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Fri 1 May  |  2pm-3pm

Online talk and Facilitated Discussion  |  Age 16+

The Climate Emergency - A Reality Check

Anna-Lisa Mills


Join Anna-Lisa Mills, Director of True North Sustainability and SmartCarbon, for an inspirational talk on the Climate Emergency. Artists and audiences are invited to find out more about the ongoing global crisis and take part in a post-talk facilitated discussion, which will include the role the arts can play and how artists of all disciplines could create works that respond to this critical global issue.


Anna-Lisa Mills is also the Principal Consultant and Advisory Group Member of not-for-profit, community interest company Climate Action North East, and develops, implements and leads environmental, sustainability and carbon strategies for a wide range of organisations, from SMEs to large multinational organisations.

Ticket information and accessing events online

Due to Covid-19, this year's GIFT festival has been re-imagined online providing a digital space for us to come together and experience work and participate in virtual discussion events and workshop activities.

Tickets are limited and Pay What You Decide. You can make a donation to support this year’s festival here

Artist biographies

Anna-Lisa Mills

Anna-Lisa Mills is the Director of True North Sustainability and SmartCarbon, as well as Principle Consultant & Advisory Group Member of Climate Action North East (a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company). 


Anna-Lisa is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow Member of IEMA.  She has completed Al Gore’s training programme to become a Climate Reality Leader and is an active member of IEMA’s Climate Change and Energy Steering Group as well as IEMA’s North East Regional Steering Group. 


Anna-Lisa has a proven track record in developing, implementing and leading environmental, sustainability and carbon strategies for a wide range of organisations from SMEs to large multi-national organisations. In particular she focuses on supporting organisations with carbon footprint measurement and reduction in order to meet legal or voluntary reporting requirements. She has developed an innovative 3-step process and an online SmartCarbon Calculator tool.

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