An introduction to Low Carbon Lifestyles – a talk by Mukti Mitchell
When: Wed March 12th at 7pm
Where: The Environment Council offices, 212 High Holburn London WC1V 7BF
Travel: Holburn tube or use www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner
Space is limited: To reserve your seat, please RSVP this email.
Sailor, carpenter and pioneer of low carbon lifestyles, Mukti Mitchell, sailed around Britain in 2007 in his hand-built, 15ft, zero-emission microyacht, Chance, to promote low carbon lifestyles. Endorsed by Britain’s leading politicians and environmentalists, the tour reached an audience of over 10 million with the message that “low carbon living is easy and fun, good for the planet, and improves your quality of life.”
By popular request, Mukti returns in the Spring of 2008 with a one week tour of 5 cities: Bristol, Oxford, London, Exeter and Barnstaple, from 8th –15th March, presenting a talk in three parts: Sailing around Britain (with slides), how to lead a low carbon lifestyle, and how low carbon living improves your quality of life – drawing on his 10 years of experience. Mukti’s book, The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles, will be available at the talk.
Praise for Mukti’s talks in 2007:
Probably the most interesting talk I have ever heard. Every minute was inspirational.
– Judy Oats, Scarborough
Informative, relaxed, direct – powerful. Mukti is a real-life Al Gore event and equally impressive.
– Sue Gould, Southampton
My sceptical husband came out thoroughly enthused because of the lack of hairshirt and direction to enjoy!
– Nicola Schumacher, Aberystwyth
When I heard about Mukti’s talk I thought I knew what to expect. I couldn’t have been more wrong – Mukti has given us all an opportunity to reassess the way we talk about climate change. I was a sceptic about the “no guilt” approach, but I saw Mukti in action and I now believe that it is the only way to get people to change behaviour – and it really works, it immediately makes people relax and open up to what Mukti’s saying, which of course makes sense. – No pressure, no judgment, and it is remarkably powerful – an inspiration.
– Jessie Rogers, Lymington
Mukti is giving us lifestyle options that are upbeat and positive. The delivery of his message is passionate in a quiet, informed and non-confrontational manner. His points out that a low carbon lifestyle can save you money, give you more free time and bring a quality to your life that perhaps has long been absent.
– Barbara Quilliam, Isle of Mann Co-operative
Here’s an amazing video showing a speech/plea by a 12 yr old. She is the spokesperson of a group of 12 and 13 year olds. Her words, concerns, exmaples are amazing!