The final two days of Sustainable Living in the Heatons online festival, the Heatons Climate Action Festival, takes place on 19th and 20th September.
Held entirely online, webinar sessions for the second weekend of the festival will discuss a diverse range of topics, including an introduction to electric cars, advice on making your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, and advice for residents and businesses for reducing food and plastic waste.
Sustainable Living in the Heatons will also host a panel discussion of figures from the area’s business community of how local businesses can do their part. Panellists confirmed for the event include SMBC Director of Place Management, Mark Glynn, as well as La Cantina and Produce Hall owner, Steve Pilling. Discussion will focus on some of the inspiring ideas for tackling the climate emergency that are circulating among local businesses and within the community.
The festival aims to educate on what can be done both as an individual and the Heatons as a community to adapt and support behavioural change in order to reverse anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity loss for the benefit of future generations.
The four-day festival began on the weekend of 12th and 13th September, and all the discussions and presentations held have now been uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing, including the Heatons Youth Climate Commission Takeover, which saw Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, among others, quizzed on behalf of young people in the Heatons on how they will be helping the area achieve its clean green future.
Webinar sessions for the final weekend of the Heatons Climate Action Festival on the 19th and 20th December will be held via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. The full programme of events as well as links to register attendance can be found on the festival’s website.