RSA Newcastle Network online: sustainable habits and collective change

Fellowship Event


Online via Zoom

  • Sustainability
  • Behaviour change
  • Social networks
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

In the face of the global climate, biodiversity and health emergencies, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale of the problems and that our actions are insignificant. However, in the words of Margaret Mead, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

On Wednesday 20th May, join the Fellow-led Newcastle Network for our second virtual online Encounter, where we will be joined by Fellow Phillip Ward, the RSA Sustainability Fellow-led Network Lead, and Catherine Weetman FRSA, who is the award-winning author of A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains.

The RSA Sustainability Network is made up of 900 people who recognize the importance of developing a more sustainable lifestyle, and the opportunities to draw on the strengths of our diverse Fellowship to make a difference. Phillip will tell us more about the activities and ambitions of the Sustainability Network, and how anyone interested can get involved.

For the latter part of the session, Catherine will share ideas on building sustainable habits so that we can live better during, and long after, the coronavirus lockdown. She’ll suggest ways we can ‘close the loop’ on food waste, review our travelling and tourism habits, and rethink our purchasing ones. Catherine will help us think about how, instead of returning to ‘fast and forgettable’, we can ‘vote with our wallets’ for a slower, savoured approach to life because everyone deserves to live well on a healthy planet.
To quote Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia Inc: “Be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and then you can sleep at night.”


Location: Online via Zoom.

Follow the link to register a free ticket, and you will be emailed with instructions for joining the call. Unfamiliar with Zoom? It is a very user-friendly online conferencing platform. You do not need to sign up or pay to join the call.

If you have any questions, access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]

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