A one day conference on waste and the circular economy is to be held Wednesday, 4th December 2019 at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield.
Called “Our Waste – The Future?” it has two main themes. First in the morning “Community Partnerships in Action”, will look at the role of communities and the third sector in promoting waste minimisation and recycling. Secondly, in afternoon, the future importance of the circular economy will be explored by keynote speakers Dr Adam Read (Suez Recycling) and Dr Anne Velenturf (School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds) and followed by case studies on textiles and food.
“In the conference and the workshops, we will explore a number of local responses on waste and hear about some initiatives that emphasise waste minimisation, upcycling and re-use”, said Chas Ball, conference organiser. It is organised by Environment Kirklees Ltd with support of SURGE, University of Huddersfield. The conference details are on www.kwrnet.org.uk.
Greenstreams is a project dedicated to making the most of the fantastic rivers in the Huddersfield area for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Over the years we have worked to create access to many riverside green spaces so that the value of these ‘hidden gems’ may be appreciated by all. We work on a not-for-profit basis by engaging the support of local businesses, communities and interest groups as well as individual volunteers. Browse our website to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Click to view the Greenstreams Project Newsletter which keeps you up to date on all of the great work that we are doing as part of the project.
Visit the Greenstreams Project website directly for more information on the project and to see a gallery of images showing the work we are doing.
Environment Kirklees also supports Green Drinks: Huddersfield & the Valleys, a group which has met most months in 2018 and 2019 . The group discusses key environmental issue practical projects and potential solutions.
The group meets at Café Ollo, Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield HD1 1RL on the second Tuesday of each month (apart from January and summer) from 17.30 – 19.30. The theme is presented from 18.00 with time for networking beforehand.
The next Green Drinks is on 12th November. The theme is the Three Rivers Nature Park and on 10th December the theme is Playful Huddersfield.
Meetings are arranged using and you can join the mailing list by subscribing using the link below.
Cycling & Walking Strategy
As part of developing a Kirklees Walking and Cycling Delivery Plan 2018-2021, Environment Kirklees responded to a consultation about the future of cycling and walking in the borough.
We submitted our ideas about behavioural changes and infrastructure needed to raise the levels of both cycling and modes. Chas Ball and Paul Davies met with public health officers to discuss the contribution Greenstreams could make to delivering a strategy.
As the Kirklees Cycling Campaign has pointed out, if we are to encourage a permanent shift to cycling, there is a need for better and safer links from existing and planned routes into the town centre.
Directors Jeff Keenlyside and Chas Ball represent Greenstreams on the Colne Valley Cycle Route Working Group.
A demonstration of e-bikes and cargo bikes at Green Drinks in April was very popular. It took place before the session on the theme "Making Space for Cycling" introduced by Richard Armitage (Manchester Bike Hire & Last Mile Logistics). Altogether fifty people attended all or part of the event.
For more information on Kirklees Cycling Campaign, Click here.