Sustainable Living: "At Home" with Mary Portas

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Mary Portas
Thu 10Dec 20
Virtual Event

An Eco Series: Session 4

Facilitator: Mary Portas · Portas Agency & Alicia Carey · CEO Hawkwood

As a Centre for Future Thinking with an awareness of wellbeing, we felt it was only right that we put together a programme to inspire sustainable living in the home this winter.

Amongst immense pressure, change, uncertainty and chaos, we know that to give you the whole planet to think about is quite a thing. From our very own experience, we see small practical action to be what initiates big change.

This is session 4 of a 4-part series, delivered online via Zoom.

How to Register

To register, click on the button below to confirm your attendance and receive the Zoom link: Register for At Home with Mary Portas.

This talk is being brought to you through Gift Economy. As you send your gift, please add “MARYPORTAS” to the notes.

At Home with Mary Portas, in conversation with Alicia Carey

‘A kinder, more compassionate and interconnected way of living, buying and selling is not just wish fulfilment – it’s a commercial imperative’ – Portas Agency.

Mary Portas speaks with our CEO, Alicia Carey, in a personal interview about house, home and wellness. Bringing her business insights on how we collectively live down to the individual level, Mary speaks of the profound shifts in her own life – Covid and beyond – that forced her to reexamine how she lives and works and find a new way to blend family, home & business. She also examines how connecting more closely with nature has enabled her to sustain her sense of wellbeing through such uncertain times. This level of practical on-the-ground action is foundational to creating a healthy world.

Session 4 of Sustainable Living: An eco-series

Thursday 10th December, 4:30-5:30pm


This series is brought to you by Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking made possible with support from the Summerfield Charitable Trust. 

Practical Information

This session is part of a 4-part series hosted by Hawkwood.

For those joining this session as a stand alone, it is offered to you through the gifting economy. This means that you are welcome to register for the event, and make a donation of you choice, if you feel to. All donations are welcome.

This session will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Mary Portas

Mary Portas

Mary is the founder of Portas, a creative consultancy headquartered in London and Melbourne, that explores the future of shopping and living working with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Church’s, Cult Beauty and Ikea. Known to the nation through her TV shows as Mary, Queen of Shops, Mary has made an indelible mark on British retail across her career. By aged 30 she was on the board of Harvey Nichols. Working as their Creative Director Mary transformed the luxury department store in London’s sexiest fashion destination. Mary has written columns for the media globally on retail and consumerism, published three books and advised Government on the future of High Street. Her proudest achievement to date is the creation of Mary’s Living and Giving shops for Save The Children. Currently the most profitable charity shops in the UK, she has opened 25 and counting and has raised over £13 million to date. Mary’s most recent book Work Like a Woman is about the empowerment of women in work culture. She’s recently published a report titled The Kindness Economy which looks at the future of how we will shop, live and buy in the 21st century.

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