Activism & Leadership, Economy & Decentralisation

Is Ecology Relevant? A Panel Discussion

Talk with Satish Kumar, Craig Bennett, Molly Scott Cato

Join us at UCL to discuss the hands-on, practical implications and relevance of an ecological approach to the crises we face. With Satish Kumar (peace activist, author and co-founder, Schumacher College), Craig Bennett (CEO, Friends of the Earth), Molly Scott Cato (MEP, Green Party)

Friday 20th October 2017, 5:30pm–7:30pm University College London, J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6B

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Is Ecology Relevant? A Panel Discussion

With reality seemingly under attack – from the despicable corruption that led to the Grenfell fire to ‘President’ Trump’s farcical tweets –, [Craig Bennett](#craig-bennett) (Friends of the Earth), [Satish Kumar](#satish-kumar) (Resurgence) and [Molly Scott Cato ](#molly-scott-cato )(The Green Party) will explore the place and relevance of ecology within policy-making, arguing that now, more than ever, we need to turn towards ecological thought to deal with these systemic failures.

Rather than side-lining the environment because of immediate political crises, an ecological approach seeks out the root causes of these issues, instead of their ever-multiplying offshoots. Most of us see the environment as a pressing issue – but how can we push this commitment into our daily lives?

Hosted by Advaya and SAVAGE Journal, this event invites University students to discuss and explore the hands-on, practical implications and relevance of an ecological approach to the crises we face.

Schedule#

1830 Doors Open

1840 Is Ecology Relevant? Introduction

1845 Satish Kumar (Resurgence)

1905 Craig Bennett (Friends of the Earth)

1925 Molly Scott Cato (The Green Party)

1945 Audience Q&A

2030 Event Ends

Friday 20th October 2017, 5:30pm–7:30pm University College London, J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6B

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Satish Kumar #

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years.

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Craig Bennett #

Craig Bennett took up the role of Chief Executive Officer at Friends of the Earth on 1 July 2015, on completion of his sabbatical as a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)

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Molly Scott Cato #

Molly is an economist and writer who has campaigned for green politics all her adult life. She grew up in Bath and has spent most of her adult life in the West Country, also living in Blagdon near Bristol. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and later gained a doctorate in economics from Aberystwyth.

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