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Polyface Farms is the subject of new documentary film ‘Polyfaces’

Joel Salatin, America’s most famous farmer and inspirational speaker on sustainability, is the subject of a new documentary film, “Polyfaces,” which was shot over four years, documenting “a style of farming that will help change the fate of humanity.”

The film, set to be released in late 2015, explores the renowned Polyface Farm & it’s broad community. It reveals how the Salatin family and their team are healing the land, regenerating the local economy, inspiring people all around the world, and feeding over 6,000 families ethically produced, nutrient dense foods.

Heinz Award winner, Joel Salatin was called the ‘most innovative farmer in the world’ by Time Magazine, and is seen as an inspiration to many thousands of farmers around the world.

Watch the full “Polyfaces” trailer below:

Polyfaces English from RegrariansMedia on Vimeo.

For more information, or to book Joel Salatin as a keynote speaker for your conference or event, please contact Jeana Webster at jeana@chartwellspeakers.com or call 972-385-1021. 

Keynote speaker Matt Ridley on the improving state of humanity

Matt Ridley - Improving State of HumanityCheck out this video of Matt Ridley, popular keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Rational Optimist, who gave an interview on the improving state of humanity at the Cato Institute –  a think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.

In his recent work on the greening of our planet, Matt discovered something interesting: likely scenarios in which humans contribute more to climate change (according to the IPCC) are the same ones in which incomes grow more slowly.

Matt argues that humanity’s impact on the environment need not be catastrophic. This is partly because there is a strong relationship between economic growth and a greener planet: “the richer we become, the lesser our impact on the environment will be.”

Since economic freedom and growth are correlated (i.e.: more economic freedom means higher growth), economic freedom encourages a higher quality of life and a healthier environment. As such, Matt contends that gloomy predictions about the future of the planet are based on unrealistic assumptions that are unlikely to happen. Watch the video to find out more!

To find out more about Matt Ridley, or to book him as a speakerplease contact Alex Hickman at alexh@chartwellpartners.co.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

Herta von Stiegel to talk at Emerge Conference on her ‘career metamorphosis’

Founder and CEO of Ariya Capital, Herta von Stiegel is one of several business experts chosen to speak at the Emerge Conference in October this year. Held at Oxford University, the event joins university students, young professionals and successful entrepreneurs and leaders of global change: “Emerge is about “what’s next”: the big ideas, the future leaders, the driving forces challenging the status quo.”

In a session called ‘Career metamorphosis:  Gradual evolution or “Road to Damascus” moment?’, Herta will share her route to success and how and why she found herself “mid-career switching gears to follow a different path, pursuing systemic social change.”

Click here for more information on the conference

China: Economic Growth Despite Water Shortages

The article ‘High and Dry’ in today’s Financial Times describes the “devastating water shortages” in China which appear at odds with Beijing’s high spending. “In the face of China’s rapid economic expansion and growing presence on the global stage, it is often forgotten that the country is running out of water.”

Water scarcity is causing social, political and economic problems, which are becoming more urgent with the country’s rapid urbanisation; more than 300 million people are predicted to move into cities by 2030. Click here to read the article in full.

Many speakers are experts on relating issues:

Alex Bell is an expert on water stress and its consequences, particularly the economic and social impact of water shortages

Stanley Johnson is an expert on global environmental issues who has published ten books on the subject

Matt Ridley‘s book ‘The Rational Optimist’ (2010) takes on contemporary pessimism to argue that, in spite of disasters and reverses, the world has been getting better and better for humanity over the last two centuries

Laurence C. Smith is an advisor to Congress and the UN on climate change who gives science-based projections on how the world will look in the future

To find out more about these speakers, or to book them as speakers for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

 

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