Pondero Candover Valley – Sustainability: The future is in our hands
Fast food, fast fashion, fast lifestyles: the speeding up of modern life has impacted our health – and that of the planet. In this talk psychotherapist and sustainability expert, Lucy Johnson, describes how our lifestyles are not just making us stressed out but are also one of the biggest drivers of the ecological crisis. She’ll talk about how we can use mindset and a connection to nature to rebalance our lives and make sustainable lifestyle choices that not only improve our own health but also positively benefit the planet.
Lucy Johnson is the founder and CEO of Green Salon, the UK’s first sustainable lifestyle consultancy. She is also one of Britain’s first sustainability coaches, working with people to give their homes and lives stylish green makeovers. Green Salon offers unique and tailored guidance to individuals on how to make their lives greener and supports them in transforming eco-overwhelm into a sense of personal agency and optimism about tackling the climate crisis. Her work is pioneering a drive to transition away from a carbon-intensive, throw-away lifestyle to a chic, conscious lifestyle, focusing on quality over quantity, through coaching, styling, workshops, talks, articles and a curated collection of gorgeous and truly sustainable brands.
Before starting Green Salon, Lucy was a television journalist for 16 years, covering the environment, politics and foreign affairs for broadcasters including ITN, APTN and the BBC. She spent her early journalistic career looking at the politics of the global energy supply. In 2006, Lucy launched the ‘prototype’ Green Salon, a monthly networking event bringing together eco-entrepreneurs and investors to speed up money flows into green businesses, which ran until 2008 when she trained to become a psychotherapist. She continues to run her own private psychotherapy practice. Lucy has studied the circular economy at the Ellen McArthur Foundation and holds a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School. She has spent the last two decades reading widely and deeply about sustainability, eco-brands and human psychology. She also lives a low-waste and lower-carbon life herself and has a wealth of personal experience to share with others.
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Pondero talks are run in collaboration with The Really Helpful Club.