Bristol Quest – 4.30pm to 6.30 pm, 14th June, Arnolfini
Imagine a world where achievement in sustainability was as highly regarded as premiership football – where those people who achieved amazing progress in protecting our planet were held up as champions. The olympics of the natural world, if you like.
This is one of the aims of the Earth Champions Foundation, an environmental charity that celebrates the outstanding people in our communities with their practical and sustainable solutions to today’s complex environmental problems.
The Earth Champions Foundation does this through ‘Quests’ – a process of enquiry in a local area to find the unsung heroes who have found solutions to issues, small or big, simple or tricky, political or practical. This local wisdom can then be shared in their “Knowledge Pond” to be adopted and replicated by other communities.
The Bristol Earth Champions Quest launches during Big Green Week 2014 (14th June @ Arnolfini 4.30-6.30pm – tickets here) with special guests including Mayor George Ferguson, Dr Edward De Bono and Sir Crispin Tickell. There will also be presentations from young people from London who have worked on an Earth Champions Peace Garden as part of a project there.
The Quest will take place over the coming months, culminating in a celebration event in the summer of 2015 as part of Bristol’s programme for its European Green Capital Award. Please come along to the launch event to find out more about nominating someone you know to be an Earth Champion.