If you have been lucky enough to see Trashed, the fantastic film Jeremy Irons has made, you will know it stirs up a heck of a spirit inside you over the hour and a half its playing. It rips out your heart, massages it, prods it, strokes it – pops it back in place and then it beats faster and re-ignites your very grounded thinking and you can’t stop – thinking and doing LESS WASTE!
Last year I was invited to watch the film in a small room by the St Dennis Branch of the Cornwall Waste Forum. The next day I asked Canon Philip Lambert if we could show it in the Restaurant in Truro Cathedral. He agreed and last November we saw 100 people watch the film and instantly become vividly inspired and ready for action. A new group was formed, temporarily called Trashed Truro and four meetings have been held.
I have to say its actually one of the most exciting things to see, an instant turnaround from all our habits to major action and enthusiasm! The Group have all tested themselves before soon asking the public to do Pledge No 2, to try and buy 2 locally sourced meals a week. It isn’t easy, but the stories that have unfolded in trying are fantastic! It’s impossible to write it how it is. The Inspiring Women’s Network watched the film last week and we had a talk afterwards. The members are like Waste Dynamos – with brilliant ideas being posted on the Facebook page and fantastic messages to’ing and fro’ing.
On Sunday (very early in the morning) I was asked to go into Radio Cornwall to talk to Donna Birrell about the Sofa Sessions I have been holding in the Cathedral, The Carbon Fast and Trashed Truro. It was great, you can listen here (until Sunday) from 1:25:15 – 1:36:01 and later on Nourallah Chakroun from The Inspiring Women’s Network was on the same Radio Show talking about the film 2:33-2:42.
So the point for all those people not yet involved? You are invited to come to Truro Cathedral, Friday June 6th to see the film – in the Cathedral. Please put the date in your diary. In a week there will be tickets available from the Cathedral Office in Truro 01872 276782. If you are far away – isn’t it holiday time? Come and see us, we’d love to see you. Mostly this is about having a chat, bouncing ideas around and refreshing our habits – please do join us?
I was delighted to be asked to attend an Environment Service at St. Bart’s Lostwithiel, and to answer questions from the local community. Here is