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Saturday 2nd October - everyone invited!

Saturday 2nd October, Climate Action Festival DAY ONE, 10am-4pm at Harrogate College. This free, fun, informative day is aimed at all members of our local community - so please drop in to enjoy music, food and sustainable technologies on the theme of "What does the future look like?"

Free and no need to book - just turn up, there will be lots going on at various times during the day.

All day - for example:

  • See exciting machines, activities and even animals! (10 - 4pm).

  • Take part in an orienteering quiz (10 - 4pm)

  • Observe an eco-house being built on site (10 - 4pm).

  • Get your bike checked and simple repairs for free (10 - 4pm).

  • Food prepared and served in the Bistro (times tbc)

Try not to miss these time slots:

  • 11am - 12 noon: Climate Action Festival LAUNCH EVENT (speaker list below).

  • 12 noon: BESPOKE PERFORMANCE for Climate Action Festival by Leeds Conservatoire.

  • 2pm: PRIZES ANNOUNCED for children's Climate Friendly Ideas competition.

This day has been generously sponsored by Techbuyer UK, who have developed important ways to reduce the environmental damage from digital work and play (

Speakers, 11 - 12 noon:

  • Neil Coles, Chair of HDCCC – Opening address

  • Danny Wild, Principal of Harrogate College – The importance of skills and sustainability

  • Andrew Jones MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough – Skills and the Green Economy in our district

  • Prof. Andy Shepherd, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds – Climate change and how it affects Harrogate Clive Wilson, Author of “Designing the Purposeful World” – The importance of embedding sustainable development

  • Trevor Chapman, Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate – Short closing remarks and officially open the festival

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