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Transition Town Expo
6 Sep 2009 10:00
19 Sep 2009 16:00
Transition Town Expo
Displays and exhibits open daily from 10:00am till 4:00pm
Public debates / discussion will be held throughout the week from the 6th to the 11th
Events Programme for the week 6-12 September
Launch at 'The Loaves & Fishes' (the Cathedral Hall).
Introduction to Transition Towns
Presentation and discussion: "How sustainable and resilient is [Greater] Wellington?"
with speaker: Paul Bruce.
Free drinks and nibbles to follow.
Debate: "Will peak oil save us from climate change?"
Speakers: Hilary Dussing, Brian Pepperell , Simon Tegg
Debate: "Global warming will be fantastic for Wellington"
Speakers: Jonathan Boston, Ray Ahipene Mercer, Geoff Keey
Debate "Local economies offer a solution to global economy problems"
Speakers: Deidre Kent, John Robinson & Prue Hyman
9+10 12.00 noon -2.00pm
Mini-presentations around particular displays/information tables; School visits welcome
Three presentations and discussion: "Urban Food Production"
Speakers: Sue Boyle of Operation Green Thumb, Sister Loyola, and Janey Lewis of Community Supported Agriculture
Three presentations and discussion: "Renewable energy: transport, and housing"
Speakers: Ian Shearer, Paul Bruce, Richard Morrison
Discussion day: Information exchange and networking amongst groups, with others welcome to attend.
Information exchange and networking, between groups. Groups explain what they are doing and why, provide contact details and begin networking.
Afternoon tea (koha)
Discussion among all groups: Where to now? What do we want Wellington to be like in 2020, and how do we get there? What would we best do separately and what could we best do together? Where are the gaps?
And what about an EDAP (Energy Descent Action Plan) linking individual groups with this process?
Celebration, including a potluck meal, byo food and drink, in The Loaves and Fishes
Location / Venue:
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Cnr Molesworth and Hill Street, Thorndon