The Totnes Climate Hub is opening on Saturday June 25th. To celebrate the occasion, a launch event is taking place at The Civic Hall on the Market Square in Totnes. A fantastic line-up of inspirational speakers, family-friendly activities and music performances are planned from 1pm through till 10pm.
To kick things off, between 1-3pm there will be stalls to visit where you can hear from the local organisations and projects that are focussed on sustainability, regenerative and caring projects that are based in and around Totnes. These are an essential part of how we respond to our climate and ecological challenges. They will share what they are already doing and invite the community to participate in some creative workshops.
From 3pm, speakers include Tom Rivett-Carnac, an author and podcaster focused on international climate change response. Tom was one of the key architects of the COP 15 Paris Climate Agreement and in his talk, he will address the question, ‘Where are we now?’.
Emily Reed from Devon Climate Emergency Partnership, the County Council’s climate response team, which backed the Crowdfunding campaign that led to the establishment of the Totnes Climate Hub, will be talking about how Devon is responding to our challenges at the local authority level.
A Blizzard of Stories will be told by local people that have worked on incredibly inspiring local projects. And finally, Rob Hopkins, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and the international Transition Network will talk about what next? Rob will help us to explore the amazing, positive and regenerative future that we might choose to move towards locally.
An evening of music includes Holly Ebony, as well as the Skin Mountain Collective, while an evening vegetarian meal will be served by the social enterprise, Food in Community.
To find out more and for up-to-date events led by Totnes Climate Hub, visit the new website at totnesclimatehub.info/events