Growing support for our projects at the UK’s big green festival

Mon, 20/07/2015

Green thinking festival goers learned about The Converging World’s environmental projects from CEO Wendy Stephenson at the 2015 Seed Festival at Hawkwood, Stroud.

We set out to educate and inspire people about our work by hearing directly from Wendy Stephenson CEO. Wendy explained to the Seed Festival audience that we are working with our partners Pitchandikulam Bio-Resource Centre at Auroville in Tamil Nadu India to restore native Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. Since the area has been severely deforested, species are disappearing, communities are suffering and climatic conditions are changing for the worse. Wendy announced our plan to support the eco-restoration of 400,000m2 to restore flora and fauna that can sustain local people.

"Restoring degraded forests is one of the most critical activities of our time. The impact is far reaching and yet it is easy and low cost. Thanks to Joss Brooks who has been doing this for the last 40 years we plan to do much more together going forward." - Wendy Stephenson

Over at the exhibition area The Converging World’s stall showcased our latest projects. From the eco-restoration project to solar charging and raising awareness of energy consumption at a community level, through our interactive tool the TCWEnergyMap. It was great to connect and engage with new supporters offering them the opportunity to use our tools and help with eco-restoration.

As proud sponsors of the Seed Festival and Charles Eisenstein, we were thrilled to see the environmentally conscious crowd surrounded by creative ideas channelled through inspirational talks, workshops and art exhibitions. Thank you for involving us in such a remarkable green event.

If you did not attend the festival but would like to support our eco-restoration project, you can make a donation online or text TCWZ01 £1 or more to 70070. Just £1 will restore 1 square metre of native forest.