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CK Futures welcomes local residents to free, monthly talks on varied subjects including composting, recycling, electric vehicles and all things climate related. These talks are free of charge.

Talks are held at various places in Charlton Kings including the Stanton Hall on Church Piece and FRONT Community Hub on London Road.

We are also planning on running some talks in volunteer's gardens and the local Community Allotment over the coming months.

September CK Futures Film

Join us in the Stanton Hall in Charlton Kings to see the powerful and inspiring environmental film 2040, being screened by CK Futures as part of The Great Big Green Week.

This free showing is bought to you in collaboration with Cheltenham Borough Council.

While many environmental films focus on the damage being done to the planet that threatens human existence, this documentary-style film 2040 focuses instead on solutions.

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.

Watch the trailer https://youtu.be/sR51ZDNSRFQ

Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralised renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.

This journey is the central premise for the documentary '2040', a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what 'could be', instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.

The film is being screened on Friday 30th September at the Stanton Hall on Church Piece, Church Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8AR. Doors open at 7.00pm (refreshments available) and the film will begin at 7.30pm. There will be a discussion about the film afterwards.

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this event free via Eventbrite.

Summer Break for July and August

June CK Futures Talk

Join us at Community Hub at FRONT on London Road, Sixways as Tom Whipple, Science Editor of the Times, and Patricia Thornley, Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering explore the science, some of the solutions available to us, and discuss how Government, business, communities and individuals can play their part in tackling climate change.

The talk is on Weds 8th June at the Community Hub at FRONT, Sixways, Charlton Kings. Doors will open at 7.30pm (refreshments available) and the talk will start at 8pm.

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this event free via Eventbrite.

May CK Futures Talk

Join us in the Stanton Hall next to the Charlton Kings Library as Rob Gould, the Cotswold Forager and Jenn Haigh, owner of Little Hoots Forest School in Charlton Kings, talk to us about family activities to engage children in nature.

Love the great outdoors but want to engage your children beyond going for walks?

Rob and Jenn are ready to answer your questions in an informal setting where you will have lots of opportunities to ask questions.

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this event free via Eventbrite.

April CK Futures Talk

Join us in the Stanton Hall next to the Charlton Kings Library as Mike Bush, Gloucestershire Master Composter, teaches us about composting, worm poo and comfrey tea!

Know nothing about composting or your composting attempts fail?

Are you successfully composting but would like to find out about other composting methods such as leaf mould, vermicomposting and active aerated compost teas.

Mike is ready to answer all your questions and set you on the path to composting success!

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this free event via Eventbrite

March CK Futures Talk

Join us in the Stanton Hall next to the Charlton Kings Library as Karen Watson, Environmental Partnerships Manager at Cheltenham Borough Council, joins us to dispel the myths and explain the destinations of your kerb side recycling.

Cheltenham Borough Council is keen to engage with the local community to look at new ways of doing things to improve the recycling service in the future. Share your thoughts on how they might collect different plastics at kerbside and how they can make it easy for residents to increase levels of recycling in Cheltenham.

A great opportunity to ask questions and help to shape the future of recycling in Cheltenham.

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this free event via Eventbrite.

February CK Futures Talk

Join us in the Stanton Hall next to the Charlton Kings Library as Councillor Max Wilkinson, cabinet member for climate emergency, talks us through the Borough Council's Climate Emergency Action Plan.

The Plan sets the pathway to a Net Zero Borough, while highlighting the shared responsibilities across different levels of authority, including the Borough Council, County Council and government, as well as communities and businesses

This is a free event hosted by CK Futures, a Charlton Kings Parish Council Initiative.

You can book this free event via Eventbrite.

Last updated: Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:43