Sustainable Wantage is helping to organise a talk by Guinness World Record holder, author and explorer Jason Lewis, as part of the 2016 ‘Wantage not just Betjeman’ literary festival. The talk, sponsored by the the MidCounties Co-operative Campaigns Fund, will explore sustainability lessons drawn from different communities around the world who live within their finite resources. It will follow an earlier talk Jason is giving on the same day entitled ‘To the Brink’ where he’ll talk about his 13-year adventure circumnavigating the globe using human power alone.
Jason will pose on the question, ‘How do you live your life so you’re part of the solution to a sustainable future, not part of the problem?’, and focus on 7 sustainability principles: water security, food sustainability, waste matters, clean mobility, energy efficiency, sharing solutions and skills opportunities. After the talk, the bar will be open and Sustainable Wantage and other CAGs will showcase projects relating to these different principles in Oxfordshire and the discussion will open out to explore transferable lessons from across the world. Sustainable Wallingford will feature the topic of water
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It should be a fun interactive evening so we do hope you can join us! Tickets are £6 and are available from Madhatter Bookshop, the Beacon (Saturday mornings only) and Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, or can be ordered online from the festival website http://www.wantagebetjeman.com/