Please find below details of this upcoming event on June 8th, hosted by Bristol Natural History Consortium, ahead of Communicate 2018, the UK’s environmental communication conference. (www.communicatenow.org.uk)
CHANGING MINDS: BEYOND PLASTICS
Friday 8th June. 10AM-4PM Triodos Foundation, Bristol
Communicate, the UK’s conference for environmental communicators, presents the second event in our Changing Minds series ahead of our main conference on October 23-24 in Bristol, UK.
‘Beyond Plastics’ invites a select group of environmental communications professionals to explore the serendipity and strategy that has placed ocean and marine plastics front and centre in public consciousness like never before. What has driven this global phenomenon – can it really just be Blue Planet 2? And most urgently, how can we now tackle the other major issues facing our water sources, and turn the spotlight on plastics campaigns into a tidal wave of other important environmental behaviours?
An engaging and intimate workshopping event, the programme features:
CHRIS ROSE, CAMPAIGNSTRATEGY.ORG
With an illustrious strategic campaigns career with giants of the sector (including Greenpeace UK, WWF international and Friends of the Earth) Chris takes us through a brief history of plastics in the mainstream public consciousness from his work as an independent researcher and consultant.
JO RUXTON, FILMMAKER
The producer of the 2016 flagship film A Plastic Ocean shares her views 2 years on from the release, and the impact of the first mainstream communication of plastics.
JAMES HONEYBOURNE, BBC NATURAL HISTORY UNIT
Executive Producer of the landmark BBC series Blue Planet 2 shares his perspective on the role of the show, and how his team included conservation messages in a major BBC production.
TREWIN RESTORIK, HUBBUB
Hubbub UK Chief Executive and creator of ‘playful interventions’ Trewin will lead a workshop exploring plastics campaigns that work with mainstream audiences
DAISY BLACKHURST, SOIL ASSOCIATION
Standards Impact Manager at the Soil Association, Daisy explores the plastics paradoxes, backlash and unintended fallout of the wave of public opinion against plastics