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Topical Talks that Don’t Cost the Earth
Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots environmental movement creating massive impact around the globe. Each year, hundreds of millions of people organise events – at home, and in their community to show they care about the future of our planet.
Three interesting evenings have been arranged by Teign Estuary Transition to develop the Earth Hour Theme, following the Pedal and Pulse events on Saturday 24th March.
The venue is TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, with a 7pm for 7.30pm start.
“Incredible Vegetables” is the title of the first talk on Monday 26th March. Mandy Barber is a perennial vegetable enthusiast, and she and her partner Julian Skinner run an organic nursery near Ashburton growing perennial vegetables and unusual edible plants. There will also be plants or seeds for sale.
“Mercury’s Rising! Weather we like it or not” follows on Tuesday evening 27th March, with speaker Dr Michelle McCrystal from the University of Exeter. She wants to talk about all things climate, how it has changed in our lifetime, and what we can actually do about it.
Ethical investing is the theme of the third evening on Thursday 29th March. Paul Pizzala’s background is investment with sustainability expertise, working for a variety of wealth management companies, most recently for WHEB Asset Management. Antony is our local environmental communicator, founder of CarbonSense and currently CEO of Real World Visuals, whose speciality is developing images and stories that make sense of the data collected about our world. Antony and Paul promise an interactive discussion on investing and their personal reflections.
TAAG is also hosting ‘Bikes’ An Exhibition of Art, reflecting this year’s Earth Hour theme in Teignmouth.
Suggested entry is £2 for each evening, to cover speakers’ and TAAG’s expenses.
More information – Mike Rickard 07877 797271
A One Day Celebration of the Pleasures of Cycling & Walking
March 24th: 10am – 3pm
Upper Den Carriageway, Teignmouth
Please download the brochure here for full details!
If you want to take part in one or more of the events, registration forms are available from here.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the Pedal ‘n’ Pulse, please do contact us (078120 13488) – we could still use more stewards.
Do you belong to a walking group? We have a spare half gazebo which could promote your group, or details to put in the Information Tent.
Coming soon, Pedal’n Pulse, a celebration of cycling taking place in Teignmouth on 24 March 2018, coinciding with Earth Hour;
‘Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet and is organised by WWF engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. Earth Hour was famously started as a light-off event in Sydney Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement.’ (See www.earthhour.org).
To sign up go to: https://www.caseenvironmental.co.uk/pedal-n-pulse/
THE VISION- “Imagine if there was a bank dedicated to the South West that put the welfare of its local communities before profits. A bank that helped local economies to grow by supporting all residents to upskill, regardless of their financial means. A bank that empowered people to grow their ideas into thriving local businesses. A bank that people trusted. What would Devon look like in twenty, or thirty years’ time?” Tony Greenham.
Tony Greenham is the Director of Economics at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and is giving a talk at the Courtney Centre in Newton Abbot, Thurs February 8th at 7.15 pm. He will be talking about the economic and social case for regional banks, and explore the opportunities and challenges of creating a co-cooperative bank dedicated to the South West.
Teignmouth Estuary Transition group meeting on Tuesday 31st October at 8pm in TAAG. If door is closed when you arrive please ring the bell.
Next year for Earth Hour, March 24, we are arranging a whole day event concentrating on bikes which will involve events on the Den and culminate in a bike powered film in the evening.
Would you like to be involved, either on the day or in the planning? Please do contact us. It will be an exciting day.
The next TET meeting will be on Monday October 16 at 8 pm at TAAG.