Environmentalist delivers next St Bart’s lunchtime lecture

Tuesday February 16th 2010

Environmentalist John Woods.Environmentalist John Woods will consider the future of the United Kingdom's energy resources in the next lunchtime lecture at St Bartholomew’s Church, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.

The lecture, entitled ‘Between a rock and a hard place,’ takes place at 1.10 pm on Tuesday March 2.

Mr Woods is currently leading the development of the Northern Ireland Green New Deal Group’s work on tackling the ‘triple crunch’ of recession, climate change and rising fuel prices through a step change in public and private energy investment.

Mr Woods graduated from Edinburgh University in 1980, returning in 1991 to obtain an MSc in Social & Public Policy. In the course of a varied career he has worked in the property business; helped found a youth development NGO in Scotland and an environmental NGO in Nepal; and became Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Senior Campaigner.

He returned to his native Northern Ireland in 1994 where he became Director of New Agenda, a network established to co-ordinate civil-society input into the political talks process. From 1999 to 2009 he was Director (Northern Ireland) of Friends of the Earth and from 2004 was a member of the senior management team of Friends of the Earth (England, Wales & Northern Ireland). In 2008 he was named by the Independent on Sunday as one of the UKs top 100 environmentalists. He is also a Lay Magistrate.

Everyone is welcome at this lecture, which will include a time for questions. Light refreshments will also be available.

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