Australia: Will Potter to Speak as International Keynote for One Planet Event

by Will Potter on February 5, 2014

in News

One Planet environmental event in Australia“One Planet” is a national discussion that will take place in Australia next week, examining the environmental crisis and how we respond to it. Events are being hosted simultaneously in open air cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. I’m excited that I was invited to speak (remotely, via Skype), and I’m really looking forward to it.

Here’s a bit more from the organizers, the Wilderness Society of Australia:

The panel will include some of the most influential change makers in Australia and beyond.

MC: Rod Quantock – iconic Australian comedian
Lyndon Schneiders – National Campaign Director The Wilderness Society
Dr. Stephen Bygrave – CEO Beyond Zero Emissions
Dr. Anne Poelina – Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
Will Potter – International keynote, Independent Journalist and Author of Green is the New Red

Together they will attempt to answer the question: ‘As the acceptance of climate change spreads wider, and technology continues to advance, alternative technologies and positive industrial development are providing Australians with the opportunity to stop just saying ‘no’ to environmental destruction, and to start saying ‘yes’ to positive practice.   Are alternative technologies and positive industrial development a reality or just a pipe dream?

To what degree do we still need to be opposing negative industry and government policy, or should we focus our energy on adopting and encouraging positive practice?’

The discussion will be flanked by some fantastic film screenings including shorts showcasing the Kimberley and Tarkine regions of Australia, and a screening of the breathtaking feature ‘Home’   It is FREE to attend the event so why not come along and weigh into this highly important question. If you can’t get along make sure to log on to the website to hear the discussion live online.

Find out all the details, and how you can join: or the Facebook event page.

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