Donald Trump may have pulled the US out of the Paris climate agreement but here in Peterborough organisations, individuals, and communities are coming together to show that understanding and caring for the environment is vitally important.
Peterborough is home to one of the longest running and largest Green Festivals in the UK, and this year it takes on a new life as ‘Planet B’.
Planet B encompasses a two-week programme of events, performances, film screenings, workshops, commissioned artworks, and a conference – all around encouraging discussion and debate on sustainability.
The environmental charity PECT, working alongside arts organisation Metal and The Green Backyard and with funding from Arts Council England, will be running Planet B from Saturday 29th July through to Saturday 12th August 2017.
The environment is a huge subject that can often feel hard to get to grips with, but Planet B is asking: ‘What needs to happen for people to understand the issues, become more resilient together and take positive actions?’Looking at the key themes of how communities can become more adaptable, what lifestyles and habits we need to change, and how we can learn from the past, Planet B will include an environmental conference, film screenings, debates, theatre and much more, meaning there will be plenty of activities for residents to get involved with!
“We want Planet B to be both relevant locally to Peterborough, but also to engage with wider contemporary environmental thinking and developments,” explains PECT’s Karen Igho.
“It is challenging to consider alternative ways of living to what has become the norm but the process of questioning these and considering what would lead to a fair and respectful global community is what the focus of ‘Planet B’ is.”
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