Being part of the solution: community approaches to sustainability
5 February 2018, 19:00 - 21:00
Lectures on the urgency of climate change and sustainability issues can leave people feeling scared and confused. What can we do as individuals? This discussion, chaired by Dr Alison Greig, Director of Education for Sustainability at ARU's Global Sustainability Institute, introduces a panel of local movers and shakers, people who have decided not to wait for political action, but to make change happen in their communities for themselves.
The panel includes:
- Chris Moller - Repair Cafes, electronic waste and Cambridge Carbon Footprint. A Cambridge engineering graduate and Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in electronics and telecoms, Chris is passionate about repairing what can be fixed and keeping stuff out of landfill. He has been instrumental in developing and running repair cafes in the UK and Ghana.
- Kath Austin - Moving toward a Zero Waste World. Kath is the young entrepreneur who founded BeeBee Wraps. BeeBee Wraps are reusable beeswax food wraps used in place of plastic. BeeBee Wraps are both beautiful and practical, and Kath's inspiration comes from her belief that ecologically responsible options should be inspiring as well as functional.
- Charlotte Synge - Permaculture, Food Sharing and Community Gardening. Charlotte is a permaculturist and orchardist who reclaimed a piece of waste city council owned ground near the centre of Cambridge to create Empty Common Community Garden. Open to anyone who wants to give it a go, the garden now produces a huge variety of food, provides training in organic and forest gardening techniques, and is a beautiful oasis and public space that everyone can enjoy.
- Johanna Korhonen - Vice President (ALSS), ARU Students' Union. Johanna takes her commitment to be accessible, approachable and accountable seriously. She wants students to be able to bring the ideas to her, and follow the progress of projects and campaigns across the university. Johanna has been an enthusiastic supporter of the sustainability agenda at ARU and is helping to establish a Green Society for students too.
Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.
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- 5 February 2018, 19:00 - 21:00
- Free to attend
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