About the Carbon Lifestyle Tour

The Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour map

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.

The 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.

Get Involved In Events

Important Note

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.

Date Port Events
April 2007
April 8Clovelly

Starting at 15:00: Launch of the Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour by Geoffrey Cox MP.

Mukti Mitchell will talk on Low Carbon Lifestyles.
Clovelly is organising a send-off and ITV will attend. Please come to see and support this unique event.

April 11 Ilfracombe  
April 14 Swansea Presentation of Low Carbon Lifestyles at Mumbles Yacht Club, 19:30
April 17 Tenby  
April 21 Fishguard

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

April 24 Aberystwyth

Presentation at The Tree House Café at 18:00 Talk at CAT
Interview with Green TV
Interview with the Cambrian Times

April 26 Aberdovey

Visit to Centre for Alternative Technology

May 2007
May 4 Liverpool

Presentation on Low carbon Lifestyles at two Liverpool Schools

May 6 Liverpool

Low Carbon Lifestyle talk at Liverpool Marina Restaurant, Coburg Wharf, Sefton St at 17:30

May 8 Lancaster  
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
Interviews with Manx Radio, Manx Newspapers, Border Television and GMTV

May 18 Port Patrick

Interview with Galloway Gazette

May 19 Ayr  
May 20 Girvan

Interview with Carrick Gazette

May 24 Glasgow

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.
Interview on Sunny Govan Radio

May 26 Glasgow

The main event will be held at St Enoch's Square in the city centre.

  • Set up 09:30
  • Start 11:00
  • Bike ride 12:30-13:30
  • Official welcome 14:00
  • Low Carbon Lifestyle Talk 15:00
  • End 17:00

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 30Ardfern

Low Carbon Presentation in Ardfern Village Hall at 19:30. Check website or 0845 345 5075 to confirm dates near the time.

June 2007
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 9 Inverness TBA
June 12 Findhorn Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation. Upper Community Centre at the Park, Findhorn Foundation at 19:30 on the 12th June.
June 17 Aberdeen TBA
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
June 23 Edinburgh

The Main Event will be part of the Environmental Justice Festival held in Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge.

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.

If you or your organization/company would like to represent yourselves at this event please email Jay Ramsey (telephone 0131 553 4448), or Paul Taylor - environment@ewjf.org.uk.

July 2007
July 7 Newcastle TBA
July 13 Hartlepool

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
11.30am - 12.30 • Acoustic music by local recording artiste (tbc)
12.30 - 1pm • Global Peace and Justice talk
1 - 1.30pm • Hartlepool Fairtrade Town Steering Group talk
1.30-2pm • Tea break
2pm • Hartlepool Climate Change Officer talk
3pm • Energy Saving Trust talk.
4 - 4.30pm • Tea break
4.30pm • Judging of childrens painting competition. Presentation of prizes and photographs.
5pm onwards • Welcome Mukti
5.30pm • Carbon Tour talk
6.30pm • Book signing
7pm • Close.

Displays already confirmed by:

Hartlepool Global Peace and Justice
Tees Valley Rural Transport
Hartlepool Blind School
Energy Saving Trust
Various schools (art participation).

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 18 Grimsby TBA
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 23 Sheringham TBA
July 28 Gt Yarmouth TBA
July 31 Ipswich TBA
August 2007
Aug 3 Colchester

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 10 Greenwich TBA
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.
Aug 18 Westminster

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
1300 • Westminster - Present 1,000 Guides to The Houses of Commons and Lords (and break for a packed lunch on The Green at Westminster)
1430 • 10 Downing Street - Present 7 Guides for the Prime Minister
1515 • Clarence House - Present 10 Guides for HRH The Prince of Wales
1600 • Buckingham Palace - Present 12 Guides for Her Majesty the Queen
1645 • Talk on Low Carbon Lifestyles at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park

Aug 25 Ramsgate TBA
Aug 28 Rye TBA
September 2007
Sept 1 Brighton Brighton Climate Change

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
11:30 Caroline Lucas Local MEP Welcomes Mukti to Brighton
11:35 Daniel Vockins (Sussex University Student Union President)
11:50 Mukti Mitchell (Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour)
12:35 Q&A;

14:30pm - NEW ROAD, Brighton

14:30 Introduction to the afternoon by Compere Martin Grimshaw (Greenspeak)
14:35 Angry Sam (Hammer & Tongue) & Dizraeli (Bad Science)
14:50 Daniel Vockins (Sussex University Student Union President)
15:05 Aisha Hannibal (Brighton Peace & Environment Centre Coordinator)
15:20 Mukti Mitchell (Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour)
16:05 Q&A;

18:00 - BRIGHTON SEAFRONT, west of Brighton Pier

18:00 Press Call - Mayor Carol Theobald welcomes Mukti to Brighton & Hove
18:15 Keith Taylor (Green Party Councillor)
18:30 Mukti Mitchell (Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour)
19:15 Q&A;

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 8 Southampton


Sept 14 - 23 Southampton

The zero emission microyacht ‘Chance’ will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show from today until 23rd September.

Sept 20 Southampton

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.
Event Organizer: Rachel Vandermeeren, 01590 624842, rachel.vandermeeren@tiscali.co.uk
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October 2007
Oct 3 Poole

Run from Poole to Weymouth to accompany the tour. Starting 09:00 at Yacht Chance in Poole Harbour. Organised by national runner Dave Kelf - davidl@kelf.fsworld.co.uk

Oct 6 Weymouth TBA
Oct 9 Seaton & Lyme Regis

09:00-10:30 talk at Seaton Primary School
11:00 visit to Seaton Co-op supermarket
Lunch in Seaton - with Sustainable Living Environment Group
14:15-16:00 Woodroffe Secondary school in Lyme Regis
16:30-17:00 Visit to Lyme Regis Co-op (TBC)
17:30 Photo call and greeting by Lyme Regis Mayor (TBC) in the harbour / by the boat 'Chance'
18:30Supper c/o Lyme Go Zero
19.30 talk at Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Event Organizer: Candida Blaker - 01297 442121 / 07852 255773

Oct 14 Exeter

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.


Get Involved

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.

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