'Tools & Techniques' Workshops & Presentations (A)
1. Global Action Plan - Small Changes make a big difference
a presentation on how people are working together to make changes
in their everyday behaviour.
Global Action Plan is the practical
environmental charity that helps people to make positive changes
at home, at work, at school and in the wider community. We achieve
measurable results in the UK by taking action on energy, waste,
water and transport. Small Change is working with 800 households
across the South East to reduce their environmental impact. Households
take part in interactive workshops, make changes based on what they
have learnt, and measure their success. So far households have reduced
their waste, energy use & water use; cutting carbon emissions and
saving resources. www.globalactionplan.org.uk
2. Food Matters & East Sussex Food and Health Partnership
It is estimated that the current food system is responsible for
up to 22% of the UK's carbon emissions -The average consumer travels
898 miles a year by car just to shop for food. Up to 35% of waste
generated in the UK is associated in some way with the food chain.
The state of our food system is shocking - yet we all have the power
to make even small changes that can ultimately make a big difference.
This workshop will look at what we can do both as individuals, and
as a community, to take control of the food we eat, where and how
it is produced, and begin to re localise our food system.
Clare Devereux is Director of Food Matters. Her experience
covers a range of issues including organic production, sustainability,
GM crops, consumer attitudes, local food systems and democratic
processes. Sarah Davies is Programme Manager for East Sussex
Food and Health Partnership. Sarah has worked on the food agenda
in East Sussex and Brighton and Hove since 2000 and has managed
an extensive range of food projects across the county. Her background
prior to this was in environmental regeneration. She has an MSc
in Food Policy from City University. www.foodmatters.org
3. Ways of Walking - Pat Bowen
Take a virtual walk round Winchelsea, looking at coastal changes
over the years, followed by discussion of ways of walking to enhance
Pat Bowen has been a storyteller and guided walk leader for
10 years. She uses walking and stories - fiction and non-fiction
- to celebrate the land, its creatures and plants, history and connections.
Winchelsea has a tale to tell of rising and falling fortunes and
tides, and Pat has enthusiasm and techniques to share about inspiring
people to slow down to walking pace to listen to stories of land
4. Sustainability in schools - Nausicaa Aquarium, Boulogne (France) & River Ocean Foundation
This workshop will give you the chance to learn about different
approaches to working with schools on both sides of the Channel.
variety of techniques will be discussed, ranging from the low-tech
www.nausicaa.fr & www.riverocean.org.uk
6. Approaches to Communicating Climate Change - Lewes District
This workshop is an introduction to Trapese
a young education collective which aims to provoke debate and inspire
positive social change through interactive workshops and various
social events. The philosophy of Trapese is based around the idea
that we create own own destinies and our own futures, that we do
have control over ourselves and that in order to build better possible
worlds we need to take a leap from one Trapese to the other. www.trapese.org
Are we planning for the future instead of acting for it? How do we
the links between scenarios of global climate destruction and everyday
This workshop will look at the way Lewes District Council helps to
and influence communities in finding ways of adapting to and mitigating
the causes of human-induced climate change in practical and effective
Two award winning projects "Action in Renewables" and the
Linking and Information Programme" will illustrate the variety
approaches and methods utilised by the Local Sustainability Team at
Council in communicating climate impact issues and promoting action
all community sectors in the district.
'Brainstorming local projects' Sessions (B)
7. Lewes Energy Descent Action Plan - Pippa Johns
This is a proposal for a project that aims to engage the people
of Lewes to come together and design possible solutions in anticipation
of the pending energy crisis as a result of peak oil and climate
Pippa Johns is a permaculture teacher and designer,
and runs a edible plants nursery nr. Lewes.
8. Centrim, Brighton - Alison Tetteh and Shaun Gannon
will explain Centrim's proposal for a pilot project which aims to
provide specialist assistance to Brighton & Hove City Council for
engagements of neighbourhoods for action on issues of climate change.
The project proposes working with exisiting community groups such
as residents associations, issue groups, the voluntary sector, etc.
9. Brighton Permaculture Trust - Bryn Thomas
Bryn Thomas is an ecological design consultant with many
years experience in permaculture design and teaching. He is a founder
member of the Brighton Permaculture Trust, a local voluntary organisation
promoting greener lifestyles and sustainable development through
permaculture design. In this workshop Bryn will present an idea
for a new project centred on the creation of a local community woodland
that would generate local produce as well as absorbing C02. He will
invite you to join Brighton Permaculture Trust in making the vision
a reality. www.brightonpermaculture.co.uk
10. Open space
This space is left open for anyone who would
like to propose an idea for a new project.
There will be time during the morning (from 11.35 am) to announce
your workshop details.