Next week sees an interesting speaker come to Trill Farm, Axminster:
Prof. Herbert Girardet is an author, filmmaker and international consultant specializing in ‘regenerative development’. He is co-founder, former program director and honorary member of the World Future Council. Recipient of a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental services, he has been consultant to UNEP, UN-Habitat, and cities such as London, Vienna, Riyadh and Bristol. He has authored many TV documentaries, such as “Far From Paradise”, “Jungle Pharmacy” and “Halting the Fires”, as well 13 books such as “Cities, People, Planet“ and “Creating Regenerative Cities”.
In 2003, Herbert was inaugural ‘Thinker in Residence’ in Adelaide, defining eco-development strategies for South Australia most of which have since been implemented. From 1996 to 2008 he was chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK. Herbert is a member of the World Academy of Art and Science, an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a patron of the Soil Association, UK, and a visiting professor at University of the West of England.
Girardet, Herbert • Club of Rome
Prof. Herbert Girardet - World Future Council
Herbert Girardet - Beyond Sustainability Bristol Green Week Schumacher lectures 2013 - YouTube
Here are the details of the talk and supper:
Trill Farm: Supper & Conversation
Friday, May 10th - An Economy for a Sustainable Future
Speaker: Herbert Girardet
One of Trill Farm’s Supper and Conversation evenings coming up looks interesting for anyone grappling with finding solutions for the threats to our planet. More information. Tickets are available for £5 for the talk or £30 for talk and supper.
Extract from their web site:
“Humanity is engaged in an attempt to build prosperous economies across the world, yet current economic practices are threatening the very future of humanity and the natural world. In the face of a looming earth emergency, can new thinking lead us to new practices?
To address the deteriorating condition of our home planet in the Anthropocene, there is an emerging consensus that we need to think towards ‘regenerative’ practices: It is not sufficient to try and just sustain the global environment in an increasingly depleted and polluted condition. The world is a dynamic and ever-changing place, life is continuously renewed through the action of great variety of interconnected forces. Could modern economies operate in a similarly regenerative manner?”
Trill Farm - S&C: AN ECONOMY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE