Liverpool Friends of the Earth and Merseyside Environmental Trust invite you to the first annual Gary Mahoney Memorial Debate; Thursday, 4 June 2015 at 7.30pm in the Pearce Room, Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool L3 5UL.
A stimulating panel of speakers, chaired by Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside, will discuss "Green Routes to Justice: how we can achieve human fairness and planetary survival" - in the light of the recent General and local elections, among other factors.
The panel will consist of:
Simon O'Brien, well-known Liverpool actor (formerly a regular on Brookside and Grange Hill), television and radio presenter and film-maker. Simon's environmental passions include 'the entire subject of Bicycles' and ecologically sound property renovation (Channel Four's The Renovation Game is among his many presenting credits). He was recently appointed Chair of Liverpool’s Green and Open Space Strategic Review.
Elaine Gilligan, who has worked for 20 years with Friends of the Earth in a range of roles, from campaigning on roads and climate change to leading environmental justice projects with directly affected communities in the UK and abroad. She is currently Head of Campaign Programmes (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and chairs Friends of the Earth International's Activities Committee.
Bryan Lipscombe, a local authority sustainability practitioner. Bryan has worked for several different Merseyside councils over the last 20 years covering issues from local Agenda 21 to climate change. He is also a volunteer and director with environmental social enterprise Sticky Exhibits.
All are welcome to attend this important public discussion; admission is free.
This event is being held in honour of Gary Mahoney, who died in November 2014. Gary was well known in local and environmental circles as the long-time coordinator of Liverpool Friends of the Earth and as air quality manager at Sefton Council. Some of his friends and colleagues from both organisations, with the support of Gary’s family, have come together to set up this Debate, which we hope to make an annual fixture on Merseyside.
We feel it would be fitting to see a large gathering of people concerned about environmental and human rights, and warmly invite you to mingle in the Adelphi bar before and/or afterwards. Above all, we’d be grateful if you could pass on this invitation as widely as possible.
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