Our Planet Our Future Speakers

Our Planet Our Future Sat 21 April

Seriously sustainable speakers in three acts. Tickets include FREE evening reception to meet the speakers (with real ale from Farr Brew). (£15, concessions available) More info and book now! https://ourplanet2018.eventbrite.co.uk.


Act One: six talks and performances including: Knowledge is power, Learning with nature, Housing for the future


Suzanne Dolan

Knowledge is power

People everywhere are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint. But what are the steps that you can take that will make the biggest difference?


Jessica Dolan

Plastic Fishing Only!

Jessica, age 7, has already made great steps to combat plastic pollution at the beach and in the Thames. Can she inspire you to make a difference?


Heidi Mansell

Learn with nature

Raising awareness of the fantastic green spaces in Harpenden and offering fun, practical examples of how people can learn in nature – featuring gems of local inspiration!

 


Juliet Troy, John Mole

Poetry reading

 

 


Charlene Clear

Imagining tomorrow’s homes

An insight into the near and distant future of new homes; energy, health and the role of technology.

 


Stefania Estacchini

Growing your home!

Practical and real examples of bioclimatic home extensions designed to save energy for heating, cooling and lighting without the need of using expensive renewable technology.

 


Act Two: six talks and performances including: Money matters, Investing in solutions, Art in the environment


Michael Wilkins

Money matters

To avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change, trillions are needed. But what makes the City invest in green initiatives and why does money matter?


Cam Ross

Investing in Solutions

Hear how a group of business angels from different backgrounds can use their experience and modest amounts of money to help green technology businesses.

 


Rubina Raut

Saving the planet once a month

Rubina will be talking about periods, taboos, environment and WUKA wear reusable eco-friendly period underwear.

 


Alan George, Juliet Troy

Poetry reading

 

 


Melissa Painter

Water, water, not a drop to drink

How can a country known for grey skies and drizzle be water scarce in South East? Find out simple ways to save water to suit your lifestyle.

 


Catherine Fenton

The art of the matter

Art can be an intriguing way to start a conversation about environmental issues, drawing the viewer in through an instinctive response to the imagery.


Act Three: six talks and performances including: How many? Alternative Foods, Active Travel, How we can all make a difference.


Stephen Bown

How many?

How human overpopulation and overconsumption are endangering our climate and environment. Both must be addressed for the security of future generations.

 


Darja Dobermann

The good, the bad and the bugly

Everything you want to know about edible insects as food or feed; what’s good, what’s bad and what’s just plain old media hype.

 

 


Davina Malcolm

Tikopia

How an island community took action to maintain sustainability.


Alister Barclay

From A to B

Active travel – walking, cycling, running, scooting – offers massive benefits to society. So what’s stopping us? We’ll examine barriers and how to overcome them.

 


Carolina Karlstrom

Low carbon woman

About the opportunities and challenges to live a low carbon lifestyle, seeking to inspire! No one can do everything and we can all do something.


Karl Wilding

Inspiring action – we count!

We know change is needed, but how does change happen? We have heard today from individuals making a difference; what can we each do now?