Dr Matt Winning is a Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources working on climate policy and the circular economy, especially on interactions between the environment and the economy, often using energy system and macroeconomic models. He is an author on the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate change, co-hosts the UCL Generation One podcast, and is a member of UCL Commission on Communicating Climate Science.
For the last decade Matt has also been a comedian after reaching the final of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2012. He performs live climate change comedy, including three different Edinburgh Fringe shows, and has a TEDx talk about the importance of using humour to discuss climate change. On radio he has been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show, BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and was a co-host of the BBC Radio 4 show Mark Watson and Matt Winning: Seriously, Though, The Planet. On TV Matt appeared as the environmental correspondent on Dave's 'Unspun with Matt Forde' and in BBC Scotland TV show The State of It. His debut book HOT MESS: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change came out in the UK in November 2021 with Headline Publishing, and is due for release in the US in April 2022. He is also on tour during April and May 2022 at venues around the UK.
Bring along your good quality, unwanted clothes and swap them for other preloved items!
Why are clothes swaps important?
Because the fashion industry produces more manmade CO2 emissions than aviation and shipping combined.
Because it takes three years’ worth of drinking water to produce the cotton needed for one t-shirt.
Because we throw away over 1 million tonnes of clothing every year in the UK alone.
Because 35% of microplastics released into the ocean come from clothing.
Why take part? Because swapping instead of shopping is:
• Planet friendly
• Wallet friendly
• Good fun
• Sticks two fingers up to fast fashion
Here’s the deal –
Rummage through your wardrobe for those gems that are still in great condition but you just don’t wear.
Browse the collection of good quality clothes looking for a new life and take home anything you promise to keep in circulation, wear and love.
Small items - T-shirts, shorts, blouses
Medium items - Blouses/shirts, skirts, trousers, summer knitwear
Large items - dresses, summer coats/jackets, winter knitwear
Extra large items - Winter coats
Special - Designer items, shoes, bags, belts, hats
Please ensure that:
Clothing is clean and in good condition (any faults please label).
If an item is missing it's label please add a tag to indicate size and brand if known
After the event, any un swapped clothes will be donated to charity. If you would like your item returned, please let us know when you drop them off. We cannot accept cash in exchange for items.
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