After 25 years on the festival circuit, ten running Weirdigans Organic Travelling Cafe, Em became a director of The Green Gathering festival in 2013.
Em co-ordinates the GG’s Green Markets, sustainability initiatives, communications and publicity. Recent campaigns include Bring Your Own Mug, Plastic Free Periods and The Green Traveller Challenge. In March 2019 Em curated the Solution Zone at Extinction Rebellion’s Spring Uprising festival in Bristol.
Em lived outside St Paul’s Cathedral during the 2011 Occupy encampment; has been involved with refugee and local solidarity groups in France and Greece; and strives to convince people that expecting interminable growth on a planet with finite resources is silly. Into co-ops, dabbles in veg growing and writing.
Festival experts reflect on the year, sharing practical insights from their own initiatives and discussing what has been an unprecedented season for action on climate change; from going plastic free as part of the Drastic on Plastic pledge and the take your tent home / say no to single use campaign to audience travel, waste, reuse, ‘designing out’ plastics and […]
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