The Sustainability Show – Celebrity Updates, Quotes and Show Agenda

The Sustainability Show has announced the final line-up of industry experts and celebrity speakers at the event at Islington Business Design Centre on 15-16 October 2022. 

Ben Fogle, Liz Bonnin, Max La Manna, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Oliver Heath, Lucy Siegle, Safia Minney, Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE AKA The Black Farmer, and Melissa Hemsley will be joined by experts Aleandro Brown, Douglas McMaster, Lisa Marley, Pauline Cox, Jarvis Smith, Jacob Thundil, David Farquhar, Klaus Mitchel, Sara Simmonds and Ana Santi (See full information

The Sustainability Show is a two-day celebration of today’s forward-thinking consumer brands, inspiring new ways we can reduce our environmental impact for tomorrow. It’s a great day out for all the family with talks by top sustainable celebrities, inspiring and informative features, and an incredible choice of the latest ‘planet friendly’ products to buy. The show covers Fashion, Food, Health & Beauty, Home & Garden, Transport & Energy, Pets, and Money & Travel.

Visitors to the show will experience educational features including House of Upcycling encouraging consumers to improve their existing furniture rather than buy from new. Chef’s Corner is intimate breakout area featuring Q&As with sustainable chefs featuring social sensation Max La Manna, much-loved Hugh Fearley-Whittingstall and plant-based chef and TV presenter Lisa Marley. See full features below:

Marie Claire Sustainability Awards

Marie Claire UK is the official media partner for this year’s Sustainability Show. Not only will Marie Claire UK be hosting two panels across the weekend, but they’ll be showcasing 20 of their amazing 2022 Marie Claire Sustainability Awards winners in a special feature space next to the main stage. 

House of Upcycling

Meet the upcycling design experts with demos from Tracey Horan of Dolly Mixtures and Carrie Webb of Webb & Gray as they take you through a raft of ideas on how to create masterpieces from tired old furniture and fabrics destined for landfill. Hear from the founder of The House of Upcycling, Chris Billinghurst, as she speaks about the craft, raising people’s awareness and promoting integration of professional upcycling into the world of interiors at all levels. 

Go Fresh, Go Local, Go Vertical

Join agritech innovator, Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), to learn about the role technology will play in ensuring we have reliable supplies of high-quality, tasty and nutritious food grown locally and sustainably. Step inside the world of vertical farming by taking a virtual reality tour, find out how companies like IGS are partnering with traditional farmers to find a greener path forwards for food production, and discover more about how robots are helping farms to become more efficient. You’ll have chance to interact with a scale model of IGS’ Growth Towers, try your hand at vertical farming through our interactive game, and even take away a plant to grow yourself at home.

Chef’s Corner

Get up close and personal with some of the biggest names in sustainable food and drink in a relaxed and informal setting called Chef’s Corner. If you love cooking but want to know more about how to create mouth-watering sustainable dishes or need tips on how to source ingredients that won’t cost the Earth, then this is the place for you. Get advice, ideas and tips from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melissa Hemsley, Max La Manna and Doug McMaster. There are even book signings at the end of each Q&A for anyone wanting to come away with a comprehensive list of recipes.

The Marketplace

Be the first to discover the next big sensation in sustainable ideas in our purpose-built area for young and emerging brands. Here you’ll discover a whole host of products from sustainable wines to sustainable sanitary wear – it’s all here. Brands include Ally Wines, Apex Gray, Serious, Feel Fit, Daye, Clarke Palmer, Denim Star and Avika Soaps to name but a few.

Little Green Minds

Give your children a creative voice and fun-packed experience and let imaginations fly in Little Green Minds. An area full of hands-on activity and wonder for your little ones. With a focus on celebrating the natural world around us and creating with natural materials, our fun-packed agenda will host an array of active sessions to keep them inspired. This is the perfect place for younger minds to unleash their untapped creative potential while solving sustainable challenges for generations to come.

The Natural Bar – Awaiting instruction

Eat Planted Cafe – Awaiting instruction

Celebrity Quotes (More available on request)

Ben Fogle

“It’s going to take all of us to make the necessary changes to save our incredible planet. I’m looking forward to sharing my life lessons from the wilderness at the show & explore the alternative brands we can switch to for a healthier world.”

Liz Bonnin

“The natural world is bowing under the pressures of the modern world, and if it isn’t thriving we humans simply cannot thrive either. We already have everything we need to transform the way we live – from the latest advances in science and technology, and sustainable products and processes that are kinder to the planet, to the potential for the evolution of an economic system fit for the 21st Century. By working together, and placing the wellbeing of the planet and people firmly at the heart of every decision we make as a society, we can create the bright, sustainable future our children and grandchildren deserve.”

Oliver Heath

“We need to go beyond the carbon centred approach to look at how we support the health and wellbeing of both people and planet. The Sustainability Show is a fantastic opportunity to discuss this and share cutting edge ideas about how we actually achieve it – to live in harmony with nature.”

