Dartmoor & Exmoor Low Carbon Festival 2010

Dartmoor and Exmoor Low Carbon Festival 2010

06 – 10 October – Exmoor

09 – 10 October – Dartmoor

Family fun days, a food festival, an eco-fashion event, a variety of guided walks and tours plus a series offree community events are on offer at this year’s Low Carbon Festival on Exmoor and Dartmoor.  

 The Festival follows on from the success of the inaugural Dartmoor and Exmoor Low Carbon Festival in 2009. A series of free events and guided tours across both National Parks will highlight what measures are being taken to reduce carbon emissions and how we can adapt to the ever growing pressures on our resources.

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10:10:10 – A global day of doing

The Sky is Falling

“The Sky is Falling!”

Henny Penny calls. An acorn has just landed on her head and, panicking, she hurries of to warn all her friends of the impending doom. The beginning of this well known children’s story has passed into the English language as indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. There are some that believe the news of recent years about global warming and climate change and how it will effect peoples around the world is just one such mistaken belief. They deny it is happening and even if it is, we had nothing to do with it and couldn’t change things even if we wanted to.

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Change your world from Sustrans

Take a walk. Get on your bike. Choose the bus or train. Pledge a journey and let’s see how many times we can get around the world by 4 July.

Join in Change Your World. Make a journey by foot, bike or public transport and help us clock up enough miles to complete our virtual trip around the world. Show your support by pledging one of your journeys – then tell Government they must act too.

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A law for the Earth

Two distinguished British barristers are campaigning for changes to the global legal system, which would see greater environmental protection and justice for those affected by climate change.

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International climate change action (? or spin)

The first formal United Nations climate change talks since Copenhagen have concluded in Bonn, Germany last week. Detailed discussion progressed between over 180 countries on key climate issues such as mitigation, finance and governance.

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World Environment Day 2010 – Sat 5 June

Westden endorses the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) 2010 which is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action.

Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. But how many times have you heard about it. And what does just one day mean?

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