Going Backwards on Climate Change
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Since May 2015 clean energy technology has been sidelined in favour of a dash for gas, susbsidies for clean energy have been cut (including the cut this week to solar thermal subsidy) and roads and runways have been pushed through despite strong local opposition. So what better way to mark the government's one year anniversary than to march - backwards - down Whitehall? A creative and colourful protest that will make a serious point: we're running out of time to act on climate change, and we can't afford to go backwards.
Active Hope - Work That Reconnects
Monday, May 9, 2016 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016
An experiential programme of group work, self-exploration, deep nature connection and ceremony. Hosted in an old rectory with large gardens in the Norfolk countryside. Based on The Work That Reconnects and Active Hope, by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. Includes: Indigenous teachings, deep nature connection, fun & games, ceremony & ritual. We will be doing a range of different activities that will support you in finding connection with yourself, others and the natural world. Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture.
Help PAN UK make our towns and cities pesticide free
Monday, May 16, 2016
Dr Keith Tyrell, Director of Pesticide Action Network UK, will be talking about the pesticide-free towns and cities movement across the world and how communities are working to help pollinators in the face of government inaction.
"Three Acres And A Cow" - Talk/lecture on history of land rights
Saturday, May 21, 2016
‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, the housing crisis and transition town and food sovereignty movements via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems. Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session. Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
A walk led by a local naturalist in Tonbridge to tell people about the lives of bees and the threats faced by them. The local group will promote the Bee Cause before and after the walk.