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The place is program. The Adlerkino in Haslach is a symbol of what it takes to ensure that local centers are not thinned out or die out. The vacant house in the center of the Mühlviertler community was bought by Gerald Ornetzeder, refurbished and is once again a local cultural supplier – and on November 25th the scene of the TEDx Haslach Countdown Event. The talk is about the climate and everything that has to do with it.

TED is the abbreviation of Technology, Entertainment and Design and a format in which lectures and live speakers enable in-depth discussions on a topic. Experts impart knowledge and conclude with a joint discussion. The x stands for independent. The organizers Edith Öller and Philipp Grill made a conscious decision to hold a talk in the countryside.

The will to make a difference

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The two creative minds met almost two months ago at a Creative Region event in Linz, got talking, had the idea and implemented it very quickly. “We’re just agile,” says Grill with a laugh. With Peter Baumüller, who is responsible for the music culture club Lembach, and Matthias Gahleitner, head of the Noppen Air music festival in Neusserling, two comrades-in-arms quickly found themselves.

“We want to bring the climate issue to the country, where the effects of the climate crisis have long been seen and felt,” says Grill, talking about soil sealing, depopulated town centers or damage caused by storm disasters in nature. “If you want to make a difference, you shouldn’t take the easiest path.”

So many questions are asked and answered in Haslach. Can we still save the climate? Is there such a thing as green growth? What does sustainable consumption look like? Does sustainable mobility also work in rural areas? Why do we prefer to deceive ourselves instead of living climate-friendly? Is politics enough?

Many experts, many opinions

The experts who will speak at the Adlerkino in Haslach on November 25 from 7 p.m. are:

Franziska Brandner, student and press officer of “Fridays for Future Linz”

Thomas Brudermann, sustainability researcher and psychologist at the University of Graz

Kirsten von Elverfeldt, scientist and author who teaches at the University of Klagenfurt, among other things, in the areas of climate change and social-environmental relations

Nunu Kaller, consumer critic and author

Verena Mischitz, video journalist and moderator (climate journalism network)

Lina Mosshammer, mobility expert, Verkehrsclub Österreich

Viktoria Pichler, expert for circular economy and innovation at the company platform respACT and part of the founding team of the Circular Economy Forum Austria

Anna Hehenberger, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne

Sigrid Stagl, environmental economist and author from WU Vienna

The aim of the event is clear: to obtain many opinions from experts so that everyone can form their own picture of where they, the country, the region are at the moment. “We want to give a basic overview of the topic of climate protection and the necessary measures to at least stop climate change a little, and also go into detail about the situation in rural areas,” says Grill. Information and registration: tedxhaslach.com

Source: Nachrichten

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