Mission Possible: Art and Enterprise for a Zero Carbon World

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Keynote speaker: Ed Gillespie - The art of the possible for moving to a Zero Carbon Future?

Ed Gillespie is a climate-positive adventurer, environmental entrepreneur, Director of Greenpeace UK, futurist, and author of Only Planet: A Flight-Free Adventure around the World.

Ed is the co-host of two respected podcasts ‘The Great Humbling’ with Dougald Hine and ‘The Futurenauts’ with comedian Jon Richardson and fellow ‘reluctant’ futurist Mark Stevenson. Ed was also co-founder of Futerra, one of the UK’s first B-corps, a change agency that specialises in business transformation, sustainability and creative communications and campaigns.


  • Find out the latest from Plymouth Energy Community and how they are using art to empower the community to create a fair and affordable zero carbon energy system with local people at its heart.

  • Hear from Art and Energy on their Moths to a Flame mass participation art project. PEC and Art and Energy have just launched a Crowdfunder to raise £25,000 for a year of FREE creative climate action activities in Plymouth and the far Southwest – come and find out more.
  • Discover how you could benefit from the University of Plymouth’s Low Carbon Devon project which provides practical support to enterprises, including an internship programme offering fully funded placements (ERDF).

The climate emergency needs action now! Action is needed across all sectors of society – business, social enterprise, community groups, public sector and individuals.

Can art be a catalyst for inspiring that action?

The effects of climate change will be felt for many generations to come.

So how can the next generation support the creation of a zero carbon future and how can we support the next generation to develop into socially conscious entrepreneurs?

Please join us to explore further... 

Book your place via the above link or contact sustainabilityhub@plymouth.ac.uk for more information.

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