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We all want to make a contribution to saving the planet, but it’s hard to know where to start. 2020 showed us that even the smallest of actions can make a big difference; but what are the most important choices we can make when it comes to saving our planet? Young activist Daze Aghaji, astrophysicist Sarah Bridle and artist and campaigner Daniel Webb join Mark Miowdnik battle it out to decide what lifestyle changes making the biggest impact and are crucial to creating positive change.

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Biographies

Daze Aghaji is a 20-year-old Climate Justice activist, political candidate and student. She studies History and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Daze’s advocacy for radical systemic change has seen her work with major NGOs, leading charities and grassroots changemakers around the world. In 2019 she ran for election in the EU Parliamentary elections (being the youngest candidate to do so) and she has strong ties with Extinction Rebellion. The main focus of Daze’s activism is regenerative cultures, intersectionality, environment, youth political engagement and social change funding. Daze has recently become a Trustee at Blagrave Trust.

Daniel Webb is the founder and director of Everyday Plastic. He launched and developed Everyday Plastic in 2017, taking it from his spare room to become an important part of the conversation around plastic waste. He has worked closely with Surfers Against Sewage, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and delivers talks for schools, businesses and events including the British Library, Deloitte, the Guardian and TK Maxx. His latest project – The Everyday Plastic Survey – encourages people across the UK to discover their own personal plastic footprint.

A Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, Sarah Bridle has diversified from cosmology into agriculture and food research, motivated by the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. In 2017, Sarah founded the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Food Network+, bringing together food research and industry with STFC capabilities from astro, particle and nuclear physics and the UK’s largest science facilities.

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Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air

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Venue

Cheltenham Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

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