If you like your environmental messages delivered with a bowl of muesli and prefer pussyfooting to telling it like it is, then the blunt style of delivery favoured by Eden Project founder Tim Smit is not going to be to your liking. That said, you can also expect an energetic and impassioned discussion – both qualities deemed to be prerequisite if you really do want leaders with the ability to inspire others.

Having agreed to an interview based on where he believes the environment movement needs to be heading – “down the toilet, hopefully” was the precise phrase he used, making pretty short shrift ...


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