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April 2019

Monday 15th April 2019 12:15Prayer vigil at Javlin Park IncineratorBlooms Garden Centre (GL10 3DP) by Junction 12 on the M5 (otherwise known as the Quedgeley Interchange). It makes sense to buy something there soon after parking! Then we can walk a couple of hundred yards alongside the road to reach the roundabout at the entrance of the incinerator. We can find a safe spot away from the road to hold a silent vigil followed by a short service Christian worship. If enough interest afterwards (say 1.00pm) some of us might want to have a sandwich lunch in the garden centre before leaving.
Saturday 20th April 2019 Deepwater Horizon anniversary The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 days, until it was capped on July 15, 2010
Monday 22nd April 2019 Earth Day https://www.earthday.org
Wednesday 24th April 2019 19:00Film: The Age of StupidThe Age of Stupid is being screened on 24th April at Bishops Cleeve Methodist Church (GL52 8NT). It stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? Entry free but donations welcomed.
Thursday 25th April 2019 Flint River lead poisoning How Michigan's Flint River came to poison a city
Friday 26th April 2019 Chernobyl anniversary 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat, then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR). 800k people risked their lives of which 25k have died (2016). There was 100 x more radiation than Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 5k kids have developed thyroid cancer (2016)
Saturday 27th April 2019 16:00An ARocha Event for all the family at Barnwood Arboretum Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). Bring a picnic tea and discover the wildlife of our local arboretum and park. . Activities will include quirky tree quiz and trail, pond dipping, seed planting, craft activities and a taster session of Forest Church. Activities will run 4pm – 6:30pm At 7:30 there will be a bat talk followed by an evening bat walk (20 places available on a first come basis) please book in advance by emailing gl4arboretum@aol.com. There is an alternative programme in St Lawrence Church Halls in case of rain.