About the Carbon Lifestyle Tour
The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour is a 6-month voyage around Britain in the revolutionary zero-emission Explorer Microyacht, to promote the benefits of low carbon living. The tour will visit forty ports including Swansea, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, London and Southampton, liaising with regional and national media to reach an audience of 12 million.
The message is that low carbon lifestyles - a life that creates less carbon dioxide - is easy, fun, saves money and improves your quality of life. A website, fliers and handbook accompany the tour, which launches from Clovelly, Devon, at 15:00 Easter Sunday 8th April, and ends in Exeter, on the 14th October 2007. (Clovelly to Exeter was covered by Mukti Mitchell in ‘Chance’ during the Southwest Low Carbon Tour in 2005.)
Following the success of the Resurgence Personal Carbon Dioxide Calculator (first in an independent survey of carbon calculators on-line), Mukti Mitchell has written a guidebook to accompany the tour, called “The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles”
The Guide is quick to read, inexpensive, and for readers of all backgrounds. It contains 10 chapters on the 10 aspects of a low carbon lifestyle: electricity use, food, transport, shopping, insulation, waste disposal, entertainment, energy sources, the workplace and holidays.
The Guide is available as a free electronic download for the duration of the tour (see the downloads page of this site), you can order hard copies by mail, or pick up a copy at a talk or event during the tour.
2007 Sail Tour
Mukti set sail on Easter Day, 2007, you are able to watch his progress on this site. Here is the itinerary so you can see when he'll be sailing into a port near you.
Destinations in bold are accurate, others +/- 7 days depending on weather.
Progress is dependent on weather and safety. Check the website or call 0845 345 5075 for progress reports.
Starting at 15:00: Launch of the Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour by Geoffrey Cox MP.
Mukti Mitchell will talk on Low Carbon Lifestyles.
|April 14||Swansea||Presentation of Low Carbon Lifestyles at Mumbles Yacht Club, 19:30|
Welcome by Mayor at Old Town Quay at 3pm with members of the press attending.
Presentation by Mukti Mitchell at Celtic Diving, Goodwick Parrog, Fishguard at 19:30
Presentation at The Tree House Café at 18:00
Talk at CAT
Visit to Centre for Alternative Technology
Presentation on Low carbon Lifestyles at two Liverpool Schools
Low Carbon Lifestyle talk at Liverpool Marina Restaurant, Coburg Wharf, Sefton St at 17:30
|May 9||Douglas IOM||
Talk to Friends of The Earth
|May 10||Douglas IOM||
Presentation before screening of "An Inconvenient Truth"
|May 11||Douglas IOM||
Two talks at Douglas Comprehensive School
|May 18||Port Patrick||
Interview with Galloway Gazette
Interview with Carrick Gazette
Talk at Gal Gael
|May 25||Glasgow Science Centre||
Mukti will be sailing up the Clyde today. Joined on the water by Gal Gael rowing in one of their handcrafted traditional Scottish Longboats, the Glasgow Sea Scouts in their Dinghies and other river users, the whole flotilla will arrive at Glasgow Science Centre for 19:00.
The main event will be held at St Enoch's Square in the city centre.
Local organizations and businesses involved include:
‘Chance’ will be in the Square alongside Gal Gael’s traditional 23' Yole (longboat). Mukti Mitchell will give a talk and sign copies of the ‘Guide to Low Carbon Living’. There will be displays, interactive stalls, talks, activities, workshops, bike tours, guided walks, live music from local bands and much more.
|May 29 or 30||Ardfern||
Low Carbon Presentation in Ardfern Village Hall at 19:30. Check website or 0845 345 5075 to confirm dates near the time.
|June 2||Oban||Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation at Corran Halls, Studio Theatre. 19:00|
|June 5||Fort William||Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation. Details TBA|
|June 12||Findhorn||Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation. Upper Community Centre at the Park, Findhorn Foundation at 19:30 on the 12th June.|
|June 22||St Andrews||Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation.
19:30-20:40 on Friday 22 June, St.Andrews Episcopal Church, Queen's Terrace, St.Andrews. Church office contact number: 07847 620151
Individuals and organizations involved include; Amnesty International; World Development Movement Scotland; Life Mosaic; Melting Pot; Friends of the Earth; Environmental Law Foundation; Mandy Meikle; Amy McNeese-Mechan; Christian Aid; Heidi Brachram.
Mukti Mitchell will be giving a talk on Low Carbon Lifestyles at 2pm and copies of his book 'A guide to Low Carbon Living' will be available for sale.
For a full programme of the event please see Environmental Justice: Sat 23rd June.
The Green Party Carbon FREE Event
Friday 13th July (now there's a memorable day!).
