Liverpool Year of the Environment – Green Business Day 7th May

Liverpool Year of the Environment

Always keen to help promote Liverpool’s Year of the Environment which appears to be akin to buses; nothing for weeks then three come along all at once!

Thursday May 7th is Green Business Day for Liverpool.

For those interested there are a number of environmentally themed events running with something of a log jam in the evening!


For early risers there is Green Breakfast (not the best name but I didn’t choose it!)  starting at 8.00am at Mocha Lounge on Sir Thomas Street (best coffee in Liverpool!) for a couple of official type speeches and a networking opportunity.


Next up from 10.00am is the Green Business Day proper with a selection of local green and ethical businesses exhibiting and promoting their products and services at Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park (contact to book a FREE stand or for further information)…


…and from the dessert trolley we have a number of early evening options:

1. Green Drinks in conjunction with Friends of the Earth at FACT  from 5.30pm onwards. Please note the venue is NOT Dr Duncan’s Pub! (


2. The Age of Stupid screening and impressive speakers at University of Liverpool, Mountford Hall, Guild of Students from 5.30pm onward also:the-age-of-stupid

Aubrey Meyer, Director of the Global Commons Institute: originator of the ‘Contraction and Convergence’ model to replace the Kyoto Protocol (and the main focus of the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this December)

Tim Helweg-Larson , Director of PIRC and main author of the landmark Zero Carbon Britain report in 2007, which laid out a path for the UK to become free of fossil fuels within 20 years, with little economic pain

Peter Harper – from the Centre for Alternative Technology: a proper green ‘guru’, editor of the 1960s seminal journal ‘Undercurrents’, author, philosopher, lecturer, and original coiner of the term ‘alternative technology’

Alex Randall – climate activist and star of Cheat Neutral

Professor Ric Williams, Chair in Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry, University of Liverpool.

Click here for further details and to book, if places remain!


3. Green Business Evening at Parr Street Studio 2 with speaker Professor Eric Bichard. from 6.00pm onward also also. (Contact for more details.)


Apologies for the evening triple booking headache but that’s about par for this course.


The official LYOE website has been updated!! If you go to you can now register for updates, make a green pledge and sign up as a Green Ambassador! Unfortunately there is no mention of the Green Business Day event at Chavasse Park so you’ll have to take my word for it happening. Scouts honour!

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