Lessons from lockdown

Bill McKibben joins a host of adventurers, activists and environmentalists for SHINEfest, 20-22 May 2020

Jarvis Smith - My Green Pod

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Published: 18 May 2020

This Article was Written by: Jarvis Smith - My Green Pod


Humanity is experiencing its greatest crisis in decades.

In bid to find some hope and positivity, incredible people from all around the world – including adventurers, athletes, environmentalists, activists, entrepreneurs and creatives – are coming together for a three-day digital festival to start conversations, share personal insight and help create a better world.

Over 35 people will be sharing wisdom, strategies and ideas for how we can emerge from lockdown more connected and more resilient.

SHINEfest speakers

Speakers include My Green Pod co-founder Jarvis Smith; Dougie Poynter, former McFly member-turned-environmental activist; Natalie Isaacs, founder of 1 Million Women; Danny Penman, author and mindfulness expert; mountaineer Kenton Cool; Capt Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd; one of the world’s most well-known environmentalists – Bill McKibben – and many more.

SHINEfest is a coming together of humanity, a chance to reset our lives and to reimagine the most incredible future for all.

The sole aim is to spark a life-changing journey for millions of global citizens.

Inspiration and hope

SHINEfest will take place 20/22 May 2020 here, with video recordings published over three days. The content will remain live on the platform for the foreseeable future.


‘We’ve all been thrown into turmoil recently, but a crisis sometimes brings with it a huge opportunity to rethink what our future looks like – individually and collectively. And we believe there has never been a greater need for inspiration, hope and a plan. That’s what we hope to offer through the conversations at SHINEfest.’

Founder and CEO, planetSHINE

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