Global debate, answers to global questions, fixes and cures
The Speakers Forum at The Green Gathering 2015
We think The Speaker Forum is the most important part of the festival
As in the past we'll be streaming the speakers live
This year we'll be interactive so YOU can grill the speakers about what's important to you even if you can't make it to Chepstow
As July turned into August The Green Gathering once again descended on the unsuspecting people of Chepstow in the Welsh borders. From mid July volunteers were hard at work preparing the site overlooked by the ruins of Piercefield_House so that by the time the team from GIPE arrived on site it was clear that this was going to be the best of the "new generation" of Green Gatherings yet. By request of the organisers this year we concentrated on broadcasting the speakers live to the world and recording them for posterity.
If you missed 2014 here are links to the best of the speakers:
Undercover Policing Jenny Jones and Merrick Badger
Stop Hinkley Nicky Clark
Journalism; A revolutionary act Tony Gosling
And here you'll find loads of videos from the 2014 gathering from both GIPE and others
About us and the aims of the charity
Good is Planet Earth is a recently formed charitable organisation intent on spreading the message of recognition that the astounding planet we take for granted is becoming wounded and fragmented. Neglect and failure to acknowledge that the health of the planet depends on a complex web of finely tuned interactions is leading to indisputable evidence of damage and rapid change, directly attributable to the actions of large sections of humanity. The atmosphere is changing, the balance of chemistry in the oceans is altering, ice caps are melting, deserts are expanding, we are rapidly losing species, forests are disappearing, coral reefs are dying – the list goes on. The end result? We do not yet fully understand the consequences of our actions, but we do know that future generations will not thank us for the legacy we leave them unless we begin to act, and quickly, to try to restore balance. If ours is an age of anxiety at the uncertainty of the effects of climate change, then now is the time to move towards a long overdue age of responsibility and care of our planet; if this is all we can do in the time we have then it will be a major achievement, and hopefully not too late.
We at Goodisplanetearth therefore believe that change must occur at root level. We do not want to fly high with our charity, rather we want to dig deep, lay new foundations, new roots, all of which say we will bind our planet together with understanding, responsibility, care and consideration.
We are but caretakers, and care we must take.
Good is Planet Earth - Our vision statement
To raise awareness of environmental issues at the roots of society: the adult, the child, the artist, the business person, the official....the community. And thus, with strong roots, we can move to influence the wider world of which we are but caretakers.
How will we do this?
With research, with action, with music, with art but most of all with education and awareness aimed at reducing our impact on the environment.