Tuesday, 23 September 2008

One Planet Festival Planned

Lancaster's Town Hall will host the One Planet Festival between Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th October 2008, an event designed to highlight the issues surrounding climate change and to offer advice about practical action that people and communities can take to reduce their environmental footprint.

The festival will also be an opportunity to celebrate the diverse culture, produce and innovations of the Lancaster district.

The festival main event is a Sustainability Expo in the Ashton Hall at Lancaster Town Hall on Saturday 11th October showcasing sustainable lifestyles where local businesses, organisations and community groups will be exhibiting their sustainable products, services and projects. It will be an opportunity to buy local produce, find out about the latest renewable energy technologies and be inspired by existing projects and schemes across the district.

The Expo will be followed in the evening by climate change guru and author George Marshall in his one man show Carbon Detox the world’s 1st stand-up climate change show at the Dukes Theatre (www.dukes-lancaster.org).

Other events include ‘Green Screen’, an environment themed film festival at the Dukes Cinema, carbon neutral music concerts at venues around the city, and a series of talks and workshops addressing the challenge of climate change.

The festival is being coordinated by LESS Climate Change and Energy Advice project with Lancaster district’s energy forum and is supported by the Dukes Theatre, Segen Energy and the city council’s festival innovation fund.

• To find out more about the festival and how to get involved visit www.oneplanetfestival.com or contact info@oneplanetfestival.com

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