Glastonbury’s Green Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Jon Cousins, will open Glastonbury’s Climate Emergency – People’s Assembly at 1 pm on Saturday, 26th October at Glastonbury Town Hall. Doors open 12:30 pm, event closes at 3 pm.
In February, Glastonbury became the first council in Somerset to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ – and pledge to make the operation of the council carbon neutral by 2030 – when it passed a motion to address the impact created through the misuse of our planet by mankind. Many other councils have since followed Glastonbury’s lead, including Mendip District Council and Somerset County Council.
Our town, countryside, and the way we live will be increasingly affected by flooding, access to food sources, transport, and communication. How can we ensure that we have a resilient and sustainable community that we will be proud to leave for the next generation? What practical steps can we take? What can we offer? To learn more, join us to listen to presentations and view exhibits.
Come along and learn more about the depth of the issue and find out how to make your voice heard.
- Bruce Garrard: Resilience, Restoration, Relinquishment, and Reconciliation (the 4Rs)
- Cllr. Paul Lund: the United Nations Conference of People 25 (UNCOP 25)
- Cllr. Lindsay MacDougall, Green Mendip District Councillor for Glastonbury St. Mary’s Ward and Hayley Warren, Mendip District Council’s Climate Change Officer: Climate Emergency
After the speakers, a People’s Assembly will be held – this is a format which ensures every person’s voice is heard and, together, a community plan of action will be created.
For more information contact Glastonbury Town Council:
telephone: 01458 831 769
To reduce your carbon footprint please either walk, cycle, car share, or use public transport.