Launch of Mersey Green Map
Mapping climate and social justice activity in the North West.
We are delighted to let you know that our Mersey Green Map is now live and we have our first enterprises on the map.
What are we doing?
Does your business work for a better world? Transition Liverpool, Wirral Environmental Network and the Solidarity Economy Association are collaborating to provide this Mersey Green Map for the North West Region.
The map is for local, sustainable and ethical groups and businesses including:
- community activities
- the production sale and consumption of green foods green transport
- green energy and green utilities
- development of green buildings
- greening of the environment.
This will allow us to:
- Recognise and celebrate what is already happening in our region;
- Look at what is missing;
- Join the dots to create a collaborative and stronger voice;
- Enable us to better share resources and drive forward change.
Our Zoom launch is being held on Thursday 19th November at 7.00pm
Welcome: Simon Hamilton Liverpool Transition
Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability Liverpool City Region – video message of endorsement
Councillor Gideon Ben Tovim: Mayoral Advisor to Steve Rotherham on the Environment – video message of endorsement
Colm Massey Solidarity Economy Association – What inspired him to make the SEA maps Vision for the future – three things we need to hold in mind to build our network of green businesses in the solidarity economy.
Margaret Smith demonstration of Mersey Green Map with help from:
Rachel Johnson Windmill Organic
Lucy Dossor Growing Sudley
Response to Questions
Lisa Hoyle: Endorsement from Liverpool Quaker Meeting
Councillor Laurence Brown: talk about the Group for lone traders in Greenbank Ward
Councillor Patrick Hurley Liverpool: talk about the New Green Deal and Liverpool climate plans
Councillor Pat Cleary, Wirral – endorsement for the map
Joe Pusey ‘Liverpool City Region Circular Economy Club Coordinator’, The Circular Economy Club,
Naomi Graham, Sustainability Project Manager at Wirral Environmental Network – working in partnership
Response to Questions
Simon Hamilton final comments, and thanks to speakers
There will be a demonstration of the map and a live demonstration of the map. This will include a demonstration of how to put your business on the map.
The Zoom link if you are free please join us:
Meeting ID: 934 0824 0255
Working on Mapping with other local Transition Groups
We have made links with Transition Northwich, and Transition Bollington. They have some exciting plans to map community orchards and other food resources. They have also made links with the Solidarity Economy Association who have expressed an interest in expanding the function of their green maps to include resources such as these.
We have plans to make contact with other local Transition groups over the coming months.
The Traniscope project
We have also been contacted by Sam Rossiter from Totnes. He has been working on a “Traniscope” project to find ways to link up all the green maps working to support similar values into one pan national map.
Sam is now in contact with Colm Massey from the SEA about including our map with this wider system.