Supporting sustainability

Designhouse is delighted to be supporting the Charterhouse Climate Conference 2020, a week of webinars aimed at secondary school pupils interested in sustainability and climate change.

Forced online because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the event – free to attend – has now grown from its original local format to include young people from as far away as Australia.

The conference runs from Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June, with a programme of 17 lectures, each for 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Delegates are being encouraged to submit questions in advance.

The keynote speaker is Claire Perry-O’Neill, former Minister of State and until recently, the President of the upcoming UN COP 26 talks.  The varied and fascinating programme offers something for everyone, including: financing the Green Economy; climate change and human health; regenerative farming methods; blue carbon and marine conservation; employment in the Green Economy; and ‘How poetry can save the world’.

Tim Reynolds, a teacher at Charterhouse School and mentor to the Sustainability Committee, said: “Charterhouse pupils have been actively involved in organising this event. It is fantastic to see young people engaging with the issues facing the planet, and we are looking forward to welcoming pupils from all around the world next weekYoung people are not afraid to ask challenging questions, so I think we will have some lively debate.

Designhouse managing director, Lavinia Culverhouse, said: “Followers of Designhouse will remember that last year we worked with Charterhouse pupil James, who won the competition to design a logo for the school’s Sustainability Committee. We are delighted to offer our support again for this ambitious and important event. 

Charterhouse Climate Conference 2020 logo identity

“Sustainability is a core component of Designhouse’s corporate values.  As a design agency, we are acutely conscious of sustainability when proposing creative ideas to our clients and look at alternative and innovative creative solutions that reduce environmental pressures.  We are seeing more and more that digital and downloadable solutions are replacing traditional print, and, where print is required, we look at paper specification very carefully to ensure sustainability wherever possible.”

James’ winning logo is being used as the visual identity for the climate conference materials. Last year he said, “In my design I used the bottle to convey the sustainability ethos of reduce, reuse, recycle and the idea of the tree emerging from the bottle was to show that there is some hope that the natural world can be saved if our generation can step up to do what is urgently needed.”

Although primarily aimed at young people, the climate conference is open to all. Click here to see the full programme and details for registration.

We hope to see you there!

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