Transition South Liverpool invites you to a Climate Change Visioning Day!
Transition South Liverpool is a community-based group thinking about what climate change and the end of cheap fuel means for Liverpool's future.
This is a chance for us to think about what the main issues are for Liverpool, and get some practical projects up and running that will make a real difference to a sustainable Liverpool given climate change and the end of cheap fuel.
What kind of projects would you like to be involved in? What groups would you like to see developing projects? Come along and exchange ideas!
Some key areas that might get projects going are waste, working with local businesses, energy, a local documentary project, local currency, local food, a car share, community composting, growing food in back alleys, local reusable bag project, and......???
Date: Sunday May 18, 2008
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Unitarian Church
Address: 57 Ullet Road
refreshments from 10.30am
There will be a break for a bring-and-share lunch
Suggestion donation to cover costs: employed £3,
not employed £2
Peak Oil and Climate Change are swiftly bringing big changes in how we live on a day-to-day basis: Global agreements on climate change come with legally binding greenhouse gas reduction targets, which can only be met if we lower our use of energy. Peak Oil, which experts expect to happen within the next 20 years but possibly could be happening right now, will result in big price increases on all goods that rely on oil. In the current economic system, most of our food, clothes and other goods, come from abroad, meaning they require energy for transportation, but there are other energy inputs too. Industrial farming requires oil to power machinery, as does manufacturing. Fertilisers and pesticides are made using oil. Plastic packaging of goods is made with oil.
In order to reduce Liverpool's carbon footprint, and in order to increase the resilience of our communities in the face of an increasingly precarious link to the food and other essential goods, it is time now to take steps that will guarantee our community the chance to prosper in the future.