Practical Action – World Development while saving the Planet

Practical Action – World Development while saving the Planet

Working within planetary boundaries has always been at heart of Practical Action’s international development work.  Shrewsbury based Nicola Craddock will discuss how the vision of her father, EF Schumacher, is still driving the organisation today.

Small scale solar means access to energy everywhere

Rachel Hudson, fundraising and communications director, will take the audience on a journey around the world looking at examples of pioneering work.

Small is Still Beautiful

Practical Action’s ambition is to transform the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.  The charity supports struggling smallholder farmers to adapt to climate threats, and works with communities to mitigate the risks of climate hazards.  We shall hear how the charity brings together high and low tech weather forecasting techniques, and uses sustainable small and medium scale solar and hydro generation to widen vital access to energy for those who would otherwise have to wait another generation for electricity.


Nicola at Practical Action’s 50 year celebration in 2016

Climate change challenges us all, and we rightly focus most of our attention on our own surroundings and lifestyles. This talk will lift our eyes to the wider world, where some of the poorest communities on the planet are struggling to find models of development that build in resilience and are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Entry is free to Stretton Climate Care members, £3 to non-members.


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