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Green Leadership in Bristol



Monday 13 June 2011


9am - 5pm


Floor 5, Hamilton House, Floor 5, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, United Kingdom

Ticket price: £20 if booked online in advance, £25 on the door - including teas, coffees and lunch.

(Billed on the Good Living Week website as 'Leadership for a Zero Carbon World').

This will be an exciting, fast-pasted conference introduced by Barbara Janke, the leader of Bristol council, in which sixteen great speakers have six minutes each to present. The day will be split in to four sections, each section building on the last as we explore what it would take for Bristol to win the European Green Capital Competition.

At time of writing, not all speakers have been finalised, but the schedule will be close to the following:

9.00am: Arrival


9.30am - 10.00am: Overview / Introduction

Pete Francomb (Café of Ideas MC for the conference) will set the tone. Barbara Janke (Leader, Bristol City Council) will give her personal vision for Bristol. David Saunders (Zero Carbon Bristol) will outline the structure of the day.

10.00am - 10.45am: The Big Picture / Leadership of MOPS and BEES

MOPS stands for "Making our Prosperity Sustainable" and is the strapline of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce environmental strategy. BEES stands for "Bristol Environmental Strategy" from the council's Green Capital Initiative.

Darren Hall (Green Capital Partnership Manager) will discuss facing the future - preparing for change, Green Capital's approach to sustainable prosperity, Thomas Quero (Nantes Sustainable Development Manager) will discuss how Nantes won the European Green Capital award 2013, one other speaker to be confirmed.


10.45am - 11.15am: Coffee Break


11.15am - 11.55am: Launch of Bristol Power

This section will formally launch the Bristol Power Co-operative - true power to the people. The mission of the Bristol Power Co-operatve is to develop community ownership of renewable energy. In the first instance, they're focussing on encouraging the massive uptake of solar energy in Bristol.

David Saunders (Zero Carbon Bristol) will give an overview of Bristol Power, Dr. John Henry Looney (Sustainable Direction), a specialist in financing renewable energy projects, will give his perspective on the Bristol Power approach, Brian Titley, chair of Co-operatives South West and a specialist in finance and marketing.

11.55am - 12.30pm: Feedback and Questions


12.30pm - 1.15pm: Lunch is served


1.15pm - 1.20pm: Restart

Pete Francomb will summarise the morning's activity and set the scene for the afternoon.

1.20pm - 2.00pm: Developing the Bio-Region

This section in general will look at the ways in which issues around the environment, education, job creation, food and health are connected and interdependent as we move towards a just, sustainable future.

Adrian Morley will discuss agroforestry, Tricia Davies (Bristol Foundation Housing) will discuss social housing and job creation, Esther O'Callaghan OBE (founder of Factory Records and The Factory Foundation) will look at the connections between energy, housing and food, Clive De Carle (The Solutions Clinic) will discuss health and education, Claire Dakin (Tree Sisters) will outline the Tree Sisters initiative and the role women are playing in environmental rebalancing.

2.10pm - 2.30pm: Coffee Break


2.30pm - 3.00pm: Living Local

In this section we bring it all together and look at what it will take to win the European Green Capital competition.

The speakers will be Keith Cowling (Community Land Trusts and The Community Buildings Federation), Joy Carey (Bristol Food Network) and one or two others to be confirmed.

3.00pm - 4.00pm: World Café Style Discussion


4.00pm: Close / Informal Discussion


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