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Hub Eco Series: The World We Made

What might the world look, feel and sound like if it was sustainable? And what would it actually take to get us there?

In his latest book, The World We Made, environmentalist Jonathon Porritt shows us just what such a sustainable world might be like if we play our cards right. He paints a picture of an upbeat, dynamic, and hi-tech world with floating air cruisers, artificial photosynthesis power, shorter working weeks, virtual hospitals, mass desalination, reforestation cloud robotics and inter-generational movements to name but a few features.

The vision is told through the words of Alex McKay, a teacher looking back from 2050 to share the story of how we got from where we are now (in a pretty bad way, environmentally) to a much better place. Inevitably, there are lots of ‘shocks to the system’ along the way – caused by accelerating climate change, threats to food supplies and so on. Those shocks massively reinforce the case for wise, timely decisions – which come thick and fast from 2018 onwards.

Join us for a lively evening of discussion with Jonathon Porritt, exploring this brave new world and probing further into its logic and messages as Ali Freeman, the book’s researcher, puts Jonathon in the hot seat.

‘Jonathon Porritt’s book dreams big, as if our future depends on it. And it does.’ Richard Branson


This event is a HUB Eco Series initiative. Contact the coordinators via @hubecoseries or [email protected] with any questions or ideas.

Media partner:
We’re delighted to be media partnering with A greener life, a greener world for this events series.

We’re based at HUB Islington, just behind Angel tube, which is served by the Northern Line and numerous buses. We regret that due to the nature of the venue, HUB Islington is not wheelchair accessible.

The HUB Eco Series:
The HUB Eco Series is an event series creating positive debate around the key national and international environmental issues of our time; join our Twitter and Facebook communities to hear about events as they arise. Our events are hosted by HUB Islington, the original HUB in a converted warehouse in Angel where it all began. The HUB is a global movement of 4,000 social entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups based in 30 co-working spaces across the world.

The HUB Eco Series is lovingly dedicated to Jorgen Lorenzen, father of HUB Eco Series Co-Founder Anders Lorenzen, who very sadly passed away earlier this year. Jorgen was a deeply passionate conservationist who found great beauty and inspiration in nature. He is sorely missed but we are proud to continue the HUB Eco Series in his spirit.

Nov 26th
18:30 - 20:00
Entry fee Free

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