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World renowned climate change researcher returns to Hastings

The Transition Town Hastings and St Leonards Salon teams are very excited that leading climate change activist – and son of Hastings – Jeremy Leggett has agreed to speak at an event at the Observer Building to discuss his new book, The Winning of the Carbon War, followed by a showing of the film, This Changes Everything.

The book is available to download for free online with the final chapter coinciding with the Paris climate talks in December – an event that has enormous significance for every living thing on the planet.

Born and educated in Hastings at William Parker School, Jeremy is one of the world’s foremost climate researchers, entrepreneurs and renewable energy activists. He is the author of four books on energy, climate and peak oil, the founder of Solar Century, the UK’s largest independent solar company, and one of the founders of the Carbon Tracker initiative, which has led to the divestment away from fossil fuels movement. In 2006 he founded Solar Aid which has, to date, replaced 1.7 million paraffin lamps in Africa with solar lamps.

Attendees are asked to make a donation to Solar Aid.

This Changes Everything

We will also show the film This Changes Everything after the talk at approx 8:30pm.

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller of the same name, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front line, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Places are limited to 100. Please book your place and make a donation to Solar Aid now.

The Winning Of The Carbon War/This Changes Everything at Hastings Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DT, 26 November 2015 at 7pm.

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Posted 12:34 Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 In: Energy Wise

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