Time: November 26, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: HUB Islington (behind Angel tube)
Street: 5 Torrens Street, Islington
Website or Map: https://theworldwemade.eventb…
Phone: 020 7841 8900
Event Type: sustainability, energy, technology, food, waste, green, lifestyle, economy, book, jonathon, porritt
Organized By: Kirstie Wielandt
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2013
What might the world look, feel and sound like if it was sustainable?
And what would it actually take to get us there?
In his latest book, The World We Made, environmentalist Jonathon Porritt shows us just what such a sustainable world might be like if we play our cards right. He paints a picture of an upbeat, dynamic, and hi-tech world with floating air cruisers, artificial photosynthesis power, shorter working weeks, virtual hospitals, mass desalination, reforestation cloud robotics and intergenerational movements to name but a few features.
The vision is told through the words of Alex McKay, a teacher looking back from 2050 to share the story of how we got from where we are now (in a pretty bad way, environmentally) to a much better place. Inevitably, there are lots of 'shocks to the system' along the way - caused by accelerating climate change, threats to food supplies and so on. Those shocks massively reinforce the case for wise, timely decisions - which come thick and fast from 2018 onwards.
Join us for a lively evening of discussion with Jonathon Porritt, exploring this brave new world and probing further into its logic and messages as Ali Freeman, the book's researcher, puts Jonathon in the hot seat.
'Jonathon Porritt's book dreams big, as if our future depends on it. And it does.' Richard Branson
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