The Bluedot science and music festival has announced its sustainability initiatives and green programme for 2019.
The weekend camping festival takes place every July at Jodrell Bank Observatory in rural Cheshire, and features live music and talks by some of the biggest names in science.
A lineup of talks and presentations on the environmental challenges facing our planet has been announced for this year’s festival:
Protest for Change: Direct Action and Society will see writer Helen Pankhurst join Tom Shakespeare and a representative from environmental action group Extinction Rebellion to discuss the history of direct action as a form of protest, and the ethics behind the concept.
Stargazing Live’s Liz Bonnin will host a talk on the damaging effects of plastic polluting our oceans.
The World Wild Fund for Nature will present In Conversation talks with creators of David Attenborough’s Our Planet series.
Stargazing Live presenter Liz Bonnin will host The Problem with Plastics, lecturer Tamsin Edwards will look at the story of climate science and astrophysicist Eamonn Kerins will explore the possibility of life on planets beyond our Solar System
This year’s Manchester-based festival-goers will also be able to cycle to Jodrell Bank along the city’s canals, as part of a new initiative to encourage sustainable travel.
For more information on this year’s festival visit the Bluedot website.