Next Saturday, the 15th - at the Schumacher Lectures in Bristol - engage with the changes for good that are happening in our communities, with the help and inspiration people who are active at the leading edge of this transformation. Amazing things are happening, people are waking up and making a contribution. Come and share your story!
Once again, the Schumacher Lectures will be an important aspect of this year’s Bristol Big Green Week (15th – 23rd June). The main Lectures are on the opening Saturday, June 15th, at our traditional venue, which has been renamed ‘City Hall’.
For 25 years sustainable development has been held up as the solution to the world’s problems. But instead we have had ever more pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. Sustainability has been abused like few other terms in history. It is time to think not just about sustaining the world’s badly damaged ecosystems and human communities, but about regenerating them instead.
The Schumacher Lectures on 15th June are aiming to map out steps towards regenerative development – in the context of climate change, urban futures, environmental policy and new approaches to ethics in a deeply materialist world.
Our speakers are among those leading this movement – cities expert Herbert Girardet; Satish Kumar – editor of Resurgence; Jane Davidson, former Welsh environment minister; Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement; Mary Clear of Incredible Edible Todmorden; European planner Michael Schwarze-Rodrian and Carbon Coach Dave Hampton. In the afternoon, there will be a choice of workshops, including one with Transition's Inez Aporte, exploring 'the power of a new economic story', and to ensure that our spirits dance at the highest level throughout the day, we welcome back our favourite poet, Matt Harvey.
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