Workshops

For upcoming webinars, please see the CK Futures News and Events page

28 April 2021, 7.00 pm - "Climate Change, Cheltenham and Charlton Kings - how communities can change the future" - Raechel Kelly (The Liminality) webinar
Raechel Kelly of The Limnality considered the folowing questions in her webinar: What is climate change? How can I do anything about it? Even thinking about it all is overwhelming and the solutions are too expensive right? Participants were invited to come along to this informal talk to find out more about the climate crisis and how they can turbo charge their ndividual actions to create real change.

Thank you to Raechel for a really informative and thought-provoking presentation. And thanks to the 30+ residents who attended and asked some great questions. Raechel covered lots of ground, the basics of climate change, Individual Action as well as System Change ("both are required") and the actions that we can take as Consumers and as Citizens.

'We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children'

About the presenter: Raechel Kelly is a local mother of three who works in the sustainability sector, helping organisations of all sizes tackle complex environmental and social issues. She is also working with local charity Vision 21 on an exciting new project 'Planet Cheltenham', which aims to empower Cheltenham's citizens to take meaningful action on climate change. Before setting up her sustainability consultancy The Liminality, Raechel spent 13 years working in sustainable finance. CLICK HERE: YOUTUBE LINK: "CLIMATE CHANGE, CHELTENHAM AND CHARLTON KINGS - HOW COMMUNITIES CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE"

Raechel answered lots of questions during the webinar but there were a few she didn't get to. Here are Raechel's post-webinar responses to those questions that didn't quite make it on the night!

25 April 2021 - Interview with BBC Radio Gloucestershire about the CK Futures Carbon Footprint Challenge

In an interview on BBC Radio Gloucestershire with Kate Clark, Cllr Felicity Parnham speaks about how CK Futures is helping to make Charlton Kings a more sustainable parish and reduce its carbon emissions. She talks about the footprint facts to be found on Charlton Kings streets and encourages us all to calculate our carbon footprint using the WWF carbon calculator CLICK HERE: YOUTUBE LINK: CK FUTURES CARBON FOOTPRINT CHALLENGE BBC RADIO INTERVIEW

24 March 2021 – "Path to One Tonne" – Mike Bush webinar

Mike Bush, a Charlton Kings Resident, talked about his 'Path to One Tonne'. Listen to Mike as he tells his story – from his family's decision to reduce their carbon footprint through the changes made to their home. Mike Bush is a local Charlton Kings resident and retired Energy Adviser. From 2007 onwards he took steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their 1930s household, from a whopping 18 tonnes to 1 tonne per person. This involved investigating technologies that were available at the time and installing insulation, triple glazing, solar thermal water heating, wood-burning stoves, photovoltaics, battery backup and adding a passive solar extension to his house. Hear how these measures successfully reduced his carbon footprint. You can watch the webinar Mike delivered for CK Futures using the following link. CLICK HERE: YOUTUBE LINK "PATH TO ONE TONNE"