23 and 24 June 2016, University of Plymouth
Sustainable Earth 2016 was a two-day event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together to hear inspirational speakers and join in with creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth.
A huge thank you
- To our keynote speakers: Sir Mark Walport (UK Government Chief Scientist), Wendy Darke (former BBC Natural History Unit), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), and Anthony Hobley (CEO, Carbon Tracker).
- To the speakers from visiting organisations including Salvation Army, Plymouth Energy Community, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Langage Farm and University of Iceland.
- To the University of Plymouth speakers and exhibitors.
- To all the presenters who took part in our marketplace breakout sessions.
- Those who took part in and helped with reflective activities.
- Our after dinner entertainment - poet, Matt Harvey and musical delights, The Q-dettes.
- And everyone who made the event possible!
Welcome to the University of Plymouth and the Sustainable Earth Institute: Professor Judith Petts and Professor Iain Stewart
Professor Judith Petts was appointed the University of Plymouth's Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive in February 2016. She joined Plymouth from the University of Southampton where she had been Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise and previously the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (2010-13).
Iain Stewart is a Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth and Director of its Sustainable Earth Institute. His long-standing research interests are in interdisciplinary investigations of geological hazards (earthquakes, volcanism, tsunamis) and abrupt environmental change, and more recently in the communication of ‘contested geoscience’ to the public.
Sustainable Earth videos and presentations
Keynote: Dr Wendy Darke
Keynote: Anthony Hobley
Keynote: Craig Bennett
Keynote: Sir Mark Walport
Health and Wellbeing: Professor Janet Richardson, Dr Clare Pettinger and Dr Lyndsey Withers (slideshow)
Biodiversity and Conservation: Dr Mick Hanley (slideshow)
Cities and Communities: Professor Katharine Willis and Alistair Macpherson (slideshow)
Water: Dr Peter Downs and Matt Healey (slideshow)
Energy: Professor Steve Goodhew and Dr Matthew Fox (slideshow)
Responsible production and consumption: Dr Victoria Hurth and Paul Winterton
Climate change: Professor Camille Parmesan
Resources: Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir
Education: Professor Stephen Sterling