Episode 18 – Taking Action


Welcome to the show notes! We covered a lot tonight.

At the moment there is no minimum unit price for alcohol in the UK, though doctors and other groups have been campaigning for it for several years. At the moment, [a] 50p per unit minimum would mean that most bottles of wine or four-packs of strong lager could not be sold for less than ¬£4.50. In some cases, a can of strong lager can be bought for less than a pound“.

Check out the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to support local pubs and drinking to enjoy good beer, good pubs, good folks and good conversations.

On the difference between chain pubs (more properly known as “Tied Houses”) and Free Houses, here’s a handy guide.

If you’re interested, here’s the UK Green Party page¬† (and the Aussie one — and for general awesome Aussie political commentary and common sense, check out First Dog on the Moon).

What’s a Supper Club? We’ve linked to A Girl Called Jack before. Here she talks about a charity Curry supper club she ran in 2013, to raise money for two local charities.

Watch “The Castle”, a great Aussie film (I’m sorry I can only find the American trailer), to find out about the Anglo-Aussie love of tomato sauce…

Here’s some more information about Young Onset Dementia in the UK, fundraising and events for families and supporters.

Ah, and it turned out that K had misattributed the quote “Your liberty to swing your fist ends just where my nose begins” (and it appears she’s not the first to have done so…).

As we’ve said, we won’t link to any particular stories regarding the resent terrible events in France. Our sympathies and condolences to everyone affected.

K has just found First Dog on the Moon’s response to all of this, as a political satirical cartoonist. “Racist cartoons are now a beacon for free speech and we are in a strange terrible place. No one should die for such things”…

Here’s the link to Cera Byer’s “Open Letter To My White Male Facebook Friends“. It’s really interesting reading. See also 10 Ways To Stop Gender Violence and HeForShe.

We hope our podcast and these links have given you some food for thought. We’d love to hear what you think and if you’ve taken any further steps on your Green Snowball journey.

  • Have you tried giving your time to a charitable cause?
  • Are you politically active? Why, or why not?
  • Have you tried a network like Freecycle?

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