Wild Futures: Plymouth’s New Green Economy

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

When: 8:00am - 10:00am

Booking: https://realideas.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/1173628759

A business breakfast at Devonport Market Hall, 5thAugust 8-10am (doors open 8am with talks at 8.30am). Part of the Love Parks Week celebrations!

Plymouth is home to an innovative and growing green and blue economy, with many impactful and talented ecological and community-led businesses, striving to strengthen local economies, create jobs, and green the grey. Initiatives such as the Council’s Resurgam charter, Green Minds, the National Marine Park, and FAB City are raising the profile and awareness of environmental issues, providing opportunities for working together and campaigns to get behind. As a start-up business or a young person beginning their career, there has never been a better time to learn and develop green skills or set up a nature-led enterprise.

Join us for an event that celebrates and spotlights some of the work in Plymouth and beyond, asking what next? How do we replicate and scale this work, continue to grow and diversify this sector - what is on offer in terms of support, and what are people doing to help us become a nature city.

Hear from leaders in the sector and mingle with those leading the charge in our businesses, institutions, and communities.

We will be joined by:

Dan Ellis-Raven, Founding member of National Geographic emerging explorer, gorilla geographer, and national geographic emerging explorer. Talking about the foundation and London as a National Park City.

Chris Woodfield, sharing insights from Low Carbon Devon’s Future Shift – internship and leadership programme which explores the role of creative, compassionate and holistic leadership in place-based change with University students and graduates in Devon.

This event is for anyone interested in the social, green, and blue economy - you may be a fledgling start-up, social or environmental enterprise, established business or interested in gaining experience and skills. Come along to connect, be inspired, and find out what’s next for you and Plymouth.

Part of Love Parks Week, in collaboration with Future parks Accelerator, Green Minds, Green Thinkers, Plymouth City Council and Real Ideas.