Does consumption lie at the heart of our global crises?

The Covid-19 crisis has disrupted ‘business as usual’ in every country around the world, providing a unique opportunity to press for systemic change and address the global challenges of our time.

Join world-renowned investigative journalist, author and environmental campaigner George Monbiot for a livestream talk and interactive Q&A. George will unpack some of the complex problems behind the world’s most pressing and persistent issues, exploring the catastrophic effect of consumption on people and planet.

LOVE IT TV in association with The Ecologist and Resurgence Events brings you an evening designed to educate, engage and entertain. This multicamera, studio event with George will include a powerful poetry performance from Climbing PoeTree at Bioneers, animation from TreeSisters, talks from visionaries such as Satish Kumar, Gabriela Cabana-Alvear, Jonathan Neale and Mac Macartney from Embercombe, as well as music from Mobius Loop and Tallulah Rendall.

About George Monbiot
George Monbiot is an author, a columnist at The Guardian, and an environmental campaigner. His books include ‘Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis’, ‘How Did We Get Into This Mess? Politics, Equality, Nature’, ‘Feral: Rewilding the Land, the Sea and Human Life’, ‘The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order’, ‘Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning’ and ‘Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain’.

For more about George and details of his books, visit

How to join this event
You can watch this interactive stream from anywhere in the world. Send your questions for George to with ‘Question for George Monbiot’ as the subject, by 5pm on 14 May. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the event.

We’ll send out the link and password just prior to the event so that you can access the livestream.

We want this event to be accessible to as many people as possible, so we have a scale of ticket prices. Please choose the ticket price that you can afford. If you want to watch the livestream with other household members, we recommend £15 minimum.

Income from this event will go towards production costs and speaker fees and also support the work of The Resurgence Trust and LOVE IT TV.

Tickets £10 to £25