The Virtual Conscious Festival: Trailer
PSA: THE CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL by Green Is The New Black, is going VIRTUAL for the first time ever!We are so done with fossil fuels, and so ready to do something about it.Join us for inspiring TALKS, SESSIONS, an amazing EXPO - and pledge your #LittleGreenSteps so we can #CreateTheChangeGet your tickets: https://hopin.to/events/virtual-conscious-festivalPosted by Green Is The New Black on Monday, 4 May 2020
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1. the Village EXPO
The EXPO is the hub of The Virtual Conscious Festival, and the marketplace will now showcase over 70 different conscious brands and retailers, ensuring consumers understand the importance of supporting small businesses and their aims.
Brimming with treasures across lifestyle, art, food, beauty, fashion, and wellbeing, attendees can shop safe in the knowledge that each exhibiting brand is conscious and mindful in their business practices.
A curated marketplace featuring local fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands who are conscious and mindful in their business practises.
LIVE LOCAL MUSIC
Enjoy soulful stylings by local bands and singers as you peruse, munch and chat.
Put your thinking caps on with weird and wonderful experiences with games to activities.
Diving into four core themes, attendees can tune into a series of talks, panels and workshops, focused on wellbeing, business, fashion and the planet, tapping into areas such as purpose-led business, up-cyling for a circular economy, and cleaning up our oceans.
Barney traversed 1.000 km over 65 days to the South Pole, surviving only on renewable energy. The carbon positive journey marked the launch of the ClimateForce challenge, a target driven mission to ‘clean-up’ 360 million tons of CO2 by 2025.
Arizona has become a passionate advocate for sustainability and environmental regeneration and one of the leading voices on the topic from the fashion industry. She recently contributed to Extinction Rebellion campaign and is also an ambassador for Greenpeace and Women For Women.
VICE PRESIDENT, RESEARCH DIRECTOR
Chad co-designed integrated global models to assess the world’s most effective climate solutions. He works as a systems strategist to build a new, regenerative future with cascading benefits to the environment and to human well-being.
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Zion Lights is a science communicator, TEDx speaker and author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting. She is a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK and Editor in Chief of the newspaper The Hourglass.
THE MILLS FABRICA
Alexander focuses on early-stage investments, incubation support and government/ policy related affairs. He used to work in consulting and private equity, VC strategy and social impact investments. He also writes on issues related to innovation/ entrepreneurship, social mobility and public policy.
OF THE HSBC CENTRE OF SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
Zoë has authored the ‘Keeping it Cool’ Series of investor briefings on climate policy, economics and investment ideas, and co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, long-term carbon and water risks.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
Christine focuses on identifying and supporting innovations that can fast track a transition to a sustainable and circular apparel industry. She previously managed the socially conscious apparel brand, Edun Live (founded by Ali Hewson and Bono).
REGENERATIVE IMPACT, EARTH CARE & GIVING
Ruth works on three aims: lead brand strategy on regenerative impact, support organisational development based on living systems and help evolve our charitable giving strategies. She is a Trustee and co-founder of Re.Alliance and a co-creator of Regenerosity.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT
INTER IKEA GROUP
Malin leads engagement with communities in all parts of society to listen, learn and share experiences from IKEA’s work to become climate positive and circular by 2030, while inspiring 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet.
DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
PLANT BASED NEWS LTD
Environmentalist and vegan advocate, Robbie co-founded Plant Based News, a resource creating awareness about ethical consumerism, sustainability and the plant-based lifestyle, providing information that empowers people to make better choices.
Dr. LEYLA ACAROGLU
FOUNDER, PROFESSIONAL SUSTAINABILITY PROVOCATEUR
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. Designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and helps people make the status quo obsolete.
CHIEF BRAND OFFICER
ECO AGE LTD
Eco-Age is a brand consultancy that helps businesses to create, implement and communicate bespoke sustainability solutions. Harriet has extensive experience in developing and delivering brand communication strategies for UK and International businesses.
3. the WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Engaging workshops with experts sharing sustainable practices and improving your overall sense of health and wellness. A feast for your mind and motivation – come one person, leave another.
DIGITAL MARKETING INSIGHTS
& STRATEGIES FOR THE “NEW NORMAL”
BY ELIXUS AGENCY
Come grasp insights on how businesses can adapt their Marketing strategies and leverage digital to continue growing despite the lack of interactions with customers.
POSITIVE INNOVATION WORKSHOP –
A PROCESS TO MAKE YOUR DIGITAL PRODUCT MORE SUSTAINABLE
BY PALO IT
During this hands-on workshop, try out a powerful role-playing and ideation framework to generate opportunities around key sustainability principles: Ethics, Accessibility, Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Well-being.
MAKE YOUR MONEY MORE SUSTAINABLE BY MATTRVEST
Did you know that your savings could be funding fires in the Amazon rainforest? Join Diane and Mayur, the co-founders of mattrvest and learn how you can use your money to have a positive impact on the planet.
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