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
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?
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?
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!
Imagining tomorrow’s homes
An insight into the near and distant future of new homes; energy, health and the role of technology.
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
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?
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.
Saving the planet once a month
Rubina will be talking about periods, taboos, environment and WUKA wear reusable eco-friendly period underwear.
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.
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.
How human overpopulation and overconsumption are endangering our climate and environment. Both must be addressed for the security of future generations.
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.
How an island community took action to maintain sustainability.
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.
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.
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?