Join us at Hull’s Central Library to finish off Humber Eco Fest with discussion, learning and sharing.

The times and speaker arrangements may change a little as the event progresses, so please keep your eye on our social media for updates @HumberEcoFest on Facebook, Instagram & X.

See the full festival program in our handy online guide here: GUIDE

ASP Directors and Members Speakers and Facilitators at Hull


10.30 – 10.50 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: Festival director Alan Raw introduces the day and will invite Gwyn Jones, Director of the Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP) to talk about ASP’s reasons for involvement in the festival.

10.55 – 11.10 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: David Gent and Hannah Massingham of Active Humber discuss the sustainability effects of becoming more active.

11.15 – 11.35 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: Hull Friends of the Earth celebrate the three weeks of eco-events and activities in the Humber Eco Fest and evaluate it from their perspective as a participant group.

11.45 – 12.30 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: Discussion and Q&A on Nature-based Solutions with Richard Clarke from Tree Wilder & Highland Carbon, and Andrew Steel of the PATT Foundation.

11.45 – 12.30 

1st Floor Reference Library: Learning From the Astronauts, Cosmonauts and Taikonauts to Create a Sustainable Humber Region. Come and join in a fast-paced and fun workshop to get the motivation for the tasks ahead! How can we ensure that we keep going and tackle the climate crisis, save biodiversity and build socially just societies? One way is to see ourselves as part of an awesome universe right back to the Big Bang. Facilitator Helena Kettleborough, joined by members of the Association of Sustainability Practitioners encourages participants to find motivation, love and determination through seeing our Planet Earth through the eyes of the astronauts, taikonauts and cosmonauts.

12:30 -1:30 

Break for Lunch, food is not provided, but there is a good cafe inside the library on the ground floor. 

12:30 -1:30 

1st Floor Makerspace: During the lunch break take a tour of the first floor Makerspace, including Hull Friends of The Earth member Lee-Ann Williams’ exhibition of sustainable 3D printing, “Technology for a Sustainable Future”.

13.30 – 13.40 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: Alan Raw kicks off the afternoon event.

13.40 – 14.10 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: The festival’s Green-tech Enabling Partner Pan Galactic presents Optimal Cities.

Silviu Pirvu is a member of the Advisory Board at Hull-based space sector sustainability company, Pan Galactic Developments Ltd., developing Greentech Web3 solutions for the space industry, supported by the UK Space Agency. Silviu is an Urbanist and the Chief Technology Officer at Optimal Cities, developing the first all-in-one digital planning platform for healthy and prosperous places on Earth and outer planets.

Known for his dedication to preparing humans for life beyond Earth, Silviu has over 20 years of combined experience in urban planning and design in the UK and beyond, Earth observation, space expansion & digital innovation. Silviu supports Pan Galactic CSO Alan Raw, in bringing the benefits of this space technology to the Humber community for Humber Eco Fest and beyond, harnessing the power of satellites and GeoAI to provide bespoke mapping companions for healthy cities where people and nature coexist, on a global scale.

In early September he presented Optimal Cities at the UN General Assembly Science Summit UNGA78 2023 and used the calibration created for Hull as the example of the technology benefiting the community. Now you get to see it in action.

14.20 – 15.15 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: Timo Peach brings the playful creative enquiry of Unsee the Future to this session at Humber Eco Fest, bringing together different voices and walks of life, looking forward through the climate crisis locally.

15.15 – 3:35 

1st Floor Makerspace: Another chance to take a tour of the first floor Makerspace, including Hull Friends of The Earth member Lee-Ann Williams’ exhibition of sustainable 3D printing, “Technology for a Sustainable Future”.

15.35 – 16.20 

Ground Floor Children’s Library: ASP Director Theresa Sansome chairs a panel discussion on “Resilience and Thriving in the Face of Climate Anxiety” and how to look after each other’s mental health in the community going forward.

16.20 – 16.30 Ground Floor Children’s Library: What’s a festival without numbers? Alan Raw presents the final stats from 21 days of festival action.

16.30 – 17.00 Ground Floor Children’s Library: Networking and evaluation

This event is supported by The Creative & Cultural Organisation, Active Humber, Hull Libraries, The Association of Sustainability Practitioners (ASP), Hull Friends of The Earth, and Sustainability and Beyond.

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