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New climate outreach project briefing

Thursday 15 March 2018, 12.30-14.00
School of Earth and Environment 8.119 seminar room 3
James Mckay, EPSRC CDT in Low Carbon Technologies EPSRC CDT in Bioenergy

Climate researchers and general volunteers are needed for outreach activities for a new climate outreach project in collaboration with Energy Leeds, the Priestley Centre and Leeds Climate Commission.

A briefing session will be held at on Thursday about the project, which is lead by James Mckay, manager of the Centres for Doctoral Training in Low Carbon Technologies and Bioenergy.

Activities will fall into 3 sections:

  1. Climate Solutions Chats
  2. Future Scenarios Workshop
  3. Art Competition

The Climate Solutions Chats are modelled on the Priestley Climate Chats for Earth Week 2017 and will run through early summer into the autumn at various events and venues. The aim is to find out what the public suggest for climate change mitigation and adaptation – a listening exercise to inform the project.

The Future Scenarios workshop will take place on 20th September, with speakers confirmed: Gaia Vince, Jonathon Porritt and Jeremy Leggett, venue tbc.

The Future Scenarios will inform an art competition, where the public will be able to send in creative responses to the scenarios e.g. short stories, paintings, songs, film. Significant prizes are available.

We are looking for experts, volunteers to help out more generally, and for suggestions to improve or add value to planned activities. James will explain more about how you can get involved in the various activities during the briefing session (informal brown bag lunch).