Exploring and Challenging Ideas on Sustainable Leadership, Climate and Social Change
Speaker: Vivienne Westwood
At this free public lecture, iconic fashion designer and environmental activist Vivienne Westwood will be talking about steps she believes everyone can take to help make a difference to one’s own life and the future of locations such as the Lake District.
“My fashion and my activism support each other; they are driven by the same motor. I want a better world. I say “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” Quality not Quantity. I use my green politics for graphics on clothes and my shows carry my activism themes. I use every opportunity to open my mouth. I try to select, analyse and concentrate the most important information so people can cut through lies and propaganda and see what is real,” the designer said.
“People ask, what can I do to help save the environment? In all my time as an activist, I’ve never had a satisfactory answer to give: Inform yourself, talk to your friends, support the NGOs, save a plastic bag; every one of your decisions count. This is the answer, but doesn’t go very far to solving the total problem which is overwhelming. Now we realise the answer: SWITCH to a Green Energy supplier.”
We’re delighted to welcome Vivienne to our Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District and offer her an ideal platform to deliver her thoughts and inspirations on subjects close to her heart and ours.
This event is part of the University of Cumbria's 10 year anniversary celebration.