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Inclusive sustainability - because people matter.

The Schumacher Institute

Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Bristol, United Kingdom

Inclusive sustainability - because people matter.

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Do you think the sustainability movement needs to hear from a wider range of people?

Are you interested in how Bristol can fight for increased social equity at the same time as protecting the environment?

Help us open up new dialogues about how sustainability action can challenge marginalisation and explore some of the solutions for a more representative sustainability movement. 

Providing a platform for a variety of voices, this Schumacher Institute Futures Conference will challenge attendees with the realities of the lack of local, national and global representation in the environmental movement and the associated issues. Our range of speakers will demonstrate how the scale and complexity of sustainability problems means solutions need to draw upon a truly diverse range of knowledge, needs and perspectives. 

Any questions, please contact Emmelie Brownlee (emmelie@schumacherinstitute.org.uk).

NB: In order to create ticket price flexibility, we will not be providing lunch. We hope that you will understand that this is done so we can make the event as accessible as possible to a wide range of people. We will be providing refreshments throughout the day and cake at lunchtime!

We have chosen an event space that is DDA compliant and is accessible with onsite disabled parking. If you have any questions about access or facilities, please contact The Park (http://www.theparkknowle.org.uk/) or Emmelie Brownlee (emmelie@schumacherinstitute.org.uk).


Agenda:

9.30 – 10.00

Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.20

Welcome and introduction to the work of the Schumacher Institute

 

Jenneth Parker

10.20 – 10.50

Disability is NOT inability: What disabled people can contribute to sustainability.

 

Dr Sue Porter

10.50 – 11.20

[tbc]

 

Marvin Rees

11.20 – 11.30

Coffee

11.30 – 12.00

‘Real Economy’ – making fresh, healthy, local food available to all sectors of the city

 

Ciaran Mundy

12.00 – 12.30

The Tredegar Deep Place Study: An Argument for Place-Based Economic Transition

 

Prof. Dave Adamson OBE and Dr Mark Lang

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 14.00

Common Roots: Mapping the links between social justice and environmental sustainability

 

Kat Wall

14.00 – 14.05

Introduction to afternoon workshops

14.05 – 15.45

Afternoon Workshops

 

Bristol is European Green Capital 2015. What actions would you like to see happen in 2015 and beyond to improve inclusion in the sustainability movement?

15.45 – 16.30

Feedback from workshops and summary of ideas for action

 

Speaker Bios:

• Kat Wall: As a member of the Social Policy Team at the New Economics Foundation, Kat is involved with the Towards a New Social Settlement project. Working in partnership with Oxfam, this initiative is examining the future of our welfare system, the natural environment it relies on and the people it serves.
• Dr Sue Porter: With a background in social work, social policy and practice development, Sue has recently been working on Walking Interconnections – an AHRC funded research project that reflects on the voice of disabled people reflecting on environmental concerns.
• Marvin Rees: Marvin works in public health, has a background working with international development organisations, with political activists in the US and UK and as a BBC journalist and radio presenter. He may also be known to many as the runner-up in Bristol’s first mayoral election.
• David Adamson OBE: Dave is the Chief Executive of the Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales (CREW). He has extensive experience of research, evaluation and policy development in regeneration related areas and has worked with a wide range of regeneration partners including the Welsh Government, third sector organisations, RSLs and local authorities in Wales. His current interests include social sustainability, regeneration policy, measuring impact, community, empowerment and sustainable local economic development.
• Ciaran Mundy: Ciaran is a director of the Bristol Pound. He is currently working on ‘Real Economy’- a project designed to bring fresh, healthy food to areas of high unemployment and little choice in food retail.

 

 

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When & Where


The Park
Daventry Rd
Knowle
BS4 1DQ Bristol
United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)


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The Schumacher Institute

The Schumacher Institute is an independent ‘think and do’ tank based in Bristol, working towards a world of reducing inequality that provides for everyone within the limits of the planet. 

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