Here are the minutes.
Daniel, Alex, Shannon, Pomme, Swithun, Jay, Gary
Where should it go? Anywhere. Buy a spade. Swithun will get some dosh from the cafe and go to those nice people at Homebase
Chris has plans for kitchen/out back. Will do in return for BB work. Swithun needs to do this work on the BB
Link above. Maybe something like collecting other peoples crap and using grant to pay for LEEP to take it away. Or green guide (below).
Climate camp (14-21 August)
Week long camp (last year at Drax), educational, demonstrate sustainable living (water power), activism (shut down power station). Shannon was in Leeds last month to learn about this. Is decentralised - scottish neighbourhood at camp. Provide own food, power. Will talk about this at Climate gathering (below). Forest could contribute equipment/people. Alex, Daniel, Pomme interested too. Have potential marquees. Location is top secret.
Blue has catalogue, but where is he? Shannon will just go for it. If the rats come, we can frighten them off with vegan burritos.
18 March, in Forest. Jay suggested Energy Saving Trust (est.org.uk), Carbon Trust. They could do workshops/provide infomation here for day of events. Meeting 6.30 today in Forest.
Phone them to ask for application. Hasn't arrived yet. Swithun do this.
Student allotment up at KB, run by Dirty Weekenders. Could get in touch with them.
Can we afford it? EUS might be persuaded to switch, but are hard to pin down.
Jay does energy audits, will do one for us, Look at old bills, set targets/predictions, knows about which company to get energy from. Get old bills from Nick to Jay. Jay will bring details of companies who will match what EUS pays. Look at equipment, what gets used each hour, day. Maybe get all EUS buildings audited. Save 20% after audit is usual.
Walk-in fridge is probably inefficient, but good for beer. Kitchen fridges could be replaced.
Swithun needs to find envelope. Energy saving bulbs need to be collected too. They have mercury in them, as Neil knows to his cost.
Community meeting plug
Community meeting Friday 7.30 in Forest. Preparing green/sustainable living guide for Edinburgh. Use Leeds one as template. Cover everything - food choice, energy suppliers, biking, green spaces. Shannon will put up link to Leeds version on BB.
Next meeting in 3 weeks.