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First meeting of CF Hub environmental network

Post for Guardian Cardiff blog.

More than 30 people attended the unveiling of a new umbrella group for environmental and social organisations last night.

Members of various groups squeezed into the Yurt at the back of Milgi in Cryws Road, Roath for the first meeting of CF Hub, a network for environmental and green issues in Cardiff.

Environmental green volunteers gather in the Yurt at Milgi Bar for the first CF Hub meeting

Volunteers gather in the Yurt at Milgi Bar for the first CF Hub meeting

The group aims to launch a community website in March next year, and appealled for feedback from volunteers and activists.

Organiser Steve Smith, who is also involved with Cardiff Taffs community currency projectCardiff Transition project and Fair Trade Wales, said:

“The aim of tonight is to bring people together.

“The website will be for anyone who wants to be involved, and will be a magazine style blog and events calendar with guest writers, articles and interviews.”

“It will mainly be about green issues but we did not want ‘green’ to be in the name because of political connotations.”

A  number of organisations were present at the Hub in the Pub event, including the Cardiff Foodbank charity which provides food for those in financial hardship, Hungry Planet wholefoods co-operative, Oxfam student group, People & Planet student group, Riverside and Roath farmer’s market, Recovery Cymru support group and the Zeitgeistsocial movement.

Environmental green volunteers gather in the Yurt at Milgi Bar for the first CF Hub meeting

Volunteers gather in the Yurt at Milgi Bar for the first CF Hub meeting

Kate Meakin, of Cardiff Transition, which campaigns for grass roots responses to climate change and oil dependence, said:

“The CF Hub will be really useful to help us.

“We will be able to contact and work with other groups doing similar things, and let them know about events we are holding.”

Mr Smith said the CF Hub is intended to be both an online and offline group, and until the website is launched next year those interested should visit the CF Hub facebook group.