Green Mondays

Forthcoming speakers at Preston New Road

For more information about Green Mondays and how to get there, see this blog post

 

25 February: Chris Bluemel from Earth First

Chris BluemelChris is a musician, and an activist across a range of environmental and social justice issues. He is bass player for the protest-folk band Seize The Day, who have performed previously at the PNR gates. He has taken direct action against Trident, the arms fairs, a roadbuilding project in Surrey - and, as part of both RtP and Earth First, against Cuadrilla’s fracking site at PNR, whilst staying at the camps.

 

Chris is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

4 March: Donnachadh McCarthy

 Donnachadh McCarthy

Donnachadh is an environmental and political journalist and activist, whose written works include The Prostitute State - all about how Britain’s democracy has been bought! Previously, he has campaigned against the billionaire media owners, and for safer routes for cyclists and an end to air pollution in cities. He is now also one of the leading people behind Extinction Rebellion

 

Donnachadh is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

11 March: Carolyn Kagan and Mark Burton

Carolyn Kagan

Mark Burton Carolyn is an Emerita Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University.Mark (who was a Visiting Professor at MMU) is currently working with Sheffield University. They are both part of Steady State Manchester Collective, which is working with people & organisations for a Greater Manchester that is economically, socially and ecologically viable.

They will be talking about how to construct viable/sustainable economies after we’ve finally moved on from fossil fuels - economies that, crucially, will allow us to live within Earth’s planetary boundaries.

For those wanting to some research/homework before they come to PNR, here is a link to their work.

They are expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

 

18 March Nick Danby from Frack Free Lancashire (FFL)

Nick DanbyNick is a regular attendee at Green Mondays - and at many other protest days - at PNR: so much so, that he is extremely well-known to the police!

 

From the start, Nick predicted that the fracking industry “will never, ever, have social licence.” The past few years have well-and-truly proved him right.

 

Nick is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

 

25 March: Barbara Richardson

Barbara RichardsonBarbara, as well as being a very active member of FFL, has been the Chair of the Roseacre Awareness Group (RAG) for some considerable time.  In that role, she has appeared on TV programmes such as The One Show & BBC Breakfast, to argue the case against fracking.

 

She spoke in Paris, during the COP21 talks, at the first-ever international anti-fracking conference - and is a winner (on behalf of FFL) of the Sheila McKechnie Foundations Award for Environmental Justice.

 

Barbara is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

 

15 April Dr. Dan Bailey

Dan BaileyDan is Professor of Sustainability Leadership, and the Founder of the Institute for Leadership & Sustainability, at Cumbria University.

Previously, he worked at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at Sheffield University, and as an Associate lecturer in the Politics Department of the University of York.

His research has focused on the implications of the ecological crisis - referred to by many experts as The Sixth Extinction (if you haven’t already read it, try Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction) - for the form & functions of the state; and on how to achieve transformative change in order to move away from unsustainability.

Dan is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

 

 

29 April Dr. Jem Bendell

Jem BendellJem is Professor of Sustainability Leadership, and the Founder of the Institute for Leadership & Sustainability, at Cumbria University.

Previously, he worked for WWF in their Forest Unit.

Jem is expected to be speaking outside the gates at around 12.30pm.


 

 20 May Jonathan Bartley

Jonathan Bartley

Jonathan Bartley is a Co-Leader of the Green Party.


 

3 June Rupert Read

Rupert Read

Rupert is a Reader in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, and the founder and Chair of the Green House think-tank. He has also recently become very involved in the work of  Extinction Rebellion- and spoke at its launch on 31 October.


 

 

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