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Get Thinking

We now invite you to delve a little deeper and explore how this relates to climate change and what we can do as individuals and as a community.

The good news is that our community has all the tools and knowledge it needs to avert the worst effects of climate change, so all we need now is for everyone to act!

Food is often overlooked in the climate debate, but weaving more regenerative practices into farming is one of the best ways to heal the damage we have done to the planet and avert catastrophic climate effects.

Alex is a fantastic example of the food revolution that is bubbling up here in Bude. His 3-mile loaf, with grain specifically chosen for its hardiness to local conditions, all grown, milled, baked, and sold within 3 miles, is a glimpse into a healthier and safer future for us all.

With a bit of thinking and by coming together as a community we can find better ways of growing and eating.

Get Inspired

It is clear that all over the world we need to make big changes in the way our systems work in order to transition to a green economy. Sometimes all of this can feel overwhelming, and it can be tempting to not think about it, especially when it feels like our individual actions are pointless. But the truth is they are not.  60% of global emissions are the result of our personal choices.

We have compiled some tips on what we can do individually and as a community to make the most impact – changes that not only reduce our contributions to the climate crisis, but also improve the quality of life for everyone in our area.

 

All of us have invaluable skills and knowledge that the wider community would benefit from. In fact, many of the ideas we’ve suggested below may have been instilled in you as children or might remind you of how things used to be in the past.

Get Sharing

Stories trigger more stories,

so we hope this has sparked some of your own memories and

provided an opportunity to reflect. 

Who taught you to grow or make food? Tell us about this experience and what did you learn?

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Was there a bakery where you grew up? What are your memories of it?

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Do you ever think about the true cost of your food; how it is produced and its impact on the planet?

Get Together

If you’re part of a local group and would like to explore this theme more through additional activities, then you might like to use our ‘Hands On’ toolkits. Contact Us to find out more.

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Teachers wanting to use these stories in the classroom can download additional resources here.

Dive Deeper

Below are some useful resources to help you dive deeper into the science we’ve introduced in the ‘Get Thinking’ section.

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Get Involved

Bude is already bursting at the seams with enthusiastic environmental groups and

great initiatives if you want to get involved with. Here’s a few:

Keep an eye on Farm Carbon Toolkit, for Cornwall specific advice, on how you can get involved with citizens science projects, aimed at regenerating our gardens in conjunction with our farms.

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Thank You

We hope our suggestions and advice leave you feeling inspired. Climate change can be challenging to think and talk about, so if any of your questions haven’t been answered or you need support or you have an idea you want to pursue, then please get in touch with the Bude Climate Partnership. We’re here to help you.

This Toolkit has been developed by Storylines.

Storylines is a Community Interest Company who use the common language of story to bring people together to share, celebrate, learn and connect.  Storylines supports organisations and communities to unearth and share their own stories through bespoke story projectsdigital storytellingeducation, oral historyworkshopsinterpretation

training and consultancy.

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