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#FridaysForFuture - 20th September 2019

Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist. In August 2018, at the age of 15 she took time off school to demonstrate in front of the Swedish parliament, calling for stronger climate protection. The movement she founded, Fridays for Future, refers to how she strikes every Friday to protest the lack of effective climate legislation on a governmental level.

Thanks to Greta, students throughout Europe have engaged with the protest and this is becoming a global movement. On Friday 20th  & 27th September 2019, it is anticipated that huge numbers of school children in over 150 countries will join the protest and there is an international call for everyone with a social conscience to show their solidarity.    



Unfortunately, it is not practical for the staff of Submarine to go on strike for the day although we will mark the event symbolically at 11.00am by leaving our desks.  Beyond this, Submarine actively promote an environmental policy within the office.  We have reduced our carbon footprint on several fronts - by replacing coffee pods in favour of grounds, installing recycling boxes for waste, rejecting plastic goods and packaging wherever we can, and installing efficient electric heaters for the Winter months.  On the travel front, none of our staff use a personal motor vehicle for their journey to and from work.

Join us in support of the environment and our beautiful island of Guernsey.

Links

Greta Thunberg:  https://www.facebook.com/gretathunbergsweden/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/hashtag/FridaysForFuture
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/FridaysForFutureInternational
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fridaysforfuture/
Extinction Rebellion Group Guernsey: 
https://www.facebook.com/extinctionrebelliongsy/

 

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Paul Brown

Paul is a creative professional who gained his BA Hons degree in graphic design & multi-media at Bradford University in England after studying fine art under Hockney alumni, Grant Devine. An early career in television and an interest in technology led him to combine graphic design with digital media including video and animation which he applied to touch-screen kiosk applications for Zanussi and Polygram in the 1990's. This lead to work with interactive CD and DVD, including a ground breaking commercial product in 1997, The Great Highland Bagpipes working with Scottish Heritage and the Glasgow Piping Centre.

In 1998, he developed the North of England's first desktop digital video edit suite working directly with Apple (hardware/OS) and AVID (edit software). In 2000, his web based application for social housing (which utilised kiosks for outreach communities) won 5 national technical awards including 'Best Use of Technology'. Between 1999 and 2010 he developed the successful Northern creative agency Bluemoon providing solutions for a wide range of national and international clients including Tesco, M&S, Puma, Foxes Biscuits, Sulzer and Hesco Bastion. 

In addition to his work as a professional designer, Paul has led brand, marketing and communication teams including 5 years in off shore HNW finance managing 9 offices across Europe and an appointment as Global Brand & Marketing Director for Insight Vacations where he directed the launch of Luxury Gold as a stand alone premium 5 star brand within the The Travel Corporation which includes Red Carnation Hotels and Contiki, a mobile centric brand targeting the under 30's, particularly the forthcoming Generation Z.

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