The following talks are now available online:
Tim Chatterton (University of the West of England, Bristol.)
Dr Tim Chatterton asks what is the role of the individual, society and the state in responding issues such as climate change and public health?
Described as bringing ‘a new perspective’ on a key issue of our time.
Dawn Keyse (Lancaster Cohousing)
Dawn Keyse explains how Lancaster Cohousing are building 40 zero carbon homes with shared work and community facilities five years ahead of the Government’s timetable.
Described as: ‘Inspiring’ and ‘something I could get involved in..’
Hannah Smith (Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN))
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre estimates that 42 million people moved in 2010 as a result of disasters and 90% of these were climate related. But asks Hannah Smith, is the term ‘climate refugee’ appropriate or useful when discussing the issue and how we respond to it?
Described as ‘bringing a fresh perspective on a crucial issue’.
Ann Pettifor (PRIME (Policy Research in Macro Economics))
Ann Pettifor explains how national banks can at a stroke create credit to fund activities such as reconstruction following natural disasters, and argues that the same approach can be applied to financing the green transition.
Described as ‘a revolutionary idea’ and bringing a ‘fresh perspective’ on economics.
Richard Dunne (Head - Ashley Primary School)
Richard Dunne, Head of Ashley Primary School asks what we need our children to learn to create a truly sustainable future, and explains how the school has transformed its approach to energy, food, and the environment following a trip he made to Antarctica.
Described as ‘passionate‘, ‘inspiring‘ and ‘encouraging to the younger generation‘.
Arthur Potts Dawson (The People's Supermarket)
Arthur Potts Dawson is a chef, businessman and social entrepreneur. He is also passionate about food and its importance to our health and well being. Here he explains why we need to listen to food and the dangers to us as individuals, and society of a failure to do this.
Described as ‘hugely important’, and ‘passionate, inspiring and informative’.
Alice Ferguson & Amy Rose (Playing Out)
Alice Ferguson and Amy Rose explain why they believe that playing outside is crucial for children and the benefits that children, adults and communities gain from reclaiming residential streets for play.
Described as: ‘Simple and effective’, ‘a great idea’, and ‘inspirational’.
Adrian Campbell (ARUP)
Drawing on the Low2No project in Helsinki, Adrian Campbell of ARUP explains how the project has sought to close the gap between ambitions for more sustainable urban living and the reality of delivering a project to strict commercial targets and established market norms.
Described as ‘addressing the elephant in the room’.
John Gapper (Brighton & Hove City Council)
John Gapper explains how he has spent the last 35 years collecting and propagating wild flowers in Brighton and Hove, the impact on indigenous insects and butterflies and on local residents and communities.
Why ‘The secret gardener?’, because for nearly a decade in the sixties the policy of the local authority was to eliminate rather than cultivate wildflowers and John’s collection and propagation of wildflower seeds had to be conducted in secret.
Described as: ‘Inspirational and visionary’.