Changing Energy Sources - Today & Tomorrow
Saturday, October 10, 2015
This timely talk will give you everything you need to know about emerging energy sources today and tomorrow, including fracking, from an industry insider, on the run up to the crucial Paris Climate Change talks.
Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing
Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015
Organised by flagship green magazine Resurgence & Ecologist, the fourth Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing returns calling for a shift in focus from economic growth to growth in wellbeing. A follow up workshop on Sunday 11th October entitled, ‘How to turn inspiration into action’, will explore how the learning from the first day of the Festival can best be put into practice. Please note: Day 1 and Day 2 of the Festival of Wellbeing will be held at different locations.
Transform Agriculture and Transform Yourself
Monday, October 12, 2015
Researching holistic approaches to agroecology. A course that follows a pathway from a postgraduate certificate through to a full Masters. This course provides an opportunity for deepening research into holistic approaches to agroecology (organics, biodynamics, permaculture, urban ag., social dimensions of agriculture etc.). Distance learning course. Includes optional intensives where we get together for workshops, lectures, seminars, food, social sessions.
Advanced Facilitation Training
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
You will develop your skills and attitudes as a facilitator in working with diverse groups and using participatory processes. We'll look at what it means to be in the mind-set of a facilitator rather than to just ‘do facilitation’. The day will also build your confidence and give you a solid basis on which to develop your own style and techniques. Costs: £425: Large businesses, £338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses, £190: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Circular economy: blindspot or systemic change?
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Free public lecture hosted by UCLU Green Economy Society, delivered by James Greyson, the founder and head of Blindspot Think Talk. In his talk James, by using Circular Economy as a case study, will discuss how how we can spend decades doing everything with global problems - except actually solving them. Are these wicked problems hopelessly difficult or are we trapped in habits of thinking that hide effective solutions?
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Dacorum Borough Council housing service are planting a Community Orchard in conjunction with the Local Food Initiative England to help promote healthy eating and well-being after receiving good support from the local community consultation. Hopefully by 2016 local people will be eating and making products from free fruit on their door step.
Humanitarian Aid - The Road to Calais
Friday, October 23, 2015 to Sunday, October 25, 2015
This is a humanitarian aid convoy from Devon to Calais. We will be starting from Devon, making stops along our route, A38, M5, M4, M25, M26 and M20 enabling vehicles to join the convoy. At this point, the vehicles joining us are nationwide. We are mostly self funding, carrying volunteers who will stay on at the 'jungle' and items needed by refugees at the time we go. We could be few, we could be many. Join us, let's make a difference to refugees in the 'jungle'.
Zero Carbon Britain presentation
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Free public meeting with a presentation by Alice Hooker Stroud of the CAT Zero Carbon Britain report, with a focus on energy and land use.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Government has set out the scale of ambition it has for heat. Heat 15 is a time to examine what is planned and what is being done to drive the transition. Key questions: What can government do to deliver a competitive low carbon industrial sector? How will UK wide ambition for heat networks be delivered under continued austerity? We will examine different sectors of the heat economy, what works well and what could be done better.
UNFCCC climate talks in Paris (COP21)
Monday, November 30, 2015 to Saturday, December 12, 2015
World leaders will meet at the UN climate change talks in Paris to conclude negotiations for a new global deal on climate change. By joining our movement online and on the streets, you can help put pressure on them to make the right decisions.