2019 Presenters – Earth Festival Online

2019 Bude Earth Festival Speakers

So good we named them twice! Yes, our speakers from the 2019 Bude Earth Festival were so fabulous we felt it only right and proper to give them another big shout out this year too! 


James Otter – Otter Surfboards 

Beautifully hand-crafted wooden surfboards.  Here’s James talking about Otter surfboards and the environmental ethos behind their creation … 

The Shark Trust

Paul Cox, giving sharks the great PR that they deserve.


Rowan Working Horses

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Kate Mobbs-Morgan on how timber horses are becoming increasing popular in today’s forestry movement.

West Country Rivers Trust

Bude’s own Simon Browning – Inspiring a love of rivers to support people and wildlife.

Sea Life Trust 

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek is very dear to many of us here in Bude, so we were delighted to find out more about it from Alexandra Pearce.  Like many the sanctuary has been struggling through lockdown so if you’d like to find out more on how you can help them please visit their page now.

Simon Dawson

Writer and broadcaster, Simon Dawson, told us all about the perils, pitfalls and passions of life on an off grid smallholding.

Extinction Rebellion Cornwall

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A passionate talk by Paul Sousek on why XR believe that we risk losing everyone unless we rebel to protect the livelihood of citizens and the natural world, 

Sea Shepherd UK 

We were delighted to welcome Andrew Marshfield, who spoke with such passion about the amazing work of this non profit, marine conservation organisation. 

The Koa Tree Project

Sustainable Agriculture, Community & Education. 

We were delighted to welcome Andy from The Koa Tree Project.  This project is a community and educational enterprise that aims to bring together gardeners, growers, artists and conservationists with adults suffering from ill health and children from across the spectrum to promote sustainable agriculture and nourishing lifestyles.