Tim Flan­nery to speak at Na­timuk

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

In­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed writer, sci­en­tist, ex­plorer and con­ser­va­tion­ist Tim Flan­nery will speak at a Na­timuk Community En­ergy gath­er­ing at Na­timuk Sol­diers Memo­rial Hall on Good Friday, March 30.

Mr Flan­nery will join in cel­e­brat­ing the community en­ergy group’s projects and talk on ‘Ris­ing to the cli­mate chal­lenge through em­pow­er­ing com­mu­ni­ties’.

Or­gan­is­ers have de­scribed Pro­fes­sor Flan­nery’s lec­ture as ‘an op­por­tu­nity to be inspired and informed by one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing thinkers on the planet and its fu­ture’.

He will dis­cuss how com­mu­ni­ties across Aus­tralia are cre­at­ing sus­tain­able en­ergy and em­ploy­ment so­lu­tions and will out­line the im­por­tance of these ini­tia­tives, as well as ex­plain some pro­grams that are as­sist­ing them.

Evening ac­tiv­i­ties will start with a cel­e­bra­tion of a 10-kilo­watt so­lar in­stal­la­tion at Na­timuk Show­ground Shear­ers Shed and an up­date on other NCE projects. These projects in­clude a so­lar farm on the east­ern edge of Na­timuk that will pro­duce enough elec­tric­ity to power the town.

Pro­fes­sor Flan­nery will then de­liver his pre­sen­ta­tion, fol­lowed by an au­di­ence ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion.

Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil has spon­sored the night, which has en­abled the group to keep ticket prices to $10 or $5 con­ces­sion.

Or­gan­is­ers are urg­ing peo­ple to pre-book on­line at www.try­book­ing.com/ujwn.

Guests have an in­vi­ta­tion to ar­rive early and so­cialise from 6.30pm on­wards. The pro­gram will start at 7.30pm.

All money gen­er­ated from the gath­er­ing will sup­port the Na­timuk So­lar Farm project.

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