Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, will join thousands of Londoners at this year’s London’s Green Fair, the capital’s largest green festival, taking place in Regents Park on the 9th and 10th of June.
Jean will be taking part in special debate on Sunday afternoon from 5pm, which looks at the role business plays in the fight against climate change, alongside Quentin Clark, Head of Sustainability at Waitrose and Hilary Jones, Ethical Director of the cosmetic chain Lush.
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the London Green Fair, which originally started life as a small gathering of focused activists held in the railway arches at Kings Cross. The festival is now held each year in Regents Park, and unites tens of thousands of people looking to celebrate London’s green achievements and inspire further behaviour change.
Speaking before the festival, Jean said: “Business plays a central role in our lives, providing jobs, security and the goods we need and want – but it is also a rapacious guzzler of natural resources, often capitalising at the expense of the environment and people.
“Sustainable industry is vital to our future economic health, and must be at the forefront of any fight against climate change and environmental degradation. All businesses must realise that to succeed in the 21st century means committing now to the transition to a resource-efficient society and radically reducing carbon and emissions.”
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1. London Green Fair will be held on the 9th and 10th June at Regents Park. For further information, visit: http://www.londongreenfair.org Jean’s session will take place in the Speakers Tent from 5-6pm.