There are still hoops to be jumped through, boxes to be ticked and performance targets to met but Sector39 have won the opportunity to lead on a community transition and resilience project based in Llanfyllin over the next three years.
The premise of the project is simple:
Climate change science is decided, it is time for action.
We are already at a state of emergency!
This is a disaster for young people, we can no longer pretend that we don’t know. We need a fundamental change of direction.
James Hansen, NASA, 350.org
The Paris climate accord signals that the race to the low carbon economy is fully on. This needs to be led by the rising generation who can see beyond the current economic paradigm, leading us all to a clean energy economy as fast as possible, this is now essential.
Here is James Hansen of NASA explaining what we have to do.
This project wants to listen to the voices of the science commnuity and work through school and commnunity to create new options for food, employment, education, economy and more. To visualise and plan for a truly sustainable future that meets our local needs as well as our global responsibilities.
The project itself is a plan to use the permaculture design model to re-imagine a school and community fit for 2040, 2050, a time when we will all be required to be living a net carbon neutral lifestyle.
- What will our low carbon economy look and feel like?
- How will we communicate the ideas, challenges and rewards of this amazing transformation?
- How will we shape our common sustainable future?
- How can we turn this challenge into our greatest opportunity?
We want our commnuity to be LEADERS in responsing to this challenge and to put both Llanfyllin and Wales on the world map as pioneers!
The World is hungry for inspiration,
Monica Araya, Costa Rica
Help us reinvent the future!
A small country with big ideas
Here is Monica Araya from Costa Rica asking “How do we build a society without fossil fuels?”
Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.
Here is an interesting piece on how the TV weather readers are reacting to increasingly frequest weather events.