Coming this Saturday!


This Saturday the Greening Campaign begins in Histon and Impington with special guest Energy Doctor Pamela Hutton amongst the attractions!


 With comic drama, song and film, there will be something for everyone at the Greening Campaign launch event this weekend. Reverend James Blandford Baker will launch the campaign with music, film and drama to follow.  Schools, faith groups and many village organisations are taking part.  There will be a toy swap stall, a human snakes and ladders game, craft activities, competitions, a master composter and lots more… and with the presence of special guest Pamela Hutton, the so-called Energy Doctor, well-known for her slot on Radio Cambridgeshire, there will be plenty of opportunities to find out about how to reduce your bills and your carbon footprint.


The campaign launch event will take place at Histon Baptist church this Saturday 28th February from 2-4pm, with the performances from 3pm.  Secretary of Histon and Impington Climate Change Action (HICCA) Siobhan Mellon, says. ‘It’s going to be a great village event for the family, with everything from cakes to composting’.


The Greening Campaign is an initiative where the community pulls together to reduce its impact on Climate Change. The campaign began in Hampshire and was so successful that since then many other villages and towns across the South of England have started to address the problem of reducing their CO2 footprint.  Histon and Impington are the first villages in Cambridgeshire to take up the challenge.


Villagers have decided on a list of 10 easy actions to cut their carbon; these actions have been put on a card, which have been delivered to every house in the village.  When residents have ticked five actions, they stick the card in the window.  After five weeks, the cards will be counted and the amount of carbon saved added up, to be announced on April 4th at 12am on the village Green.


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Posted by: hicca | February 22, 2009

‘Red and Black’ is Turning Green

Children from the Histon & Impington Junior School Climate Rescue club joined members of Histon & Impington Climate Change Action to launch the Greening Campaign at the Histon Football Club match against Eastbourne this afternoon.

“The village has gone red and black for the Stutes.  Now we’re keen to help you go green” said Graham Eales, PR manager for the club.

Siobhan Mellon, one of the organisers, explained that the campaign is about taking positive action to cut our impact on climate change.  “Climate change can seem a bit remote, but already in many parts of the world, it is an unfolding nightmare.  It’s easy to feel powerless, and the appeal of the Greening Campaign is that it’s fun, it starts with small, easy steps, and it has us working together.”

A Launch Event for the campaign is taking place on Saturday 28th Feb.  Entry if free, and there will be something for all the family, with children’s activities, competitions, a toy swap stall (bring toys to swap), film and tea and home made cakes.  The campaign has brought many village groups together and includes stalls from churches, schools, cubs, brownies, playgroups and the Women’s Institute.

Before Saturday, Greening Histon & Impington cards will be arriving on people’s doorsteps.  The cards have 10 easy, energy saving actions, and householders are challenged to tick 5 and then put the card up in their window.  On April 4th, at the end of the first phase of the campaign, the cards will be counted and the CO2 savings calculated.

Histon & Impington Climate Change Action was set up after a showing of Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, at the Methodist Hall, Histon in February 2007.  One of their first actions was to set up a lunchtime club at the junior school.  The name Climate Rescue Club was chosen by the children.

Posted by: hicca | February 1, 2009

Greening Campaign Launch Venue

The ‘HICCA Greening Campaign’ launch event will take place Saturday 28th February at the Histon Baptist Church.  It will run from 2-4 pm.  Please check for programme details which will be posted here as soon as they are available. 

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