Published: 17 October 2019 at 15:00
Friends of the Earth’s Craig Bennett to give annual Ruskin Lecture at ARU
The CEO of charity Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, will examine the concept of progress, from an environmental perspective, at a celebration event at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
Mr Bennett, one of the country’s top environmental campaigners, will give the annual Ruskin Lecture, looking at the evolution of the concept of progress, what it means, what it should mean, and who are the enemies of progress.
Mr Bennett was appointed CEO of Friends of the Earth in 2015, and has led campaigns against fracking, the reversal of bee population decline, and for cleaner air. As CEO, he is shaping Friends of the Earth as an organisation fit to fight the environmental challenges of the 21st century, with a focus on grass-roots campaigning.
Professor Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at ARU, said:
“Craig Bennett is a hugely influential environmental campaigner and someone who has very strong links to Cambridge and the region. He is the ideal person to explore how we as a society define ‘progress’ and whether it is helping or hindering the environment.”