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Tue 26 March 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Climate for electric cars? (Ethical Reading March meetup)
Location: Firefly Cellar Bar at The Three Guineas, Station Road, Reading RG1 1LY

The shift away from diesel and petrol towards electric vehicles has begun, motivated by concern over the growing threat of climate change as well as poor air quality in our towns and cities.

But are electric vehicles actually more environmentally friendly? And can our electricity system cope with the demand? 

Electric vehicles expert and environmentalist Anthony Simpson will join us to explore the latest developments in electric vehicles and charging and discuss the ethical issues surrounding this hot topic.

Speaker:  Anthony Simpson, CrowdCharge

Anthony Simpson recently spent two years working at the University of Reading on a joint project with the UK's leading electric vehicle (EV) leasing company, DriveElectric. The objective was to develop smart EV charging services that would help rather than hinder our electricity system, supporting the transition to renewable energy. He is now an EV energy solutions consultant at electric vehicle services company, Crowd Charge.

Anthony has an MSc in Renewable Energy and spent four years developing solar projects.

He has been working voluntarily to raise awareness of climate change for 15 years. Personal actions include not flying on holiday for over a decade, not owning a diesel or petrol car for the last five years and transitioning to a very low carbon plant-based diet.

If you would like to come, please register for a free place by following the link. 

Thu 28 March 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Future of the Reading Diamond in the Thames
Location: Room G01, building L022, London Road campus

Reading has been identified as a 'Diamond for Growth'.

Professor Kathy Pain, School of Real Estate and Planning, will discuss the future for the town.

A Reading 2050 lecture.

Sat 30 March 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Litter pick around Holy Brook on Rose Kiln Lane
Location: Rose Kiln Lane

Please put the date in your diary!

Help Ornella of Crafted Waste with cleaning an area along Rose Kiln Lane and around the Holy Brook. Too much litter for one person! Unfortunately lots of plastic ends up in the water blown by the wind and is carried away, or remains under fallen leaves and is buried under soil.

Please spread the word, bring friends and possibly let me know if you can come, so that we get an idea of how many tools to borrow from RBC.

Do wear sensible clothes and sensible footwear. Meet at the entrance of Thames Water, Rose Kiln Court, on Rose Kiln Lane (other side of the retail park). Hope to see many of you!!