In the final months of 2018, Totnes Town Council declared a Climate Emergency. In February 2019 Devon County Council followed suite, pledging carbon neutrality by 2050. The UK parliament declared an environment and climate emergency in May 2019.
But what next? How do we turn declarations and pledges into action?
A partnership of local organisations is holding an event to ask just these questions, on the 13th July, from 10am to 5pm in Totnes Civic Hall.
Everyone in the local community is welcome to join this one-day event. Topics to be explored together include:
- Why are organisations, councils and the government declaring a climate emergency?
- What does living at a time of climate and ecological emergency mean for you, the organisations, groups and communities you are part of and for Totnes and Area as a whole? What would you like it to mean?
- What could declaring a climate emergency mean in practice?
- How can we work with local and national stakeholders to maximise the impact of the changes we make?
- How can we plan for the future together?
The day will be participatory, enabling everyone to share ideas and visions for change, and will explore ways to work together.
Children aged 12 or over are welcome to join in. The event is free, with affordable food available at lunchtime and evening drinks once the event is over.
The event is being organised by Transition Town Totnes, Totnes Town Council, Totnes & Area Extinction Rebellion, Encounters Arts, Caring Town Totnes, Bridgetown Alive! and Fridays for Future.
Please note, the event is not a drop in workshop, so please come prepared to attend the full day.