Climate of Change Speaker Series 2011

3 November 2011, 6.00 PM - 3 November 2011, 6.00 PM

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building

Following the success of last year's events, The Cabot Institute is delighted to again be supporting the 'Climate of Change Speaker Series 2011' organised by the student-led society, BUST (Bristol University Sustainability Team) and Bristol Hub, which will feature some of the UK's leading environmental experts. Join us throughout the Autumn term for a range of inspiring lectures and discussions.

All are welcome; lectures begin at 6pm in Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building

3 November: 'Can you win the climate change battle with a food fight?' - Dr Richard Swannell

Dr Richard Swannell is Director of Design & Waste Prevention at WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and is a microbiologist by training, with a Doctorate in Environmental Engineering. WRAP helps businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and using resources in an efficient way. Richard has spent his career working on ways of reducing our impact on the environment and has also had involvement in campaigns such as ‘Love Food Hate Waste’.

In his presentation, Richard will focus on the following areas: · Discussion of the implications of feeding the burgeoning global population and one becoming increasingly used to a western diet. This has to be done against the backdrop of resource depletion, climate change and the ecosystem’s destruction. · The challenges that face us in this area and the immediate steps we all need to take to help the situation.

Programme of speakers confirmed....

17th November - Solar panel and feed-in tarriff debate - Experts debate the issues

30th November - Jonathon Porritt - Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development

14th December - Dr. Tina Fawcett - Senior Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford

Previous talk: 26 October: Wendy Stephenson on 'Power to the People'

All talks are in the evening in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk. All are welcome to come along and learn more about different aspects of sustainability, from international politics to personal lifestyle changes.

For further information, please email This series is supported by the Sustainability Department at the University of Bristol, Cabot Institute and The opinions raised in the films or talks do not necessarily represent those of the supporters of the series.

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