A stimulating panel of speakers, chaired by Roger Phillips of BBC Radio Merseyside, will discuss "Green Routes to Justice: how we can achieve human fairness and planetary survival" - in the light of the recent General and local elections, among other factors. This event is being held in honour of Gary Mahoney, who died in November 2014.
The panel will consist of the influential Simon O'Brien, well-known Liverpool actor, television and radio presenter and film-maker. Simon's environmental passions include 'the entire subject of Bicycles' and ecologically sound property renovation (Channel Four's The Renovation Game is among his many presenting credits). He was recently appointed Chair of Liverpool’s Green and Open Space Strategic Review.
Elaine Gilligan, who has worked for 20 years with Friends of the Earth in a range of roles, from campaigning on roads and climate change to leading environmental justice projects with directly affected communities in the UK and abroad. She is currently Head of Campaign Programmes (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and chairs Friends of the Earth International's Activities Committee.
Bryan Lipscombe, a local authority sustainability practitioner. Bryan has worked for several different Merseyside councils over the last 20 years covering issues from local Agenda 21 to climate change. He is also a volunteer and director with environmental social enterprise Sticky Exhibits.