Ground breaking UK event celebrating sustainability encourages us to make small positive changes for the good of the planet.

Taking place at the NEC from 24 & 25 October 2020, One Earth is a brand new event designed to educate, inspire and empower people of all ages to make small changes for a more sustainable lifestyle. 

The two-day event celebrates sustainable living and will focus on five key themes – tech and travel, food, fashion, beauty and home – and will be packed with ideas inspiring visitors to reduce, reuse and recycle in a bid to tackle climate change. 

The One Earth Exhibition will be home to familiar brands plus hand-picked ethical brands and suppliers showcasing innovative products and services. The One Earth Theatres will play host to inspiring household names sharing their thoughts on how we can all make a difference to the future of our planet. And the One Earth Workshops will give visitors the opportunity to take part in practical and creative sessions designed to provide takeaway ideas and tips to start with straight away. 

One Earth Show managing director Ed Tranter explained: “We are living in the midst of a sustainability Zeitgeist: the conversation has tipped from niche to mainstream. Never has there been a time when more people are both aware of the climate change crisis and desperate to help. 

“Sadly, it’s not quite that simple. Often lack of knowledge, cost, inconvenience and the perceived enormity of the situation we are facing are all preventing action. One Earth’s goal is to break down these barriers and – through positive messaging – prove to visitors that if we all make small, everyday changes, our incremental efforts can make a huge difference.”

Organisers One Earth Partnership and 73 Media have signed a Sustainability Pledge illustrating how they will work with event partners and suppliers with shared values to continuously challenge and find new ways to reduce waste, energy and the environmental impact of the event. 

One Earth will be working in partnership with ForestNation - global reforestation partner, who have gifted 10,000 trees to the One Earth Forest in Tanzania. One Earth will plant an additional tree for every ticket purchased to attend. Together they aim to plant 100,000 in the One Earth Forest in 2020. 

One Earth will also partner with Reach Plc who are supporting the event through their network of national and regional news outlets.

"At Reach Plc we strive to ensure readers of all our newsbrands are properly informed about the facts regarding what is happening to our planet. We're delighted to be partnering with One Earth in delivering this exciting event which promises to give practical advice for steps we can all take that can really make a difference."

Philip Machray, Director of Corporate Development, Reach Plc

Additional steps for 2020 include:
• Offsetting the event’s carbon emissions
• E-ticketing 
• Working with the NEC, who are committed to delivering sustainable events 
• Removing single use plastic 
• Providing locally sourced food options with the majority of produce traveling no more than 30 miles and supporting local businesses
• Offering visitors discounted travel in partnership with public transport providers

“One Earth aims to encourage positive change, and is a platform to discuss how to make better consumer choices, to encourage people to think about the products they buy and the impact they have on the planet.” added Ed. “One Earth is an event that will engage, excite and inspire people. We want them to walk through the door with questions and leave with answers. To be able to make the changes that work for their family and lifestyle. As Greta Thurnburg says “no one is too small to make a difference; everyone can do something. If everyone did something, then huge differences can happen.” I truly believe that.”

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