Cracking Earth 2015: Building Sustainability Research with Foundations
  • Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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  • Are you interested in finding out about what's new in sustainability research at the number one People & Planet green league university?
  • Would you like to find out about sustainability funding opportunities, including those with charitable foundations?
  • Would you like to hear from external partners about their sustainability activity with Plymouth University?
  • Are you keen to develop links and partnerships with other researchers and external partners on sustainability to allow for future collaboration?

The fourth annual Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR) sustainability research event is open to anyone who has an interest in sustainability research - Plymouth University staff, students, postgraduate researchers and external partners are all welcome.

The event will give you the chance to find out about funding opportunities and learn more about charitable foundations. It will allow you to hear from a number external partners and how they've been working with researchers at the University. The event will also include an exhibition from the University's research groups and centres, posters from PhD and Early Career Researchers, plus a presentation on our work with UNESCO.

There will be a chance for you to network with other researchers as well as a number of invited sustainability stakeholders who are interested in working with the University on sustainability.

Keynote speaker
Iain Stewart, Professor of Geosciences Communication and presenter of the recent BBC documentary Planet Oil will be presenting some 'Cracking Ideas for the Future'.

Confirmed external speakers 
  • Dr Angelick Schweizer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paul Cox, Managing Director of The Shark Trust (former Director of Conservation & Communication, National Marine Aquarium)
  • Ian Mills, Partner at Torrington Dental Practice
  • Frances Cooper, Dartmoor Mires Project Officer 
  • Tony Davey, Learning Officer, Arts & Heritage Service, Plymouth City Council
  • Lisa Mitchell, Arts Engagement Officer, Plymouth City Council
  • Richard Black, Director, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (former BBC Environment correspondent)
  • Farouk Jiwa, Co-Founder, Farm Shop
  • Dr Andrew Peterson, Senior Lecturer: History and Civics Education, University of South Australia
  • Ken Ringwood, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth
  • Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research, Friends of the Earth
  • Gary Jackson, Managing Director, Space Strategy
  • Jon Selman, Low Carbon City Officer, Plymouth City Council
  • Chris Birch, Director of Sustainability, Hilson Moran
  • Ian Miller, Regional Director, Traveline South West
  • Dr Lyndsey Withers, Devonport Lifehouse, Salvation Army
  • Dr Laurence Couldrick, Development & Policy Director, Westcountry Rivers Trust
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Book now. Early booking is advised as the 2014 event was fully booked.

Email issr@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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