Beat the Monday blues by starting your week with a Big Green Week bang. There’s plenty to do, and Monday is jam-packed with panel discussions on everything from the dairy industry to the future of Bristol’s homes. Make sure to be there to add your two cents!

 

Monday 13th June

 

Can we eat meat, drink dairy and feed the planet sustainably?

Between trying all the diverse cuisine Big Green Week has to offer, take a moment to think about the food industry on 14th June. Cape Farewell who were behind The Milking Parlour, a five day show where artist Nessie Reid lived with cows on Anchor Square as part of her exploration of the dairy industry, will be holding a panel discussion at 123Space. Focusing on how our consumption of meat and dairy fits into feeding the planet sustainably, there will be speakers from the Sustainable Food Trust, Bristol Food Connections, and Milking Parlour creator Nessie Reid.

Smart Homes: More Than Just a House, with Kevin McCloud

Not to be missed join Kevin McCloud and a panel of experts for an afternoon discussing community development and housing in Bristol at the Watershed. Stephen Beggs of Curtins will be discussing the regeneration of buildings in Bristol, Chris Askew will shed light with a cheat’s guide to plot finding, Toby Parker of Sustain will speak on community energy systems and Mukti Mitchell of CosyHomes talks the art of retrofitting. The afternoon runs from 14.00-18.00, and tickets are £10 advance, £12.50 on the door

Sustainable Development Goals and Bristol: A Tale of Two Cities?

Head to the Friends Meeting House from 18.00-20.00 for a free event from The Black South West Network and Civil Euro Perspective. The evening will explore how they are raising the profile of the sustainable development goals in Bristol and exploring how our city could become more involved. The discussion will focus sustainable development goals, the challenges posed by inequality and the environment, and what implications this has for a sustainable future.