Ecotainment! began twelve years ago at the Big Green Gathering festival in 2007. This was by no means my first ‘action’ BUT that event, which was also the last BGG for a long-time (due to licensing issues), was the genesis of my own personal campaign. Over the years the BGG had no-doubt inspired many others to take environmental activism into their hearts, minds, homes and across the globe – where it belongs. Respect due ‘BIGGUP’ the BGG crew!
Like a lot of environmental campaigners I have been energised by Extinction Rebellion and their fresh approach. This has led me to provide Extinction Rebellion Wimborne (my home town) with technical and logistical support for their first ‘action’ a die-in which took place in July. Recently I have written a press-release and created graphics for their Climate Emergency talks taking place tomorrow (Thursday 12th September 2019).
To help put all of this into perspective I recently came across the programme for the Big Green Gathering 2007 – where it all began! The opening welcome titled ‘Lifestyle Change Not Climate Change’ struck a chord with me. It seems as if things have not changed that much over the years which is why I wanted to share it with you so you can make-up your own mind.