On August 8th, I’m off to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) for their Energy Day (part of their Festival of the Future). I’m going to be there for Practical Action, to talk about our work on energy access and hopefully meet lots of people interested in energy issues.
The day will have lots of activities, including interactive energy workshops, panel discussions with leading environmental thinkers, presentations from CAT experts, talks, and energy-themed kids’ activities and games.Visitors will get to grips with renewable technologies in ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours of CAT’s on-site renewables. Householders can discover more about how they can make small, achievable changes in their homes and communities to support the transition to a more sustainable and energy efficient society. As well as Practical Action, Friends of the Earth will talk on the UK’s energy policy, and the Guardian’s John Vidal will lead an insightful panel discussion on our energy futures.
CAT’s own Zero Carbon Britain research team and experts will be on hand to discuss sustainable solutions to our current energy scenario, whilst renewable energy companies and representatives from community energy projects will be here to share their industry experience.
The day will also be packed full of entertainment for children and young people. Energy-themed workshops and activities will take place throughout the day, and specially designed wide-games for kids and adults will be taking place across the CAT site. There will also be film screenings, music from a bike-powered sound system and pizza fresh from a wood-fired earth pizza oven.
For more info: see http://visit.cat.org.uk/energy-day