Amy Rose & Alice Ferguson of the Playing Out project, at GreenTalk 2011. Photo Darren Hall
GreenTalk’s strap-line, ‘Short Talks, Big Ideas’ is something of a contradiction. But in June this year 11 of the UK’s leading thinkers and doers showed it is possible to convey big, radical and challenging ideas in less time than it takes to introduce the speakers at most events.
GreenTalk focuses on climate change, energy security, food security and the natural world with the emphasis on disseminating the responses and solutions to these issues rather than restating the problems.
Climate Works organized and produced GreenTalk with Bristol’s Green Capital Partnership, and support from the Environmental iNet, as part of Good Living Week.
This year’s talks pulled no punches in taking on big issues from funding the transition to a green economy, to creating wild and diverse environments in urban areas, helping our children to become environmental leaders in their schools, to climate refugees, and reclaiming residential streets for play.
And they were short; the longest being twelve minutes and the shortest less than five. You can find all the talks at www.green-talk.info/films as well as links to the speakers, and feedback on the talks which were described as ‘brilliant’, ‘radical’, and ‘inspirational’.
Planning for GreenTalk 2012 is now in full swing, and the theme will be ‘Growth in a finite world’. For more information please visit