First Mate Emily Penn to speak at the Royal Geographic Society & Schools Programme
Nov 04 2013
Fresh from an extraordinary voyage across the Pacific Ocean, Emily Penn will share her insights on how remote island communities are adapting to their changing world, the transition to a money-based society, and the opportunities and challenges this brings.
Emily sailed to the Line Islands of Kiribati by the only means possible: a sailing cargo ship trading western supplies for coconuts. Her aim: to create a proposal for a zero waste community – rather than waste disposal – before it’s too late.
Emily relates her experiences to the current course of wider society; how tackling global issues – such as waste, water and energy – on an island scale, can help us see solutions to problems in our own society.
Emily has also launched her one-for-one schools programme: selling art to support environmental education in schools. For every print sold, Emily will deliver an environmental education talk in a school for free, one for one. She’ll even write on the back of the picture which school you’re supporting. You can view the art on Emily’s blog.