PACT has worked hard over the last 10 years to start making Penrith plastic bag free, promote community gardening and raise awareness of the problems of climate change, limited resources and how to achieve economic sustainability. We've worked well with local partners such as Cumbria Action for Sustainability and Freegle - and helped directly or indirectly many local organisations such as Opt-4 and the local credit union - with the help of many local volunteers and funding from The Big Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cumbria Waste Prevention Fund and the Eden Community Fund.
Please help us work out what to over the next 10 years eg extending our current campaign on plastics.
If you wish, please bring a lunch to share at 1pm.
- Bring and share lunch / introductions (half an hour)
- What PACT has achieved over last 10 years (feedback from PACT people: 3-5 minutes per person) (half an hour max)
- PACT today - where did it come from, original aims, current position, need to re-energise and decide how we move forwards (John Bodger -15 minutes?)
- Our challenge: Update on COP Convention on Climate change and what does it mean for community groups? (Paul Allen – 20 minutes)
- PACT in the Future. Group sessions including feedback and discussion (1 hour)
- what should PACT’s vision be and what should we focus on?
- how can we engage a wider community of people to help them live a more sustainable life?
- Next steps, forthcoming events and wrap up
Here's a video from 2010 on our first two years - see all our films.