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Somerset’s Future

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Action For Somerset’s Future Event in collaboration with CAG Somerset, Somerset CAN and Somerset Local Nature Partnership

An interactive day developing connection across Somerset communities to encourage climate action and community wellbeing. All are welcome including individuals, community groups and local councils; TTW will be there too. A joint event by Somerset Clinate Action Network, Community Action Groups Somerset and Somerset Nature Partnership.

For anyone interested, Anita Roy be blowing the TTW trumpet in the afternoon panel discussion on Saturday. Full details of the event are below and there are still places to book (it’s free – bring your own lunch) on the link in the email below.

The programme for the day is as follows:

Arrival 10am: Refreshments, introductions and networking

10:30 Welcome from the organisers – Community Action Groups Somerset and Somerset Climate Action Network.

10:50 Introductions and framing – A chance to outline our plans for the day and for everyone to get to know each other.

11:20 Keynote Speaker Trewin Restorick – Winner of the 2020 Global Leader of the Year award, 2021 Business Green ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, and in 2022, was voted ‘Most influential person in the UK’s recycling and resource sector.’’

11:45 Panel discussion: ‘Waste and the circular economy’ – With insights from the local community, businesses and local government. Panellists include Wivey Kitchen Community Group, Lily Morton, Community Liaison Officer for SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK and Mickey Green, Executive Director for Climate and Place, Somerset Council.

12:30 Interactive workshops – Options for workshops include ‘Local Community Action by Lucy Smith’ and ‘Action on Reuse’ by Cath Conway and People’s plan for climate by Rights for Community Action

13:10 Community indoor picnic (BYO lunch)

14:00 Panel discussion: ‘Visioning into 2030’ – Our vision, aims and actions for Somerset as we face the climate and ecological emergency. With insights from the local community, businesses and local government. Panellists include Anita Roy, Chairperson, Transition Town Wellington, Cllr Dixie Darch, Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change, Somerset Council, Nicky Saunter Social Entrepreneur and Environmental campaigner

14:30 Interactive workshops – Options for workshops include ‘Somerset’s Local Nature Recovery Strategy’ and ‘Retrofit Somerset project’ and People’s plan for climate by Rights for Community Action

15:10 Plenary session: ‘Actions for Somerset’s Future’ – Summarising the day and defining the actions we want to take forward as a community.

15:30 Close

Book your ticket here.

 

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://bit.ly/ActionForSomerset

Venue

Albemarle Centre
Albemarle Road
Taunton, Somerset TA1 1BA United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Website:
https://bit.ly/ActionForSomerset

Venue

Albemarle Centre
Albemarle Road
Taunton, Somerset TA1 1BA United Kingdom
+ Google Map