Max La Manna

“The UK is currently seeing a surge with food insecurity, it’s more important than ever to minimise food waste when possible. I look forward to inspiring mindful habits with my live cooking sessions at the show, from easy kitchen hacks to simple, satisfying plant-based recipes – minimising food waste starts at home.”

Melissa Hemsley

“I am delighted to be appearing at The Sustainability Show teaming up with the fantastic Ana Santi (author of Three Things to Help The Planet which I contributed a food waste essay too).  Getting greener in the kitchen is a win win win on all levels – we are saving money, we are enjoying the satisfaction of using what we’ve got, we are more creative and inspired and we are playing our part as a community to care for Mother Earth. I am looking forward to sharing tips, tricks, shouting our amazing suppliers and contributing tried and tested ideas that really work for real life in real-time. See you there!”

Exhibitors

Whole Foods are setting up a mini supermarket selling the latest sustainable products. Sustainable business directory Blue Patch are bringing 14 interior brands with them to the show and ReLondon are launching their new website The Mindful Shopper offering a raft of sustainable products on sale to the public. In Fashion Deploy, VYN Switzerland and Komodo Fashion will unveil their latest sustainable ranges on the show floor. 

Exhibitors include; Socko, Avallen, MONTANYA DISTILLERS, Nc’nean, One Water, Riverford Organic Farmers, Street Food Box, Whole Foods Market, Sarelli, Eco Green Living, Quooker, Eskuta, Hurtigruten Group, Treehouse Bakery, Rozenbroek, Ohelo, Brothers We Stand, Organico – Fish4Ever, Green Vic, Eastbrook Farm Organic Meats- Helen Browning’s, Blue Patch, The Sustainable Marketplace, Good to Bee, Cabban & Co, Working 4 Wildlife, Kabloom, The Powder Shampoo company, Fully Charged, Delphis Eco, Iron & Velvet, Yarrah, Atlantic brewery, SANS-, DAME, Mazillo Skincare, Dipii stark, Woodland Trust, WWF, Greenpeace, Ocean Conservation Trust, Estarli, Arkadia dalia, Circa5000, Canteen Collective, Which , Cleaner Seas, Comhla, Earth and Wheat, Inhala Soulwear, Silentpool Distillers, Charlie Ovens, Liberation Foods, Switch it Green, Komodo Fashion, IGS, The Black Farmer, Denim Star®, VYN Switzerland, Floral Street Fragrances, Clarke Palmer, Avika Soaps, Butternut Box, Molly-Grace, Green N White, Unfold, House of Katran, Serious Tissues, ReLondon, Deploy, Daye, Jefferson Crafts, ALLY Wines and House of Upcycling. And more to come.

Main Stage Talks 

The main stage talks programme features a raft of sustainable experts, ambassadors and celebrities including; Ben Fogle, Safia Minney, Sara Simmonds, Oliver Heath, Andrea Thomson (Marie Claire), Ally Head (Marie Claire), Klaus Mitchel, Lucy Siegle, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Melissa Hemsley and Liz Bonnin. Talks cover easy tips on how to live more sustainably across home, beauty and fashion to sharing celebrity experiences and what they have learned during filming documentaries.

