Bristol’s Big Green Week
Once again, the Schumacher Lectures were an important aspect of Bristol Big Green Week. The main Lectures were on the opening Saturday at our traditional venue, City Hall. We also had 2 other events – the first featuring economist Charles Eisenstein and Jacqueline McGlade, former director of the European Environment Agency; and the second a look at some huge changes happening in ‘Beyond (Party) Politics’.
Schumacher Lectures 2013
Saturday, 15th June – Bristol City Hall (AKA Council House), 10am – 5pm
Beyond Sustainability – Towards a Regenerative Economy
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. And to ensure that our spirits dance at the highest level throughout the day, we welcome back our favourite poet, Matt Harvey.
Tuesday, 18th June – Arnolfini, 8.30 – 10pm
With Charles Eisentstein and Jacqueline McGlade
Professor Jacqueline McGlade