The dust is settling, but the memories are still jostling for attention. The “What On Earth should we do about Climate Change?” event on Weds this week (14 March) was a great success, whichever way you look at it.
It was very pleasing to see such a good crowd out for the evening, a testament to all of the hard work of the group. Indeed one of the panelists (Nick Robins, HSBC) commented that he was impressed with the turnout and will be organising a similar event for Sustainable Merton.
It was particularly encouraging to see a good number of the next generation in attendance, pupils from several different schools. From the questions they asked and the post-event ad-hoc debate, they took away from the event a positive message about being able to make a change in a very difficult situation (that of climate change).
Feedback from the audience and panel alike, both from those involved with Transition Town Berkhamsted and those who are not yet involved, was that the event was “slick” and “professional”, and people were impressed. A massive thank you to all who were involved in organising, to DeeTV for their energy (even through illness) and the introductory film, to the incredible panel and to Berkhamsted School for allowing us to use the theatre free of charge.
Given we can organise such an event with the people we have active now in the group, how many more do we need to be able to make a real, tangible change to transition Berkhamsted in line with the goals of the group? Not many more you would think, and maybe one or two of those who attended will be inspired to get involved. You never know.
The further film will be available from DeeTV.
In the meantime, see the videos above, and read about and liston to the Climate Change TV interviews with Seb Beloe (co-leader of TTB), Andrew Jarvis (The Scientist from the panel), Martin Haigh (Shell, also on the panel) and Neil Baldwin (Plot 2 Pot).
Onward and upward! John Bell