Thursday, September 28, 2023

Zero Carbon Training Day

What is all this talk of Climate Emergency..?  What does ‘Zero Carbon’ mean?  How can I make a difference?

There’s a lot in the news about climate change at the moment, but people still aren’t fully aware of the facts and can often feel that it’s the preserve of scientists and government departments.

But a new event is about to change that. ‘Zero Carbon Training’ is a two day course that aims to give participants a full overview of the climate situation as it stands, how we got where we are and what we can do to about it, with lots of opportunities for discussion and reflection.

The course is inspired by the ‘Zero Carbon Britain’ model, based on over 12 years of research and analysis by the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.

ZCB’s latest report ‘Rising to the Climate Emergency,” sets out a detailed vision of how we can reach zero carbon emissions by 2030, an important target to aim for if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Organiser, Ali Clark, attended a Zero Carbon training course in Leek and came away determined to set up something similar locally, “It was so exciting and positive to be reminded that we already have the technology and infrastructure to acheive this goal. There were plenty of examples of how the changes we need to make are being acheived locally right now. It’s a message of hope, that it’s not too late and that we can all be part of it.

Delivered by two very inspirational speakers and featuring local artist Tan Draig OBE and other climate specialist input, the course will be informative, but will also have plenty of opportunities for delegates to respond and network, keys to making zero carbon a reality. The recognition here is that we all matter in the vision to achieve zero carbon.

The training will take place on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd February at the Fleet Arts Centre, Belper and costs just £12. More information and booking is available by following this link:

The weekend course will build on a series of other fantastic events in February, as part of Belper Climate month. Organised by Transition Belper, Belper Town Council and St Peter’s Church, Belper Climate Month aims to bring people together to explore how we might respond, locally and regionally, to the challenges ahead, and what rewards we might find along the way.

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