Main Stage – Saturday
 
TimeSession typeTopicDescription
10.00 – 10.15Talk & Q&AThe Journey to Sustainable Living: Becoming ConsciousDaily tips to a live a more sustainable and cost-effective lifestyle, featuring Sara Simmonds, CEO and Chief Innovator at The Conscious Innovator.
with Sara Simmonds
10.15 – 10.55Keynote & PanelFashion DeclaresSafia Minney, MBE, Founder of People Tree & Fashion Declares, will open with a keynote on Why the Climate Emergency calls on us to all redesign our lifestyles and business models to operate within planetary boundaries. Join Safia as she hosts a panel with Bel Jacobs, former fashion editor, Metro and climate campaigner, and Thao Vu, founder & designer of KILOMET 109, Vietnam, to talk about how we put the living world and craft central to the fashion industry.
with Safia Minney MBE, Bel Jacobs and Thao Vu
11.00 – 11.30Talk & Q&AInspired: Life Lessons from the WildernessJoin TV Ben Fogle as he shares his life lessons from the wilderness and explores the alternative brands we can switch to for a healthier world.
with Ben Fogle
11.35 – 12.00Talk & Q&ABiophilic Design and its Importance to Health and Wellbeing in the HomeFounder of Oliver Heath Design and TV personality  for shows such as BBC Changing Rooms and BBC DIY SOS, Oliver Heath will be sharing his expertise on biophilic design and tups for a healthier, happier home.
with Oliver Heath
12.00 – 12.45Talk & Q&AHow Climate Change is Impacting Women More Than Men?In many countries, women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis. This session will be unpicking some of these issues today with a brilliant panel of female change-makers and sustainability experts. They’ll be discussing how we make things more inclusive and where on earth we go from here when it comes to tackling the crisis.
with Marie Claire
13.25 – 13.55Talk & Q&AMissing Link to Reach Net ZeroThis talk is about the elephant in the room; the politically unsavoury truth that we each have an individual responsibility to recognise and address. It shines a spotlight on how instead of waiting for our broken food supply chain to change, we have to demand alternative modes of production today.
with Klaus Mitchel
14.00 – 14.25Talk & Q&ALocal Food Meets Secure FoodStep inside the world of vertical farming by taking a virtual reality tour with Intelligent Growth Solution, the leading provider of vertical farming solutions. Find out how companies like IGS are partnering with traditional farmers to find a greener path forwards for food production, and discover more about how robots are helping farms to become more efficient
hosted by Intelligent Growth Solutions
14.30 – 15.00Talk & Q&AInspired: Life Lessons from the WildernessJoin TV Ben Fogle as he shares his life lessons from the wilderness and explores the alternative brands we can switch to for a healthier world.
with Ben Fogle
15.10 – 15.25Talk & Q&APlanning a Sustainable Vacation: Choosing Green not GreenwashingWhat is a sustainable holiday? Join Hurtigruten as they discuss tips for greener holidays.
hosted by Hurtigruten
15.30 – 16.15Talk & Q&AThe Fight Against PlasticJournalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change
with Lucy Siegle
16:20 – 17.00Talk & Q&ANutrition, Health & Sustainable Farming PracticesJoin multi-award-winning writer and broadcaster, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, as he shares his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and his concern for the environment.
 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 
Main Stage – Sunday
 
TimeSession typeTopicDescription
10.30 – 11.15PanelHealth, Nutrition & SustainabilityCan we fulfil our dietary habits without comprising our planet? What steps can we all take to improve our nutrition, diet and lifestyle? Hear from Pauline Cox and Jacob Thundil MBE, on which and what products are actually healthy, understanding clean labelling and a living a clean conscious lifestyle. 
with Pauline Cox, Dorothy Shaver and Jacob Thundil MBE
11.30 – 12.05Talk & Q&ADiversity in FarmingWilfred Emmanuel-Jones is a farmer and the founder of The Black Farmer food brand. Here he argues for greater inclusivity and diversity within farming.
with Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
12.05 – 12.30Talk & Q&AEat Well & Feel GoodMelissa Hemsley, self-taught chef, food columnist, real food activist, sustainability champion and author of Feel-Good will be joined in conversation by Three Things to Help Heal the Planetwriter Ana Santi.
with Melissa Hemsley
12.35 – 13.00Talk & Q&AMy Green Pod – Lead Into CleanMy Green Pod is for anyone who wants to live a more sustainable lifestyle but doesn’t know where to start. Jarvis Smith, Founder of My Green Pod, will be sharing his knowledge on building a sustainable lifestyle. 
with Jarvis Smith
13.05 – 13.45PanelHow Tech Can Save the PlanetCan technology support urban requirements to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Join ReLondon as they discuss their Mindful Shopper application and how it can support the public to make better choices. 
hosted by ReLondon
14.00 – 14.25Talk & Q&ALocal Food Meets Secure FoodStep inside the world of vertical farming by taking a virtual reality tour with Intelligent Growth Solution, the leading provider of vertical farming solutions. Find out how companies like IGS are partnering with traditional farmers to find a greener path forwards for food production, and discover more about how robots are helping farms to become more efficient
hosted by Intelligent Growth Solutions
14.30 – 15.00Talk & Q&AScience and Innovation to Power Sustainable HolidaysDiscover how science and innovation can be a force to power sustainable holidays. 
hosted by Hurtigruten
15.00 – 15.30Talk & Q&ATransforming the Way we Live for the 21st CenturyTV personality, Liz Bonnin, has presented over 40 primetime programmes including Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos and Horizon. Here Liz will be discussing tips to transform our lives for the 21st century.
with Liz Bonnin
15.45 – 16.30Talk & Q&AHow Sustainability Became CoolShopping more sustainably is in vogue – it’s having a cultural moment, and brands are having to prioritise products that are genuinely ethically produced to match consumer demand. why is the appetite shifting now? What changed? And how has sustainability infiltrated all of the brands you didn’t think it would? Most importantly, how do we cement sustainability as a mainstay, rather than a 2022 trend? 
hosted by Marie Claire
16:35 – 17.00Talk & Q&AUpcycle WorkshopUnderstand how furniture and personal belongings can be upcycled, repositioned and designed to new levels.
hosted by House of Upcycle

For more information, images, interview requests contact the marketing team Saul.Leese@frontier.events or Justine.mcgregor@frontier.events 

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