We strive to be a sustainable organisation. That means we are constantly looking at how we can reduce the amount of the Earth’s resources we use, reuse the things we can’t do without, and recycle the materials when we can no longer use them.
But that is not all. We believe our responsibility as a Foundation and as a Festival of Literature goes further.
We are a meeting point for new thoughts and ideas. Our audiences come to our events to discover something new, and when they leave, they are changed from the experience.
Through our programme of events and our initiatives, we take an active role in giving people the opportunity to think deeply about their impact on our communities and our planet. We are proud to have welcomed some of the world’s greatest conservationists, environmentalists, and advocates for sustainability. We believe hearing speakers like Jane Goodall, David Attenborough, Lucy Siegle, Majid Al Qassimi and many more, is a powerful part of the education process which will ultimately help change the way we live. We are committed to continuing to invite the writers and speakers that make a difference.