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Messums Wiltshire

Active Environmentalism

Expert speakers explore the problems that confront us as individuals and what we can do collectively to mitigate the damage. Also hear about technological advances and social changes affecting our relations with the environment. Ticketed event (£10, students £0)

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Active Environmentalism
Active Environmentalism

Time & Location

03 Jun 2023, 10:00

Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6LW, UK

About the Event

Messums' Active Environmentalism programme builds our knowledge and ways of seeing and considering our relationship with our environment. They are based on the premise that individual decisions tend to be the right ones when given access to sufficient information and collectively they add up to global change.

The Symposium on 3 June 2023 will unpack and examine some of the issues we are currently facing in problem solving around the environment. One of the key ones is Baselines. What metrics are we all working to and what is really working, is there a consensus?

With the help of a number of environmental experts we will shed light on the problems that confront us as individuals and what we can do collectively to mitigate the damage. We will also hear about technological advances being made to resolve the many issues we face and how to facilitate further changes in our way of thinking about our relationship with the environment.

Speakers

10am Jonathon Porritt, Former UK Director of Friends of the Earth Sir Jonathon Espie Porritt CBE is a British environmentalist, sustainability campaigner and writer. He is known for his advocacy of the Green Party of England and Wales. He is Founder Director of Forum for the Future, a sustainability non-profit working globally with business, government and civil society to help resolve some of the biggest challenges the world faces today.

11am The true cost; understanding the value of consumption in the 21st century.   with Melanie Squires MBE, FRAgS, South West Regional Director, National Farmers Union and Guy Turner, Trove Research (carbon credits)

12.30pm Lunch  BOOK RESTAURANT 

2pm Creativity and ingenuity; how fresh ideas can solve any problem and the hope for a way out  with Tegen Mills developer of Jellyfish Insoluble Solutions for the RCA. Jellyfish is a creature-like device which extracts microplastics from water. and Lauren Davis, Arup Foresight Future Cities Designer

Book Tickets 

... And catch up with Messums Online, an online portal to an ongoing series of talks and discussions on art, craftsmanship and set against the backdrop of environmental thinking.

“Art is a means of developing insight, deepening understanding and finding the means to elaborate and engage in individual and collective. Our talks engage with the creative process and the spirit of enquiry at its heart” Johnny Messum

PART 1: Active Environmentalism – We can’t value what we don’t know January - May 2021

PART 2: Making: Its significance, process and meaning

March – April 2021

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