Campfire Conversations – May 2022 F2F event

Date: 10th May 2022 From 16.30-19.30

Venue: Roots and Shoots, London, SE11 6DN 

Price: £20

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She is Still Sustainable are delighted to be holding our first in-person event in two years. We have enjoyed meeting with many of you online, but have missed the social connection that comes from getting together in person.

Our event in May will focus on connection – connection to each other and connection with the environment. We are taking a break from looking at screens and Powerpoint, and instead providing a space to have engaging conversations. We have four contributors who will be leading conversations.

Lynne Ceeney – is the director of Environmental Sustainability at Hertfordshire County Council. She will be leading a conversation discussing how we can get the most out of teams as a team member, a team manager, and when leading a team you do not directly manage   Hybrid working, allowable weaknesses and cake will feature in this conversation.

Liz Rivers – is a leadership coach and co-founder of Purpose Power Presence which offers innovative leadership programmes for women change agents across many sectors. She will be leading a conversation about how we can draw strength from consciously aligning with the seasons of nature and the seasons of our own lives.

Olivia Bertham – is a sustainability consultant who has worked for large and boutique consultancies and is now a freelancer. She will be leading a conversation about being a trustee of a charity from her role at the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Lydia Stevens – worked for 20 years as a sustainability consultant before refocusing as a climate and biodiversity coach. She will be leading a conversation: what we aspire to be as sustainability leaders and what is our internal source of energy?

There will also be lots of time for informal conversation – meeting up with old friends and making new ones. This event welcomes people who have attended our in person and online events before and people attending a She is Still Sustainable Event for the first time.

She Is Still Sustainable is organised by mid-career women for mid-career women who are working in, or aspiring to shift their work into, sustainability. It is an opportunity to meet and connect more meaningfully with like-minded women with significant life and work experience behind them at a similar stage of their lives.

About the venue

Roots and Shoots has over 40 years developed a beautiful landmark site in Kennington as a haven for people and biodiversity. From a derelict site with a basic building in 1982, Roots and Shoots has grown to become an important London community garden. We have hired the indoor spaces at the garden, where we will be serving light vegetarian and vegan food and drink. Roots and Shoots are operating a cautious approach and hire out their spaces at 50% of normal capacity. This event is therefore limited to 50 people including and will not become overcrowded. We hope for good weather and for much of the event to take place outdoors. In the event of poor weather, we have the use of one large and one medium sized room, which open out onto the garden.

The gardens are well located for public transport and is a short walk from:

Lambeth North (8 minutes), Kennington (10 min) Elephant & Castle (10 minutes) Waterloo National Rail stations (15 minutes). It is served by the 344, 360, 59 and 159 bus routes.

Why are we charging for tickets

All of our events are run at cost and none of the organizing committee or the contributors take any professional fee. We offer our contributors travel expenses. In the past we have benefited from large organisations offering their meetings rooms without charge. This has become problematic in the past two years as many companies are reluctant to have visitors not connected with their business in the building. We are paying Roots and Shoots their regular fee for charitable organisations. They have lost significant income from renting out their space in the past two years and our event provides valuable funds, which contributes towards their environmental charity.  

I would like to come but struggle with the ticket price

We have a modest surplus left from previous events. We understand that this is a difficult time for many people with the rising costs of living and disruption to work over the past two years. If you would like to attend but the cost is prohibitive please get in touch by email. We can offer a limited number of free tickets and may also be able to help with other direct costs (travel/ childcare). Please email us at