If you’re planning on visiting the Cheltenham Science Festival this year and you’re interested in talks about our environment, climate change and solving our planets problems.

That makes two of us.

Here is a list of all the talks that we will be attending that discus issues around our planet and how to create a more sustainable future:

 

What's on at the cheltenham science festival2018

How Do We Solve The Plastic Problem?

300 million tonnes of plastic are produced globally each year, with only 15% being recycled. With our oil reserves rapidly depleting and the plastic waste pile growing larger every minute, something needs to change. Materials engineer Mark Miodowniklooks for solutions with designer Sophie Thomas and Recycling Technologies’ Adrian Griffiths.

Wed 6 Jun 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Arena

£7 plus booking fee

 

what's on at the cheltenham science festival

A Climate of Change?

Why is so little being done to secure the future of our planet? Around the world, a newly-engaged millennial generation is taking to the streets and to social media to demand change and a better future. The renowned environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt explains why a sustainable world still seems such a difficult concept for our political leaders, and investigates the possibility that the next generation will succeed where we have failed.

Wed 6 Jun 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies’ College

£8 plus booking fee

 

what's on at the cheltenham science festival

Should We All Become Vegan?

Many argue that cutting meat from our plates will not only improve our health, but will help save the planet from harmful emissions caused by animal farming. Food climate research expert Tara Garnett, livestock sustainability adviser Jude Capper and chef and The Angry Chef author Anthony Warner deliberate over whether the surging number of vegans really do have the answer to our search for a sustainable, ethical and nutritious diet.

Wed 6 Jun 2018 7:15pm – 8:15pm

The Crucible

£9 plus booking fee

 

what's on at the cheltenham science festival

Why We Got GMOs So Wrong

Many across the globe still see genetically modified food as bad for their health or the environment. Journalist and environmental activist Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers – descending on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night to hack them to pieces. Join him to find out why he has made a complete U-turn and now champions their use.

Thu 7 Jun 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Arena

£8 plus booking fee

 

what's on at the cheltenham science festival

Our Ancient Woodlands

If trees could talk, they would say history was built on their branches. Full of character and sometimes centuries old, they are a legacy of how we’ve used the land and have been an economic necessity for generations. But why and how should we nurture the next generation of ancient trees? Join ancient tree enthusiast Saul Herbert, conservationist Jeremy Dagley and landscape historian Tom Williamson for a lively discussion. Chaired by Timandra Harkness.

Thu 7 Jun 2018 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Helix Theatre

£7 plus booking fee