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How Are We Going to Live?: A roadmap for the future.

Key Info: 
  • Cut through jargon and understand the implications of climate emergency
  • Discover empowering solutions to help play your part re-imagining a new way of life
  • Be inspired to take positive action for your future
  • Rebalance your equilibrium with Yoga Nidra

With Frederikke Magnussen, Sian Sutherland and Kanan Thakerar

£ 395.00
Course fees includes simple, private accommodation with shared bathroom and all vegetarian meals. Fee also includes any field trips, materials as well as all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Friday to Sunday afternoon.
If you would like to take this course as a non-residential participant, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 1803 847237.

Just one generation ago, young people shared a dream of a bright shiny future of equality and freedom.   Now our children dream of a very different future; one of climate catastrophe. We need to reimagine a new future, because belief precedes reality.

Join the two dynamic founders of A Plastic Planet, Frederikke Magnussen and Sian Sutherland, as they offer inspiration and solutions to how we can all make a difference and address our climate emergency.   Together they founded the successful global social impact movement that is already changing the way we live by encouraging supermarkets to get rid of their plastic packaging.

This new future will not be a mere tweak on our current lifestyle model but a total reinvention of how we are going to live on a planet with dwindling resources and billions more people. What is the psychological roadmap to get us to this new way of living?

We know plastic is the enabler to much of the ramp-up in hyper-consumption and the gateway to much of what we do that damages our world. What exactly is the climate crisis? How did all this happen – on our watch? How can we reverse back to living in harmony with Nature, with every species that cohabits the planet, and ultimately exist in harmony with our own selves? 

This interactive weekend workshop will explore these themes in plain human-speak, not science jargon. A blend of straight-talking facts, stimulating workshops and restorative yoga Nidra with Kanan Thakerar to connect left and right brain and give us all an essential pause to reboot and think afresh.

Together we will open up our senses to reconnect with Nature and unleash our own creativity to re-frame a different way of living.

A Plastic Planet has a single goal  - to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. As entrepreneurs, Frederikke and Sian bring a different fresh pro-business approach to environmental issues.  A Plastic Planet is highly vocal in representing the public's right for plastic free choice, working collaboratively with industry, retailers, Governments, legislators and the UN; to accelerate the pace of change at all levels. 

Recognised in The 2019 Fast Company Awards and  winners of International Campaign of the Year, APP also launched the Plastic Free Consumer Trust Mark for brands and the 'Working Towards Plastic Free' Commitment Mark for industry.  From hackathons for Unilever and RB, to the Plastic Free Aisle campaign, APP have created global impact in just two years.

You can follow them on twitter @aplastic_planet, @siansutherland

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With Frederikke Magnussen, Sian Sutherland and Kanan Thakerar
frederikke mangussen

Frederikke Magnussen

Frede left Denmark at an early age to pursue a career in fashion, living in Paris, Australia and New York.

She studied Psychology at NYU and Birkbeck. On return to Denmark, Frede explored her passion for the outdoors and established Being Human wilderness retreats to reconnect over-worked people with nature.

In the mid 2000s Frede became aware of the fast escalating problem of plastic pollution in our oceans. She was one of the key catalysts behind the self-funded and 8-year production of the first documentary feature on ocean pollution – A Plastic Ocean.

Knowing that a braver and radically different approach was vital to accelerate the pace of change in the world’s attitude to plastic, Frede joined forces with Siân Sutherland in January 2017 to launch A Plastic Planet.

sian sutherland

Sian Sutherland

Igniting social change, creating brands, campaigns and businesses with soul and purpose is Sian’s passion.

Multi-award winner, including Entrepreneur of the Year , Female Marketer of the Year, CEW Achiever Award and British Inventor of the Year; Sian is a serial entrepreneur with a varied background in advertising, Michelin Star restaurants, film production, brand creation design agencies and personal care.

In 2017, Sian and Frederikke Magnussen founded A Plastic Planet; drawing on all her entpreneurial experience to build a new kind of activist movement, using the power of business and great communication ideas to create lasting awareness and bringing solutions to many.

Kanan Thakerar

Kanan Thakerar

Kanan is of Indian descent, the youngest of three siblings, and the only girl in her family. Her upbringing was a blend of living in the Western world yet surrounded by my rich Indian culture and heritage from food, to conversation, to clothes, to the philosophy, and the way one should be in life. She grew up with beautiful sanskars which were instilled in her by her parents and became the backbone of her life. She grew up in a house which was always full of people - hence I love meeting and engaging with new people.Kanan has studied a variety of different styles of yoga with some phenomenal teachers all around the world. Yoga shaped her into the person that she is today, how she lives her life using the principles of slow living and how she connects and look after others. Now it is her own personal mission to live life fully doing what she loves, whilst helping others to transform and make sustained positive changes to their lives.

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Residential accommodation for "Changing the Frame"  is at Higher Close, a 20 minute walk from Schumacher College. All meals will be provided at the college.

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