Diversity, equality and access to nature

Mya-Rose Craig tells the story of how she set up Black2Nature to help give young people in visible minority ethnic communities access to nature and tackle the lack of diversity in green spaces. She also talks about the climate emergency and the need for more urgent action.

Economics of waste

Georgia Elliott-Smith, an environmental engineer, tells the story of campaigning against pollution from waste incinerators. Georgia began a legal case for the UK government to recognise that air pollution is harmful and Black and other disadvantaged communities are disproportionately affected by poor quality air. She demanded a tax on incinerator pollution. The case proceeded to the High Court in the UK after Georgia raised £30,000 by crowdfunding.

Fashion and social justice

Professor Helen Storey describes her work with Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp in Jordan, particularly women and girls, gain creative and economic power through making clothes, growing vegetables, creating businesses, dancing, and poetry.

Friends of the 65 Bus

Rosemary and Brian tell the story of a group campaigning to save the 65 Bus route in Monmouthshire. They lobbied councillors and MPs, started a petition and encouraged support by talking to the community about rural isolation and climate change. Today, the bus remains vital for those who are isolated or vulnerable, and is now popular with other residents and visitors.

Growing food; growing communities

Pam Warhurst is the founder of Incredible Edible in the UK which has inspired thousands of people to create local groups. She tells the story of encouraging people to grow food in unused places and share what grows to create more connected communities and sustainable living.

Onion Collective CIC

Jess Prendergrast, along with others in 2013, set up Onion Collective CIC. She tells the story of creating a Visitor Centre and Boat Museum and, in partnership with Biohm (a London firm), bringing a biomanufacturing project to a closed-down mill in order to create local jobs.