Events

Lighter Footprints works hard to facilitate strong action to ensure a safe climate future, through advocacy, community engagement, but particularly through arranging large events and offering a range of exciting speakers on clean energy, sustainability and climate action at our monthly meetings.

Forums

We run large public events on specific issues, often in association with elections offering interesting speakers,  challenging topics and impacting on local opinion.

Community Actions

We take opportunities to join with others involved in community outreach, as well build a local presence at festivals, including SLF.

Monthly Meetings

We meet 7pm last Wednesday of the month at the Guide Hall in Faversham Rd, Canterbury. You are warmly invited to come and hear our speakers and learn what we do.

Hydrogen: The Coming Wave – 28th August, Marwal Centre, Balwyn North

Wednesday 28th August, 2019

The hydrogen economy is coming whether we like it or not. Can we get a place in the game, and take up hydrogen’s massive export opportunities in a carbon constrained world?

Find out key information about the global progress in the hydrogen industry, and how we can move towards energy independence in 100% clean liquid fuels, particularly in those difficult to decarbonise transport and industrial sectors.

Soon the hydrogen economy will be humming. Are we going to be left out in the cold?

7 for 7.30pm – Arrive early for delicious nibbles and a glass of wine beforehand.

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Agriculture, Regeneration and Climate – 25th September

Our modern industrial agricultural monocultures are a vast climate problem but agriculture should be a source of climate innovation, reducing emissions and restoring our soils.

Conventional agriculture has led to loss of soil carbon, declining soil productivity and desertification, and in the face of heat, droughts and floods, this has become worse.
Farmers changing to regenerative practices have amazing outcomes in building soil and plant health and drawing down carbon.

Our speakers will outline the issues and show how they have been involved with what can regenerate the land and reduce our emissions. Bev Middleton will set the context and introduce regenerative agriculture pioneer Thomas Nicholas.

Come at 7.00pm to the Guide Hall at 1 Faversham Rd, Canterbury for a warm welcome, a glass of wine and some nibbles. The event starts at 7.30pm.

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Clean Energy and Economy – 31st October, Hawthorn Arts Centre

Thursday 31st October, 2019

Come to this high profile event looking at the benefits and impacts of the clean energy transition on the economy.

Right now GDP is becoming successfully decoupled from fossil fuels, new build renewables and storage are decelerating rapidly in cost, to the point that regionalising energy infrastructure could point the way to energy driven economic growth and a massive increase in local jobs.

Our high profile expert panel will consider the economic potential of the clean energy transition and strong climate action in depth.

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