Raising Ambition: Exploring zero carbon, socially-just transitions in Britain, Yorkshire and the Kirkstall Valley
You are warmly invited to join us for an evening gathering to explore how we can work together to create healthier, more prosperous, low carbon and climate resilient communities.
Before Christmas, a group of passionate and enthusiastic residents, business people, academics and community representatives met to discuss the following question: How can we learn together and share knowledge between communities, businesses, education and agencies to develop Kirkstall Valley into a leading light for climate and community sustainability by prototyping, exploring and creating our best future together?
We will be taking this question forward as our thinking point for the event. Please join us for a bunch of inspirational short talks, mapping and sharing what’s already happening before we collectively agree next steps.
Places are limited. Please register via Eventbrite
Event Coordinator: Margo Hanson, Secretariat Coordinator: Leeds Climate Commission; Research Manager - Energy, Climate Change & Sustainability, University of Leeds
Our speed networking sessions
Phil Marken will host short speed networking sessions at the start, during the middle and towards the end of the talks so we can become better connected & more effective.
On Vision - Raising Ambition: Inspiring visions for our zero carbon future: Paul Allen, Project Co-ordinator, Zero Carbon Britain, Centre for Alternative Technology
On Living Lightly - Low impact living the LILAC way: Liz Lewis, LILAC resident
On Positive Community Engagement - Adele Rae, KVDT Director
On Funding the Future - KVDT and partners in the valley will be announcing an exciting opportunity for communities, researchers and innovators to come together to promote people-focused sustainability in Kirkstall Valley wards of Armley, Bramley, Burley and Kirkstall - Sue Ball, Media Arts Partnership
How do we learn and work together to pioneer new ways of shaping our sustainable future? - A mapping activity to showcase the amazing work already happening: Phil Marken, Founder, Open Source Arts & Member of Leeds Climate Commission
On making it happen - Next steps so that we can start to make a difference: Paul Chatterton
Common Ground Leeds: Common Ground Leeds will shake-up and input into new forms of civic society responsive to global/local challenges that explore Collective Governance, Enacting the Social and Solidarity Economy, Re-purposing and Retro-fitting, Technology in the Service of the Social Agenda and New Forms of Making, Doing and Entrepreneurship
Leeds Love It, Share It: Leeds Love It Share It is a research think tank which came together in 2008 to explore new visions of how Leeds can be in the future in response to the challenges ahead