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Charlie Guy

City: Bristol

Country: United Kingdom

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Charlie’s detailed plan for speaking out on OVER:

“As an Engineering student at the University of Bristol, England, I am engaged in a number of sustainability initiatives. I am actively involved in tackling climate change and passionate about the many issues that threaten our future on this planet. The City of Bristol has been awarded the European Green Capital status for 2015 and therefore it is the ideal time to be spreading the word. Please see the link below to see just some of the actions and events being undertaken as part of Bristol European Green Capital this year:

1 book will be donated to each of the main University of Bristol Libraries (up to 5 books in total) to be placed on show at the entrance to each library. The student population is over 20,000 so it is hoped that through these displays we could reach a large proportion of this population.

1 book will be donated to the University of Bristol Engineers Without Borders society who are directly involved in tackling sustainability issues around the world. The society operates outreach activities to many local schools and could use the book the help educate the next generation much more effectively than school curricula manage.

4 books will be continuously circulated around the city at public events as part of an initiative I am running to showcase renewable energy and the problems we face in our world for Bristol Green Capital 2015. With the support and funding of Bristol City Council, we are renovating an electric milk float to become a renewable energy powered roaming exhibit, to drive to public events to engage the public and spread the message about sustainability. We plan to have solar powered and pedal powered interactive exhibits to help disseminate key information about many of the issues our planet is faced with; the books would make an excellent addition to this interactive exhibition. We plan to directly reach many thousands of people at these events as well as generating coverage via social media and conventional regional (and potentially national) television and printed news coverage also.

I hope that the above dissemination ideas interest you and show my willingness to share your book with my local communities. As a keen photographer myself, I feel that the book really tells the story and delivers the key messages in a way that no other statistics or the usual articles manage. By drawing on the human emotional response, I believe it will be extremely effective at educating those still denying that we are pushing our planet over the edge.”

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