Shared Planet 2013
Shared Planet 2013 was held on 1 - 3 November 2013, Newham, London
What is Shared Planet?
Shared Planet is the UK’s largest student gathering on world poverty, human rights and the environment. It’s a weekend packed full of inspiring speakers, practical and informative workshops, debates, films, stalls and fun.
Additionally, Shared Planet 2013 happened alongside the UK Fossil Free Tour in London, Friday 1st November.
Shared Planet is open to all young people and students over 16 who want to find out about the world’s big problems, share the solutions and work together to ensure we are on the right side of history!
In 2013 we held the event at a college for the first time, NewVIc College, Newham, London.
- Bill McKibben, acclaimed author and 350.org founder - opening night speaker on Friday
- Akala, hip-hop artist, poet and social commentator
- Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP
- Cambodian garment workers and Clean Clothes Campaign
- Kumi Naidoo, executive director Greenpeace International
- Chris Coltrane, comedian
- Abdul Khaliq, CADTM-Pakistan
- Foula Farmakidi, Greek Debt Audit Campaign
- Nick Dearden, director World Development Movement
- Saci Lloyd, Newham community activist and author
- Bert Schouwenburg, International Officer GMB
- Nick Crook, International Officer UNISON
- plus music from groundbreaking artist Filastine - part of the Fossil Free UK tour, and incredible DJs KMT and Chief Boima at the Shared Planet party
- No Dash for Gas
- MADE in Europe
- Labour Behind the Label
- Campaign Against the Arms Trade
- UK Feminista
- New Internationalist
- Friends of the Earth
- See the full workshops list
People & Planet’s campaigns at Shared Planet
We launched our Fossil Free campaign, which aims to expose and sever the ties between UK universities and the fossil fuel industry. We believe universities have a responsibility to tackle climate change and divest from fossil fuels now!
The launch of our new Sweatshop Free campaign, all about workers rights in the garments and electronic industries, and what our universities, schools and colleges can do to help.