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CLIMATE CRISIS! Exploring ideas, solutions and action Tues 9 - Sun 14 Nov 2010. Short course @ Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales, UK

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  • Paul Chatterton
    Please circulate widely. Sorry for cross posting. ... CLIMATE CRISIS! Exploring ideas, solutions and action Tues 9 - Sun 14 Nov 2010 ... SHORT COURSE in
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 17, 2010

    Please circulate widely. Sorry for cross posting.

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    CLIMATE CRISIS! Exploring ideas, solutions and action Tues 9 - Sun 14 Nov 2010

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    SHORT COURSE in November 2009 led by the University of Leeds @ the Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales - the UK's leading ecocentre

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    .       Want to learn more about the urgent environmental issues of our times?
    .       Want to engage with practitioners who are at the forefront of developing solutions?
    .       Want to tap into cutting edge, radical teaching and research with one of the UK's most respected universities and the UK's leading ecocentre?

    Then this module is for you!

    Teaching staff from the MA in 'Activism and Social Change' (www.activismsocialchange.org.uk) based in Geography at the University of Leeds are beginning an exciting new partnership with CAT to deliver this short course. CAT is one of Europe's leading ecocentres, undertaking practical research and teaching into ecological issues. It is based in the town of Machynlleth on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. This collaboration is particularly timely as CAT is launching a major new educational initiative and resource this summer called WISE (the Wales Institute for Sustainable Education). WISE will provide a state-of-the-art environmental education centre, featuring 24 en suite study bedrooms, 200 seat rammed earth lecture theatre workshops, seminar rooms, laboratory, restaurant and bar.

    ++ Module Logistics and costs

    This course will take place in mid November 2010 and will be taught over one week, from Tuesday evening to Sunday afternoon.

    Registration for this course costs £325 unwaged, £500 waged and £675 company rate and includes full board accommodation, tuition and materials.

    Accommodation will be on our main site, in small simply furnished rooms, which contain 2-5 bunk beds. We have a few single rooms available for an extra £10 per night. There are common rooms available for relaxation, with facilities for making drinks. Meals are served in our wholefood vegetarian restaurant.

    ++ Module Content

    The module will be delivered by staff from the University of Leeds and CAT and will involve a mix of lectures, seminars, evening reading groups, debates and films, student led presentations, guest speakers and site tours and a social on Saturday evening.

    ++ Sessions include:

    Issues
    1.      Introduction: understanding rapid change
    2.      Climate Change: emergency code red?
    3.      The Energy crisis and peak oil
    4.      Environmental Justice: living in a toxic society
    5.      Land matters: the industrialisation of food and agriculture

    6.      Mid point reflection and summary

    Responses
    7.      Green capitalism and the corporate response
    8.      Government frameworks for change: from the local to the global
    9.      Grassroots civil society responses: localisation and transition towns
    10.    Social movements for change: radical ecological direct action
    11.    Conclusions and future scenarios

    ++ To register

    Tel: 01654 704952 Email: courses@... or www.cat.org.uk/courses for online booking.


    ++ More information

    For more information on the MA in Activism and Social Change see: www.activismsocialchange.org.uk or email the Programme Co-Manager: Dr Paul Chatterton p.chatterton@....

     

     

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