Climate Change & Sustainability: The Borderlines Debate

The Age of Stupid is a powerful call to action for us all. The Borderlines debate offers an opportunity for us to discuss what needs to be done locally to tackle climate change and to envision a better future.

Fri 27 March 10.30am - 5.00pm: The Courtyard Hereford
Day Ticket £15/£10 (concessions)

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10:30am - 10:40am


Councillor John Jarvis, Herefordshire Council

Mark Lynas10:40am - 11:00am

Introduction by Mark Lynas

Environmentalist and author of the climate change classic Six Degrees,
co-writer and climate science adviser, The Age of Stupid

The archive tower from The Age of Stupid11:00am - 1:00pm

The Age of Stupid (12A)

"I defy anyone to come out of the film and not feel like they have to make a difference." Caroline Lucas MEP, leader of the Green Party

Simply unmissable for anyone who cares about the future of the planet, Franny Armstrong's thought-provoking The Age of Stupid tackles climate change and the environmental toll of consumerism, and shows the need for massive personal and social change if we are to avert disaster. More information

1.00pm - 2.00pm


Talybont Dam cross section2.00pm - 3.00pm

Alternative sources of energy

Speakers: Mark Lynas, Richard Priestley, environmentalist and expert on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and Alice Goldstone, Project Development Officer, Talybont on Usk Energy. Set up as a community local generation scheme using hydropower Talybont on Usk is working towards being the first carbon neutral community in Wales.

Chair: Robert Lamb, environmental broadcaster

Plane Stupid protest at EasyJet3.00pm - 3.40pm

How Far Do We Go?

Speakers: Trish Marsh, Sustainability Manager for Herefordshire Council and driving force behind the myherefoodshire campaign and Joss Garman, co-founder of Plane Stupid and member of the climate change team at Greenpeace.

Chair: Rob Garner, Chief Executive Bulmer Foundation

3.40pm - 4.00pm


4.00pm - 4.40pm

Screening and Discussion: How to Effect Change?

Duncan Copeland presents the work of The Environmental Justice Foundation that investigates environmental abuses that seriously affect basic human rights. Two short films highlight the effects on coastal communities of pirate fishing in Sierra Leone, the actions taken to stop this harmful practice and the impact of our purchasing power on their lives. Plus presentation by Nick Sherwood from the Herefordshire Transition Towns Network.

Chair: Jane Jackson, Director of Production, RMC

4.40pm - 5.00pm


External Links: Independent article - how 4 leading greens (including Mark Lynas) have decided to back nuclear power / Telegraph article about James Lovelock's new book The Vanishing Face of Gaia / This is Not Youthful Rebellion, Joss Garman, The Observer / Prince Charles: 100 months to save the world Sunday Telegraph