Event Date Time Description
Working towards zero waste Wednesday 04 September 2019 07:00pm

Organised by Devizes St John & St Mary

The first in a series of talks run over Creationtide will be presented by Justina Pettifer of The Healthy Life. Entitled "Working towards zero waste" the talk will provide practical tips on reducing waste, particularly in respect of weekly shopping.

How to measure and reduce your carbon footprint Tuesday 10 September 2019 07:30pm

Organised by Devizes St John & St Mary

The second in a series of talks run over Creationtide will be presented by Robin Brookes and John Schofield of Sustainable Devizes. Entitled "How to measure and reduce your carbon footprint - a practical response to the climate emergency" the session will explain the concept of a personal carbon footprint before examining what might be an appropriate sized footprint and how to move towards that.

Burned - Are Trees the New Coal? Thursday 12 September 2019 07:30pm

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Burned - Are Trees the New Coal? is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the latest energy industry solution to climate change. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use.

Through interviews with activists, experts, and citizens, along with verité-style footage shot across the U.S. and in the EU and UK, the film interweaves the science of climate change, the escalating energy-policy disputes, the dynamics of forest ecology, the biomass industry practices, the conflict between jobs and trees, and the actions of activists and citizens who are working to protect their own health, their communities, the forest, and the planet’s climate.

Woven together, the various stories present an intimate and visceral account of what is at this moment in time a critical, yet mostly unknown, national and international controversy.

Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.
Refreshments available.
Free event but donations to cover costs welcome.

https://burnedthemovie.com/the-film/

A representative of Biofuelwatch will be present and will be encouraging us to meet with our MP to raise this issue. The film is about 45 minutes long, giving us time for socialising and planning afterwards.

Biodiversity - what is it and why is it important? Wednesday 18 September 2019 07:00pm

Organised by Devizes St John & St Mary

The third in a series of talks run over Creationtide will be presented by Dr Gary Mantle, the Chief Executive of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. The talk will examine the importance of biodiversity.

A Great Agricultural Revolution Tuesday 24 September 2019 07:30pm

Organised by Devizes St John & St Mary

The last in a series of talks run over Creationtide will be presented by Shinya Imahashi and Collen McDuling from Shumei Natural Agriculture in Yatesbury. Entitled "A great agricultural revolution" the talk will examine ways ot maintaining and developing healthy soil for sustainable agriculture / hotriculture.

Lobbying for system level change Wednesday 02 October 2019 07:30pm

In the wake of repeated action by Extinction Rebellion and the Fridays for Future school strikes, this event considers the importance of lobbying for system level change. David Waltham of Citizens Climate Lobby will give a talk covering the science behind the limits to global, national and personal carbon footprints as well as outlining how these can be met in practice.

During the event we will be encoraging participants to lobby their MP for greater climate action. Could this be the start of a campaign to make Devizes Town Council declare a climate emergency?

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