Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

SAGESStories – Planetary Wellbeing

SAGESStories – Planetary Wellbeing

We are incredibly excited to invite you to our final event in the #SAGESStories event series: Planetary Wellbeing. We have a fantastic line-up of panellists who will be discussing issues at the heart of the COP26 talks- sustainability, economic change, human wellbeing and social justice.

SAGES Stories has been running throughout 2021, sharing stories of Scottish science for a climate-ready future, from understanding glacial melt to how we can predict future climate. In this final event, we bring together the common themes of environment and society, just before COP26 kicks off in Glasgow. This event moves from our understanding of physical sciences and planetary processes, to the impact on our communities and our custodianship of the landscape.

We are delighted to bring together a panel of exceptional speakers for this final event to share their perspectives on wellbeing:

Andrew Radley, NHS Consultant in Public Health. Andrew will be sharing his perspective on the limitations in traditional approaches to healthcare, and how we can work towards more holistic ways of helping people live their best lives.


Viola Marx, Dundee City Council. Viola will talk about her work for the innovative Green Health Partnership,  real ways to help people be physically, mentally and socially well.


Maggie Chapman, MSP Scottish Green Party. Maggie will be sharing her thoughts on the inextricable links between environmental, social and economic justice, and how wellbeing is at the centre of this movement.


Mara Tippman, WEALL Youth. Mara is currently studying an MSc in Applied Sustainability, and will be discussing her work with WEALL Youth, young people who are working towards a different economic system with wellbeing at the centre of our economy.


Beverley Searle, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography. Beverley will be discussing research how wellbeing influences whether people feel they have the capacity to make personal change.


chaired by: Rebecca Wade, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science. Rebecca works on applied place-based and nature-based solutions designed to deliver multiple benefits for nature and people and to tackle climate change.


Join us to explore how Scotland became one of the first countries to offer “green prescriptions” to engage with nature for public health and wellbeing, discover the movement towards a wellbeing economy, and understand how through saving the planet we are saving ourselves.

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