Sat 28, 6pm, Stewarts Hall
Think Global, Act Rural: Climate Change and the Community
Later this month delegates from across the United Nations will gather for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), aiming to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change. In response to the COP21, we will be holding our own mini climate change conference, discussing the global issues of climate change and how the local community of Huntly can respond. We will ask what does it mean to follow Geddes' directive and "think global, act local."
A panel discussion will start 'global' and head 'local'; discussing the wider implications of climate change, how these may affect small communities like Huntly and how we can act locally to create more sustainable models for the future. Taking part will be Cliff Jones FRGS Naturalist and Broadcaster, Dr. Liz Dinnie who is a researcher at the James Hutton Institute, James Reid of Tap o' Noth Permaculture, and Iain Findlay of the Forres Transition Network. This will be followed by an open-space discussion facilitated by artist-in-residence Ben Macfadyen. Booking recommended.
Ben will be cycling to Paris to attend COP21 and will plant a symbolic oak tree while there; the oak tree is from the same acorns planted in Huntly's White Wood, a space of peace and regeneration. More on Ben's residency.