As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, The British cinema Depot presents a program of events on climate actions that can be taken. The events showcase powerful civic action, the voices of people being affected by climate and biodiversity decline and tangible solutions for a just transition to net zero emissions.
Starting on November 1, the program features a series of events with various topics. It starts with the power of money. The Lewes Pound proofs how a local currency can support a sustainable local economy. Plus Divest East Sussex’s ongoing campaign to get East Sussex Country Council to stop investing in fossil fuels. At the Housing for the future event, local green architects will give an insight in sustainable, climate-resilient housing in Lewes District.
On Consumption Day, visitors can learn how Lewes Library of Things, The Repair Cafe and Dolly’s Clothing Alteration Service are disrupting how we shop and consume and rethink their consumption. At the Climate Cafe cinemagoers can share thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis. Climate Justice s also an issue. Extinction Rebellion Lewes and Lewes Football Club will be hosting talks and films on racism, colonialism and climate refugees. Under the motto “Let’s talk about food”, the local food groups Common Cause and Green Cuisine Trust will explore how we can focus on producing food that’s local, seasonal and sustainable.
It is also possible to increase biodiversity. Wildflower Lewes, Lewes Urban Arboretum and Lewes Swift Supporters will show how to protect nature through the law of ecocide.
The Transport & travel Day will inspire the attendees to travel without creating carbon emissions. The local groups Cycle Lewes and Lewes Living Streets will explore what is needed for low-carbon travel – from better bus services to supporting walking and cycling. Furthermore, the iniative Get Bikery is going to launch a cargo bike project for Lewes.
The Home energy day peesents ideas for more eco-friendly and efficient energy use. The local community energy company Ovesco informs about CommuniHeat, a project aiming to get a Sussex Village off oil. Furthermore, the company plans aproject in that is based on solar power and will be owned by local people.The Depot’s Climate Action! Festival is part of Season for Change, a UK-wide cultural program inspiring urgent action on climate change.
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