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Tuesday 30th December 2008

9.00am - Making compost while the sun shines
Turn your household and garden waste into a resource through a number of
easy and effective composting techniques. The NSCF volunteers will share
their permaculture knowledge, resources and helpful hints, so you can do this
yourself next week.
Northey Street City Farm

10.00am - Responding to the Planetary Emergency (3)

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Join Richard Sanders, Monica Richter, Philip Sutton and Tim Hollo in the third workshop in this series, an ‘In the Round' dialogue asking ‘Where are we going?’, ‘Is it viable?’ and ‘Where do we need to go’? You’ll discover shared concerns and shared desires to channel your energies collaboratively by speaking out together politically and by relocalising.
Richard Sanders, Philip Sutton, Monica Richter, Tim Hollo.

11.00am - Sustainability in the Era of Transition

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The context of sustainability is changing rapidly as we stand at the brink of a world-changing series of interconnected challenges in water, energy, climate and food. How can we creatively adapt to a positive future under the stresses and strains imposed as we hit the limits to growth?
Tim Winton

12.00noon - Climate Change: the way forward

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All you need to know about Climate Change: the science, impacts, implementing solutions, the possibilities and a short Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for Dummies with Ian Lowe.
Prof Ian Lowe
90 minutes

1.30pm - Food, Farming and Famine

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Kenneth McLeod leads this Hypothetical with participants: Robert Pekin, Pepe Clarke, Dr. Kristen Lyons, Janet Millington, Bobbi Allan and John Cherry. How do we strengthen food sovereignty while maintaining human solidarity in the face of a global food crisis?
Robert Pekin, Pepe Clarke, Bobbie Allan, Janet Millington, John Cherry, Kenneth McLeod

2.30pm - Highway of Diamonds

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Andrew McNamara, speaks about capital S Sustainability: how it must be central to our planning, thinking and acting as we seek to live in harmony with the planet, and leave it in a better condition than when we arrived. No one will thank us for a 'Highway of Diamonds" with nobody in it!
Andrew McNamara MP

3.30pm - Mayors for Sustainability

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Community progress towards a sustainable future is challenged by population growth. Can our mayors for sustainability lead a break from of the old ways and can the community help
Mayor Bob Abbot. Mayor Melva Hobson, Mayor Allan Sutherland. Host Simon Baltais

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