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Date of event

Tackling Climate Change From The Bottom Up

July 5, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

2020 GLD virtual conference logo (Jason Billin)Tackling Climate Change From The Bottom Up
Joint event co-sponsored by The One Earth Show & Green LibDems
Speakers: Steve Mason, Wera Hobhouse and Ed Tranter
Compere: Lloydie
Chair: Sheila Ritchie


Reflecting on "2040 - Join the Revolution" - all the things that are looked at in the film are possible with the current technology, but require a solid political will to put into place. We'll be examining the challenges faced at the grass roots, community and political levels when it comes to implementing green and environmental projects. What are the barriers to generating local sustainable energy resources, whether it is setting up co-operatives or legislation being unnecessarily restrictive and not designed to facilitate change? How can we ensure that any supply chain is capable of taking renewables when they are in place and encourage a permanent change in consumer habits?


Ed Tranter

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Ed Tranter has worked in media and events for over 25 years. His children inspired him to stop rushing around and look at the world differently, as a result he founded The One Earth Show, a national event to help promote sustainable consumer change. He loves an eco-brick, his chickens and is trying to work out how many times/ways he can reuse and upcycle the old wendy house in the garden. www.oneearthshow.com

Wera Hobhouse

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After serving as the party's Housing and Local Government Spokesperson, Wera was asked to lead on the Climate Crisis for the Liberal Democrats. At the party conference in September 2019, she steered through the party's ambitious, detailed and achievable climate policy to reduce most emissions by 2030, and to get to net zero by 2045.

She's known for telling constituents that "MP stands for Most Persistent", and that is how she approaches her politics!

Steve Mason

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Previously the lead campaigner of Frack Free United, Steve runs two CIC Companies: "Community Smart" and "Environmental Smart" with a mission to get into schools to teach about climate change. As strategic, forward-looking and community interest org. they work with communities, individuals, companies, organisations and philanthropies to put their core social and enviromental values into action. They set out to define and deliver campaigns, projects and actions that can support, educate, inform and inspire to provide a benefit to all parts of society, from school kids to communities, businesses to the public sector. The experience offered is driven by excellence, knowledge, experience and passion to make positive change happen.

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