A choice of guided walks in the morning (New Salts Farm: 9.30am & 11.30am and Steyning Downland Scheme: 9.30am) to showcase some community projects, followed by an afternoon summit of talks and round-table discussions (including Jon Alexander discussing his book “Citizens”). The key message is to change mindsets from being an exploiting Consumer to a contributing Citizen: that way we change everything in the way we approach life and our attitude and connection with the natural world.
The afternoon program described below has been postponed
How to engineer change and strengthen resilience.
Session 1: Citizens: Jon Alexander discusses his book with broadcaster Jane Mote. He argues the ‘Consumer Story’ that has dominated society for the last eight decades is in collapse, but the ‘Citizen Story’ is rising in every aspect of society. Read Jon’s book “Citizens”.
Session 2: Breakout groups: with examples of community action on:
- Renewable energy
- Regenerative agriculture
- Urban greening
- Forest Gardens and Forest Schools
- Respecting Water
- Sussex Green Living
Session 3: Going Zero: author Kate Hughes shares her story of an ordinary family’s journey to a zero-waste and sustainable lifestyle.
Session 4: Developing a New World View: – Tony Whitbread
Plenary Session: led by the President of Sussex Wildlife Trust.
5pm: Close of Environment Day
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