EA Sustain – Day 1

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EA Sustain – Day 1

Saturday 14 January 2023 | 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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EA Sustain is a new festival about Environment, Culture and Entrepreneurship that seeks to build capacity and knowledge about sustainability by presenting top leaders and thinkers in environmentalism, sustainable entrepreneurship and Art x Environment.

The line-up includes Lord Deben, Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee, Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England, Patrick Holden, Co-Founder of Sustainable Food Trust, acclaimed nature writer Helen Macdonald, Charles Clover, author and Co-founder of Blue Marine Foundation, John Cherry, founder of Groundswell and Jake Fiennes, author and director of Holkham Nature Reserve.

The weekend will cover sustainable food, circular business, marine conservation, eco-fashion, Art X Environment, regenerative agriculture, nature writing and the world’s only carbon-negative nation, Bhutan.

In the words of EA Sustain founder, Joanne Ooi, “This is not another ESG conference – or gathering of nature lovers per se. Rather, the festival seeks to connect the dots between the environment and the ordinary person on the street, so they can understand how climate affects their lives every day.” 

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit www.easustain.com

 

Find out about day 2 here

 

Day 1 Programme

9:45 am: Welcome

Opening remarks by Lord Deben

 

10 – 10:50 am: Where are we now?

Speaker: Tony Juniper. £12

A snapshot of British environmental policy, including recent policy initiatives to curb carbon by 2030, and a report card on conservation by one of the nation’s most knowledgeable, experienced and influential environmentalists.

 

11 – 11:50 am: Sustainable Food

Speakers: Patrick Holden & Neil Ward. £12

How are soil, agricultural systems and nutrition interconnected and what do we need to do to make our food systems truly sustainable. What is the right balance to strike between the competing imperatives of restoring soil health, feeding the nation and cutting carbon?

This event is supported by Groundswell Agriculture.

 

12 – 12:50 pm: Hydrogen Cars & Circular Business

Speaker: Hugo Spowers. £12

The founder of the world’s first independent hydrogen car company, Riversimple, explains why hydrogen vehicles are a crucial part of the transportation mix and how Riversimple’s business model incentivises fuel efficiency. What can other industries learn from the company’s revolutionary circular business model?

 

1- 1:50 pm: The ABCs of Art Marketing – a workshop

Panelists: Simon Carter, Matthew Burrows & Joanne Ooi. FREE

A panel of artists and art marketing experts explain the principles and tools of professional art marketing and how to apply these rules in everyday art practice. They also discuss the crucial importance of why collaboration and joining forces is even more important when living outside a big city.

 

2 – 2:50 pm : Groundswell — a movement

Speakers: John Cherry & John Pawsey. £12

Two pioneers at the forefront of regenerative agriculture explain what regenerative agriculture is, the original inspiration for their groundbreaking projects (pun absolutely intended!) and the changes in farmers’ mindsets and practice that will be required to make the transition from industrial to regenerative farming.

This event is supported by Groundswell Agriculture.

 

3 – 3:50 pm: Reinventing Fashion

Speaker: Christina Dean. £12

Short of adopting a fully circular fashion economy and halting the manufacture of new clothes, what can the fashion industry do to minimise or repurpose waste, in terms of business models, technology and culture. On the flip side, how can consumers detect greenwashing and modify their own consumption to mitigate the industry’s damage to the environment.

 

4 – 5 pm: Art & Environment

Speakers: Veronica Sekules, Steve Waters & Kaitlin Ferguson. £12

Creative practitioners at the forefront of environmental art and sustainability explain how culture not only nourishes our souls by celebrating the beauty of nature, but can pave the way towards both personal awakening and environmental consciousness.

 

5:10 – 5:50 pm: Nature – for Millennials

Speaker: Sophie Pavelle. £10

The 27-year old science communicator and author of ‘Forget Me Not: Finding the forgotten species of climate-change Britain’ talks about her mission to awaken her own generation to the joys of nature, including the highs and lows of her low-carbon odyssey across Britain to study 10 species of wildlife, each one a microcosm of anthropogenic change.

 

6 – 7 pm: Planet Birdsong

Performers & Speaker: Conference of Birds and Peter Cowdrey. £15

A talk and performance by pianist and composer Peter Cowdrey. Cowdrey is the founder of Planet Birdsong and Conference of Birds. The former is a multi-disciplinary initiative that has developed tools and resources to support acoustic engagement with nature. The latter is the musical extension of Planet Birdsong; performing music directly inspired by bird sounds.

To purchase tickets, visit www.easustain.com

Find out about day 2 here

 

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EA Sustain – Day 2

Sunday 15 January 2023

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

EA Sustain is a new festival about Environment, Culture and Entrepreneurship that seeks to build capacity and knowledge about sustainability by presenting top leaders and thinkers in environmentalism, sustainable entrepreneurship and Art x Environment. Day 2 will cover sustainable food, agriculture, farming and marine conservation, and the world’s only carbon-negative nation, Bhutan.

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