Food for thought at Green Breakfast events

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Leading figures in business, energy and conservation will be the speakers in the latest series of law firm Blake Morgan’s popular Green Breakfast events in Southampton.

The Green Breakfasts are a series of talks on environmental topics held at Blake Morgan’s Southampton office. Speakers are asked to share their views and experiences on climate change and sustainability for around 45 minutes, followed by a lively question and answer session.

The speakers this autumn are:

Tuesday, November 11: Amy Nicholass of the charity Sustrans, which encourages people to travel by foot, bike or public transport, will speak on the topic of “Planes, trains and automobiles: how significant savings from smarter travel are not to be laughed at”. Her talk will include tips and tricks for smarter business travel.

Tuesday, November 18: Chris Miles, of CM Energy Limited, a former Head of Renewable Heat at British Gas, will speak on “Low Carbon Heating: From vision to delivery, from Rural Estate to Social Housing Provider”.  Chris will tell his personal journey from buying into a biomass heat supplier to its sale to British Gas and subsequent growth. 

Tuesday, December 9: Dr Tim Woodfine, Conservation Director at Marwell Zoo, will talk about “Participatory Conservation”. He will discuss how modern conservation is about learning from people living with wildlife on a daily basis and coming to an understanding with them about how to balance their needs with that of the local environment. He will take about how Marwell aims to balance its own needs as a visitor attraction with its desire to achieve a sustainable operation.

Blake Morgan associate Jessica Tresham, who is organising the series, said: “The Green Breakfasts are extremely popular among businesses and organisations in the region and we are delighted with the line-up this autumn.

“There are always plenty of opportunities for discussions, questions and debate and I am very much looking forward to welcoming our guests this year.”

The events all start at 7.30am for breakfast and coffee, followed by speakers at 8am, and draw to a close by 9am.

They are free to attend but guests are asked to register by emailing events@blakemorgan.co.uk.