10:10:10 Raising Awareness Celebration at the Great Laxey Wheel!
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 19:30
A week of school workshops, public lectures and locally sourced crafts and entertainment!
A public lecture on Energy Use on the Isle of Man will be hosted at the Manx Museum, Douglas Isle of Man by Peter Longworth, Isle of Man Government's Energy Initiatives Officer DEFA, on Saturday 2nd October at 2.00pm in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre.
Peter Longworth said- ‘In the recent past, energy was used very frugally on the Island and what we did use, came locally. Sail power was utilised for fishing and trade, horsepower for farm work and deliveries and wood or peat for heating the home. In 2010 we are now reliant on very elongated supply chains for food, consumables and energy compared to 50-100 years ago’.
The lecture will discuss how current thinking has come full circle with greater awareness of how reliant we are on others, and now making efforts to make use of natural resources like wind, biomass and home insulation can enable us to maintain modern comfort levels together with the importance of locally sourced food.
On 10th October 2010, there will be an opportunity to gather at the Great Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man, to celebrate the range of on Island events coordinated by the One World Centre and Manx National Heritage.
The event begins at 10am on Sunday morning and will finish at 7.30pm in the evening. Isle of Man railways have kindly orchestrated heritage trams to and from the site to promote public transportation. Unplugged music and guided talks will be coordinated to illustrate the use of energy in the past and future. The event promises fun for all. Manx National Heritage has kindly reduced the admission cost from £4.00 to £2.00 for the day. Advice on the reduction of energy use in the home will be given from 2pm until 5pm together with local producers, crafts people and entertainers.
School workshops will be run and coordinated by Anthea Young Manx National Heritage Education Services Officer and Stephanie Gray Waste Minimisation and Recycling Manager DEFA on Monday 4th October and Tuesday 5th October.
Children and families will be given an opportunity to complete the 10:10:10 energy trail!
Event Website: http://www.gov.im/mnh
Event Host: Manx National Heritage www.gov.im/mnh
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