Speaker: Herbert Girardet

Talk Title: An Economy for a Sustainable Future 

Humanity is engaged in an attempt to build prosperous economies across the world, yet current economic practices are threatening the very future of humanity and the natural world. In the face of a looming earth emergency, can new thinking lead us to new practices?

To address the deteriorating condition of our home planet in the Anthropocene, there is an emerging consensus that we need to think towards ‘regenerative’ practices: It is not sufficient to try and just sustain the global environment in an increasingly depleted and polluted condition. The world is a dynamic and ever-changing place, life is continuously renewed through the action of great variety of interconnected forces. Could modern economies operate in a similarly regenerative manner?


About the speaker

Prof. Herbert Girardet is co-founder of the World Future Council and a member of the Club of Rome. His various books on aspects of regenerative development have been widely read. His most recent book, Creating Regenerative Cities, was published by Routledge in 2015. His keynote article, Regenerative Economies for a Sustainable World, was published in Resurgence 313, March/April 2019.


About Supper & Conversation at Trill

Supper & Conversation provides an opportunity to enjoy an inspiring talk followed by a convivial supper, sharing ideas and evolving positive ways forward. Speakers include writers, innovators, critics, political agitators and environmentalists, and aim to be informative, to stimulate thinking, to make us laugh and to amaze us. 

The suppers are inspired by the content of the talk and from the seasonal abundance of the farm. The Old Dairy Kitchen now will be selling alcohol at these events with a delicious range of natural wines and locally produced beers and ciders to pick from (not included in the price of the dinner ticket).


Event times: 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
£5 ticket is for the talk only
Carry on the conversation afterwards over a delicious seasonal dinner in the Old Dairy Kitchen by purchasing the Dinner & Talk ticket for £30