From 11am to 7pm at the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club in the Marina. Refreshments Available
The running order at present is as follows:
11.00am • Open and set up
Displays already confirmed by:
Hartlepool Global Peace and Justice
|July 14||Scarborough||Presentation on Low Carbon Lifestyles at The Central Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough. 14:00|
|July 17||Bridlington||Bridlington Community Resource Centre 19:00
Contact Chris King 01482 391721
|July 21||Wells Next the Sea||Presentation and questions on Low Carbon Lifestyles with Mukti Mitchell. 18:30 - 20:30. Whin Hill Cider, Stearmans Yard, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1BW|
|July 28||Gt Yarmouth||TBA|
10:45 - Cllrs Chris Fox and Maria Iacovou welcome Mukti Mitchell to Wivenhoe Quay
11:15 • cycle Wivenhoe Trail / or take train to Colchester (11:16 train arrives Colchester Town 11:24). Peter Lynn welcomes Mukti to Colchester
12:00 • tour of Farmers’ Market with Andrew Wilkinson (en-form), followed by lunch
13:00 • talk at the Friends Meeting House (one hour)
15:00 • back to Wivenhoe Quay. Cycle Wivenhoe Trail / or take train (leaves Colchester Town 14:57, arrives Wivenhoe 15:04)
19:30 • Wivenhoe Sailing Club. Mukti will give a talk on Low Carbon Lifestyles, answer questions and be available to sign books.
Contact: Pam Nelson, Colchester & District Green Party: Tel: 01206 525480 Mobile: 07812 209862
|Aug 15||Internet||Talk to Mukti live on-line - Wednesday 15 August from 6-8pm. Visit www.co-operative.coop, become a member and join Mukti in a live on-line discussion to talk about his journey around the UK since setting sail from Clovelly in Easter, and what lifestyle changes we can all make to cut down our impact on the environment.|
Walk to present over 1,000 copies of The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles to the Government of the United Kingdom as gifts to assist them in their work to reduce the nation's carbon dioxide emissions.
Schedule of the Walk
1100 • Tower Hill - Departing from the small green North of the Tower of London
Brighton Climate Change will host a day of outdoor presentations in Brighton and Hove.
Mukti will be joined by guests at three locations around the City, where he will discuss his tour, Climate Change and easy solutions to the overwhelming challenge of our times.
11:30 - GEORGE ST, Hove
11:15 Press Call
14:30pm - NEW ROAD, Brighton
14:30 Introduction to the afternoon by Compere Martin Grimshaw (Greenspeak)
18:00 - BRIGHTON SEAFRONT, west of Brighton Pier
18:00 Press Call - Mayor Carol Theobald welcomes Mukti to Brighton & Hove
The events will be supported by some exciting Brighton Climate Change theatrics - expect a carnival atmosphere and great family entertainment throughout the day.
|Sept 5||Cowes IOW||16:30 - Press Call - Cowes Marina
19:30 - Low Carbon Lifestyle Talk - Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, Birmingham Road
Contact: Nette Robinson or tel: 01983 295736 or 07876 755114
|Sept 14 - 23||Southampton||
The zero emission microyacht ‘Chance’ will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show from today until 23rd September.
Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation by Mukti Mitchell and Caroline Lucas MEP at National Oceanographic Centre. Thursday 20th September 15:00-17:00
|Sept 29||Lymington and Brockenhurst||
10:00 - Low Carbon Talk at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Members and invitation only.
The Low Carbon Trade Fair - 2.30 to 5.30pm at Brockenhurst Village Hall, at the top of Highwood Road off Sway Rd.
Mukti Mitchell - Low Carbon Lifestyle Talk - 4pm.
Run from Poole to Weymouth to accompany the tour. Starting 09:00 at Yacht Chance in Poole Harbour. Organised by national runner Dave Kelf - email@example.com
|Oct 9||Seaton & Lyme Regis||
09:00-10:30 talk at Seaton Primary School
Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour Grand Finale Events
Dave Kelf, well known Devon based runner (who organises the popular annual off-road Grizzly Run), will lead different distance runs upto 11 miles as part of the low carbon celebration of the conclusion of Mukti's sailing adventure around the UK to promote low carbon lifestyles. The runs will start at the Piazza Terrracina, Haven Banks, Exeter at 09.30am and reach as far as the Turf Lock Hotel along canal-side tracks. The aim will be to return to the Piazza by 11.30am. All runners and cyclists, whatever ability, are welcome to come along and take part in this celebration of health and well-being and to be there to congratulate Mukti on his wonderful achievement. The more the merrier. Please arrive by 09.15am if you wish to take part.
You are invited to get involved in events in any way you wish, including displaying your low carbon products. Contact the event organisers listed by each event.