This article first appeared in our Consumer Revolution issue of My Green Pod Magazine, distributed with The Guardian on 06 March 2020. Click here to subscribe to our digital edition and get each issue delivered straight to your inbox
The scale of the climate crisis is so huge that it can be hard to see how one individual can make a difference. Yet history shows that when human beings unite behind a cause they have the power to shift paradigms.
Regular My Green Pod readers will know our stance: we believe that if every person made one positive lifestyle change, the future would look much brighter for the next generations.
This year we’ve partnered with the One Earth Show (24-25 October 2020, Birmingham’s NEC) to help you find that change and explore how it could work for you and your family.
One Earth Show will bring speakers, practical workshops and exhibitors under one roof to help you discover the change that’s right for you, and give you practical advice on how to make it a success.
Whether you want to improve your recycling rate, reduce pollution or make a stand against climate change, you’ll come away with the tools and inspiration you need.
Click here to find out more about One Earth Show
The One Earth Show is the brainchild of Ed Tranter, who has 25 years’ experience in events and magazines. ‘In the end, the idea found me’, he tells us. ‘Over the last few years we’ve been trying, as a family, to live more sustainably. Everything seemed confusing and hard to navigate.’
Ed’s background naturally led him to seek event-based advice from charities, action groups and ethical suppliers. ‘It turned out there was no such event’, he tells us, ‘so here we are!’
Now, more than ever, there is a desire to make a difference; Ed’s research underlines what many already know: 94% of us want to live more sustainably but only 9% feel equipped to do so.
‘The environment, and our impact as consumers, is at the absolute forefront of our collective psyche’, Ed tells us. It’s great that the conversation has become more mainstream but we also need to raise awareness of the facts.’
The goal of the One Earth Show is to meet the need for advice and information while giving sustainable brands a platform to take their products and services mainstream.
From food to travel
The event will focus on five key themes that touch most households: food, fashion, beauty, home and tech and travel.
‘The only way to change our predicted path is for everyone to start making a change. As a father and as a human being, I want to be part of that change.’
Founder of One Earth Show