Sustainable Earth 2016
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Sustainable Earth 2016 is an event for researchers, businesses, community groups and individuals to come together for two days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and creative workshops designed to spark and encourage collaborations for a sustainable Earth.

The event will be chaired by Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, and will have keynote presentations from Sir Mark Walport (UK Government Chief Scientist), Wendy Darke (BBC Natural History Unit), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), and Anthony Hobley (CEO, Carbon Tracker) and leading organisations including Salvation Army, Environment Agency, Plymouth Energy Community, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Langage Farm, University of Iceland and Plymouth University.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in reflective activities including a visit to a solar farm, workshops with globally renowned researchers and a tour through the Universe, and network with individuals, companies and organisations over a buffet lunch and evening meal. Thursday's evening meal will include an after dinner speaker, poet, Matt Harvey and musical delights, The Q-dettes.

For more information visit the Sustainable Earth 2016 webpages.

News release: Academics and policy makers come together to debate sustainable future (18 May 2016)

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Standard delegate rate

Price: £60.00 per person

  • The price is set at a nominal rate to encourage diverse participation. The price covers both days, there are no single day tickets.
  • This includes the conference dinner on Thursday 23 June, and lunch on Friday 24 June.


Plymouth University staff and student rate

Price: Free

  • The event is free for Plymouth University staff or students.
  • The event is free for external collaborators who are currently researching or developing research projects with the Sustainable Earth Institute – you will be asked for your key Plymouth University contact.
  • This includes the conference dinner on Thursday 23 June, and lunch on Friday 24 June.
  • Please note that due to limited number of spaces, we are encouraging Plymouth University staff and students to register only if they are able to attend a full session.


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