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Wed, 24 Mar



Dorset CAN monthly get-together

Join a mass coming together of people from across Dorset who want to do something positive about the Climate & Ecological Emergency. All you need is a computer, tablet or phone that can run Zoom

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Dorset CAN monthly get-together
Dorset CAN monthly get-together

Time & Location

24 Mar 2021, 19:00 – 21:00


About the Event

This invitation extends to all those who are part of the Dorset Climate Action Network. Regular get-togethers will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month - starting on 24th March 2021. It will be a mass coming together of people from across Dorset who want to do something positive about the Climate & Ecological Emergency and help their communities to be more resilient and thrive in the future! Join us! Join Zoom Meeting:

(This a recurring meeting so it will be the same Zoom link for all these meetings)

Agenda as provided by the facilitation team is as below:

Read on to see our stellar lineup of speakers who will be sharing their ideas on what can be done!

As we begin to see the end of Covid Lockdown, let's plan the physical, practical action to tackle climate change and loss of wildlife 1. Are you ready to be inspired? Nicola Peel is an international Speaker & Solutionist Nicola’s job is to inspire others to make a difference in the world. She will push us all to question everything. Where there is a problem there is always a solution. 2. How can Dorset become completely self-sufficient on renewable energy?

Pete West from Dorset Community Energy has the answer! Pete has 15 years experience in the renewable energy sector. He is now one of the directors at Dorset Community Energy. 3. How do we solve Society's dependence on private car use? Mark Hodgson from Co-Cars has the solution!

Co Cars a social enterprise running Car Clubs and e-bike, cargo bikes and e-vans throughout Devon and, increasingly Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset, 3. How to engage young people? Lessons learnt from setting up Wiltshire Climate Alliance Youth Carys Richards and Poppy Taylor from Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) Youth Group will talk about setting up the group, tips for youth engagement, challenges and how to use social media for youth etc. 4.How can we engage the public and our MP’s in the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE Bill)? & How can we be more effective media communicators? Joanna Bury XR Wimborne, Lawyers for XR,  XR Rebel Every Day,

Joanna is passionate about the CEE Bill and communicating and is ready to share her top tips Laura Baldwin, former Olympian, GreensCAN & Portland for the Planet.

Laura is one of the leading voices on CEE Bill action in Dorset, a media and speaker trainer & event organiser.

She will be sharing creative and effective ways to engage people in the CEE Bill

5. Would you like to know more about the People's Assembly movement sweeping across Dorset? Caz Dennett & Julie Booker XR Dorset & South West Advocacy & Dorset Action Scott Lighten Portland 4 Planet & Dorset Community Assemblies

They will highlight the value and benefits of People's Assemblies and how taking assemblies out into the community is achieving change. Plus ther pension divestment and CEE Bill campaigns. More info:

6. How can we combine addressing climate change and help low income families? Marisa Rehana Mann has been doing just that. Marisa will speak about how if done organically low carbon footprint, healthy food, exercise, microbiomes and biodiversity, helps low income families and preserves environments. 7. How do we change land use to meet the challenges of the Climate & Ecological Emergency? Martin Price from Friends of the Earth East Dorset has lots of good ideas he is ready to share about  the links between land use, travel and energy consumption.. More info: 9. How do we make our concrete and underused spaces biodiverse and provide us with food? Donna Curtis has done a presentation answering this question to Dorset Council Climate Emergency Inquiry. She believes this can be achieved by using living surfaces, such as roofs. 'Living roofs' sequester carbon, reduce noise and pollution levels, provide insulation and reduce rain runoff. They can also provide food.   Format of the evening:

1. Dorset CAN update 2. Inspiring Speakers 3. Q&A 4. Breakout Rooms: You chance to meet the speakers that inspired you the most and meet members of the NEW Dorset CAN teams: Energy, Transport, Advocacy, Media, Newsletter, Facilitation, Events and LandUse & Biodiversity 5.What next? 6. The Famous Virtual Pub/Cafe

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