Eco-debate looks to future
PEOPLE across Peterborough are being invited to take part in an eco-debate to decide if going green is more important for the UK than a healthy economy.
The discussion has been organised as part of the Peterborough‘s Green Festival events taking place next month.
Staff at Athene Communications are organising the debate at the Key Theatre, in Embankment Road, Peterborough, from 5pm to 6.30pm on June 6.
The debate, which is free to attend, aims to settle the question about whether long-term environmental considerations should always be the priority or whether the economy has to be in good shape before there is a push for sustainability.
Speakers will include Peterborough Renewable Energy managing director Chris Williams; Peterborough Chamber of Commerce vice chairman Richard Olsen; Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) chief executive Rachel Huxley and IKEA sustainability manager Rob Buck.
Each speaker will be given five minutes to put forward their case, before it is opened up to the audience.
Ms Huxley said: “This debate has been organised as it focuses on a key issue surrounding the environment, highlighting a significant and timely concern with the current state of the economy.
“We hope to see as many people as possible at the debate.”
The festival is organised by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and runs from June 2 to June 10.