Greener Fram

Action for a Positive Future

Greener Fram is an independent, voluntary, community group based in the small town of Framlingham in Suffolk. We aim to raise awareness of environmental issues, promote practical ways of reducing energy consumption, and champion the creation of a sustainable community.

Event

Greener Fram AGM 28th October

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At  9.30am at the FAYAP centre next to Thomas Mills High School. All are welcome. We will be listening to any ideas that attendees and volunteers have for the future of Greener Fram and this is also an opportunity for anyone wishing to help to get involved. No Swap and Mend at this event.

At 10.30 we will be welcoming Professor John Midwinter who will be giving a talk on ‘Sustainable Living-Idle Dream or Urgent Necessity?’ A talk worth listening to and acting on. What ideas have we to create a positive future for our local area?

Future Swap and Mends to be held on Saturday 11th November and Saturday 9th December both at the Unitarian Meeting Hall in Framlingham, next to the library, from 9.30 until 1 pm.

Event

No Swap and Mend in August

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The next Swap and mend is on Saturday 23rd September. Same times and place. Greener Fram AGM is held in October and so no Swap and Mend in October. The Saturdays of November 11th and December 9th will be Swap and Mend days.

On Sunday 24th September Greener Fram will hold a Food FareShare Event. More details to follow later.

Please put these dates into your diary and do come to our AGM, ALL ARE WELCOME, in October where you can have an opportunity to share your thoughts on how we can improve and expand what we do. We need to hear those ideas so we can take action and together we can build a positive future.

The minutes of all Greener Fram meetings are published on this website. The July core group meeting minutes published 22nd July.

 

Event Swap or Mend

Next Swap and Mend on Saturday 8th July

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Start sorting out the things you might want to swap or have mended ready for the event. Last time we counted there were over three hundred people coming along and huge amounts of ‘stuff’ that would have gone to landfill was re – homed.  If you have nothing to swap then come along anyway and take what you want, giving Greener Fram a donation. We are funded only by your donations.  We also provide free fairtrade tea and coffee, and usually cakes as well.

Come and take part. You might just find that item you didn’t know you wanted and when you get fed up with bring it along to another Swap and Mend and swap it for something else.

We mend items. Bring something along and rather than throw it away get it mended. Our volunteers give their time for free and Greener Fram funds the materials. All it costs you is a donation to cover costs.

Great for children as no money is involved. ‘Just make sure they don’t try the same in the local shops.’

Swap and Mend is organised by Greener Fram your local transition group. Come and find out what that is all about.