If you’ve ever wondered what the future will look like, if you are concerned about humanity’s impact on the planet – and don’t know how we can make positive changes – then this is a project for you.
We asked hundreds of school children, artists, writers, various members of the public, PhD students and academics to contribute pictures and stories of their visions of the future, and produced a graphic novel based on their ideas.
‘A Dream of a Low Carbon Future’ imagines the UK in the year 2150 – as a sustainable, low-carbon, prosperous society. It’s not a fantasy utopia – there are still conflicts and political problems: it represents a wildly optimistic but plausible vision of where we might end up if we can solve the problems resulting from climate change impacts. Importantly, the vision doesn’t shy away from imagining the kind of climate change impacts that scientists have predicted for the next hundred years or so.
Frack Free York will be giving talks outlining the Fracking process, the threats it poses to local communities and the surrounding environment, the climate change implications of fossil fuel use, and how to get involved with Kirkby Misperton and other camps. Check out their website here.
Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for sustainability learning. It is at the heart of our drive to combat climate change. The eco centre offers a high quality, enjoyable and supportive environment in which to learn the skills we need to enjoy living sustainably and lead lower carbon lifestyles.
The eco centre encourages learning that brings together the interests of people, places and prosperity. It is the first centre of its kind in the country.
Rosie Mclennan from the Eco Centre will be showcasing local eco projects in Derbyshire.
East Midlands CND is the regional coordinating group for CND groups and individual National CND members in the region, and is asignificant focus for the peace movement in the East Midlands.
The East Midlands CND will be giving workshops and bringing along their “Money Tree” display.
T4 Sustainability has fifteen years of experience designing and installing systems which combine biomass, solar and heat-pumps. This has given them the expertise to design systems that provide the maximum yields and require the least maintenance.
They will be giving eco-technology and permaculture intro workshops
A Yorkshire-based group of campaigners, academics and organisations, Zero Carbon Yorkshire has been jointly initiated by individuals working at Schumacher North, the Oasis School of Human Relations, Friends of the Earth, Leeds TIDAL and the University of Leeds.
Amnesty International works for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political prisoners and an end to torture, extrajudicial executions,”disappearances” and the death penalty. To these ends local activists lobby, writeletters, raise funds and raise awareness in the community.
The Amnesty International Derbyshire group will be bringing their stall and offering refreshments, so you can sit and chat over a coffee.
Oxfam Belper will be running their stall selling second hand goods on behalf of Oxfam, take a look at their range of vintage and fancy dress.
– Sustainable Fuels / Free energy / Biodiesel / Orgonite
Information on sustainable fuels, along with discussions and a drop in ask and expert service in the tipis.
Transition Belper are a group of local people who, as part of a growing “Transition” network made up of towns and cities all over the world
We are exploring how we can increase our community’s ability to withstand the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change. Our activities are all aimed at making the market town of Belper a more sustainable place for us all to live, work and play, and at the same time reducing our impact on the planet and our individual and community carbon footprint.
See: www.transitionbelper.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel//07443 650039 for more information
Tat for Tibet
This is the Site Shop, which has been raising funds for Tibet since 1992.
Veggies of Nottingham Campaign Stall
As well as selling delicious vegan food (recently voted No 1 retailer in Ethical Consumer Magazine) Veggies will have a large stall with information about many different campaign issues.
– We’re putting together a range of Permaculture workshops, see Permaculture page for details.