The aim of the conference was to seek for solutions to both the issues of Peak Oil and Climate Chaos. With world oil supplies in a crisis, it is the opinion of many that we have already passed, or are about to pass the peak in oil supplies. In addition to this the world is on the very brink of undeniable climate collapse. No longer can we fiddle with whether climate change is happening.
A video of the event can be found here:
The day was opened with three speakers:
Jerrome Baddely, Nottingham energy partnership: "Climate Change and Peak Oil: Twin Crises"
Outlining the problems faced, Jerrome suggested alternatives, citing the example of Transistion towns in the UK as one potential solution.
Paddy Gillet, Plane Stupid: "Direct Ation: What and Why?"
A presentation covering why direct action is logical and effective, providing a brief history of plane stupid's actions and their effect.
Dr. Gareth Oakley: "An Introduction To Sustainable Development"
Covering eco-houses, straw bale development, wind turbines, recycling and how to construct sustainable communities.
Peak Oil: Coping in Nottingham
Direct Action & Aviation
Plane Stupid & Eastside Climate Action
Food and the Environment
Rob Jackson, The Vegan Society
On and Offshore Wind – Facts & Myths
Why non-violent protest?
Jane Burd, Nottingham Greenpeace
Food was provided by the ever-reliable Veggies.
Thanks to all who spoke and attended, we hope to see you next year!