Sustainable Earth 2016

23 and 24 June 2016, Plymouth University

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 Plymouth University 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 Plymouth University and the Sustainable Earth Institute: Professor Judith Petts and Professor Iain Stewart

Professor Judith Petts was appointed Plymouth University’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 Plymouth University 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.