Tue, Feb 18 | Sofi's Southside

EPUxCommon Weal: Resources and Trade in a Scottish Green New Deal

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Time & Location

Feb 18, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sofi's Southside, 42-44 Buccleuch St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9LP, UK

About the Event

Join Edinburgh Political Union and Common Weal as we delve into the first night in our seminar series on the world's first fully-costed Green New Deal.

We invite you to come along to see a short presentation by Common Weal’s Head of Policy and Research, Dr Craig Dalzell, and Plastics and Circular Economy Campaigner, Sarah Foyes, describing what they believe needs to change in the way we use our Resources and Trade, followed by an informal blether and an open session where we encourage you to critique, add to, and generally discuss the policy platforms presented by Common Weal.

We want this to be, above all, an educational experience for everyone attending, but also to act as an example of policy in dialogue; an opportunity to discuss what needs to happen to transform our economy, our society, and our relationship with Our Common Home.

Our Speakers:

Dr Craig Dalzell, Common Weal Head of Policy & Research - Craig Dalzell is Common Weal's Head of Policy & Research and has been part of the team since 2016. His background is in laser physics but through a strange series of events after the 2014 independence referendum he found himself in the world of politics, economics and statistics.

Sarah Moyes, Plastic and Circular Economy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth - Sarah joined FoE Scotland in 2019 after several years working at OneKind on issues such as fox hunting and grouse moor management.  She graduated in Journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University before working as a broadcast journalist at Central FM and as press officer in the arts sector. Sarah is the Chair of Plastic Free Scotland, a network which encourages people to ditch single-use plastics and sits on the Scottish Food Coalition. Sarah enjoys reviewing theatre shows and finding the latest vegan food.

Full Series Schedule: 1st Seminar on  Resources and Trade Tues 18th of Feb 2nd Seminar on Food and Land Tues 10th March 3rd Seminar on Building and Heating Tues 31st March 4th Seminar on Electricity and Transport on Wed 22nd April 5th Seminar on Learning and Us Tues 12th May

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