MELKSHAM’S second climate festival, ClimateFest, takes place on Saturday 9th September at 1pm to 5pm at the Melksham Assembly Hall with the aim of bringing the community together to explore what we can all do to help fight the climate crisis.
“We find it easy to look ahead to the next days and weeks but planning for years or decades is harder,” says Graham Ellis, chair of Melksham Town Council’s Environment and Climate Working Group who are organising the event. “But the years are passing and we must look ahead at the changes we are making to our environment.
“Come along on 9th September. Listen to speakers on what we – you – can do locally to help. Ask questions of our panel. Do your own private audit and hear from others in our community about their audits about what they have done and will be doing.
“Festival-goers will have the chance to view displays and listen to speakers who will be sharing information on different topics to do with the climate. There will be a series of talks from experts to help inform people about subjects including electric buses and heat pumps plus from campaign groups like Extinction Rebellion.
“I encourage everyone to come along, bring your questions, bring your experiences. Learn and help others learn how we can help the environment and make a real difference here in Melksham as well as for the world. For you, for your children and for your grandchildren.
“It won’t be a fun afternoon – but it will be a thoughtful one and perhaps one that helps guide your lifestyle for years ahead.
“All are welcome, and entry is free. Please come along.”