Dulwich Environment Conference

2-3 March 2018

Welcome to Dulwich College International’s 2nd Environment Conference, held at Dulwich Puxi.
This student conference is designed to inspire and provide a collaborative learning experience. Outcomes will include students planning their own actionable and achievable sustainability initiatives for their own college.

Conference Programme

This conference is packed with inspiring presentations and facilitated workshops from internationally respected sustainability educators and leaders from around the world. Authors, CEOs, and leaders of NGOs will inspire and enthuse your students to care and protect our beautiful planet.


Conference fee + 1 night stay in hotel - 1650 RMB (Overnight stay from Friday night)
Conference fee + 3 night stay in hotel - 2150 RMB (Overnight stay from Thursday-Sunday)

Sign Up Deadline is 9 Jan 2018. 
Payment Deadline is 19 Jan 2018.

Registration is completed by the staff of each college. If you are a parent, please talk to your sustainable leader in your respective college to sign up your child to this event.


Key Note and Guest Speakers:

Richard Dunne, Headteacher

Richard is Headteacher of Ashley CofE Primary School in Walton on Thames, an Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding School’ for over 10 years.  He has been Headteacher for over 15 years as the school has grown from one-form of entry to two-forms of entry and now to three-forms of entry.  The school has 510 children on roll.

He is now working part-time three days a week as a Headteacher and spending the other two days a week developing the work of Harmony in Education with Patrick Holden’s Sustainable Food Trust and Professor David Cadman, a Professor of Harmony at the University of Wales Trinity St David.

Richard spoke as one of four guest speakers at the first ever Harmony in Food and Farming conference at Llandovery College in Wales in July, following the Prince of Wales’s keynote speech.  Having been inspired by the Prince of Wales’s book Harmony, Richard established seven principles of Harmony drawn from Nature’s eternal principles of life as guiding principles for education and other sectors of work.

The Harmony principles currently underpin each enquiry of learning at his school and they are being adopted and applied in other schools across a range of settings.  Richard is currently writing a teachers’ guide to support teachers in applying these principles of Harmony to their school practices.

He is a regular speaker and workshop leader in teacher training colleges and is sharing the Harmony in Education practices through projects in the Netherlands, Bhutan, Japan, the Maldives, Taiwan, Canada and the US.

Richard was part of an education team that set up an education base in Antarctica ten years ago, run on renewable energy, with the message ‘if you can do it there, you can do it anywhere’.

Dr Alexandra Ramadan:

Alexandra is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. Alexandra joined the department in 2016 and during this time she also worked at Princeton University as a visiting Fulbright scholar in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to this she conducted her doctoral studies at Imperial College London studying new materials for next generation solar panels.

Her current research focusses on understanding the physics and chemistry behind the scenes of solar energy production. Alexandra measures the fundamental properties of these materials to understand how light to energy conversion occurs and how we can improve these materials to produce cheaper and more efficient solar panels. 

In addition to her research she is advocate for widening understanding and participation in science, she has carried out engagement activities to audiences with a broad range of ages and backgrounds.

Bill Carlson: Solar energy specialist

Bill Carlson moved to Shanghai 15 years ago, from Northern California.  After graduating from UC Davis and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, he had worked for global banks for 15 years, developing technology-based products.  Passionate about the environment, and concerned about the air quality here in Shanghai, Bill went back to school a few years ago to study solar-photovoltaic design and implementation.  

In 2015, Bill and a few friends, set up KeShen New Energy (Shanghai), to help Shanghai property owners make their own clean electrical power by installing solar panels on their rooftops.  He has helped home owners and large companies alike, save money & make a significant change in the tonnage of coal we all use each day.  In his free time, Bill enjoys exploring China with his wife and two daughters, taking pictures of the many beautiful places and people along the way.

Wen Len: Digital Media Strategist at Alliance for Climate Education

Wen spent her childhood in California, Michigan, and Taiwan. She has over 10 years of experience in environmental education and communications, including stints as an outdoor school naturalist and a high school science teacher. Wen worked at the Alliance to Save Energy where she managed youth teams leading energy efficiency projects on their campuses. She also served as the Director of Online Media & Engagement at New Dream, leading national digital communications to promote conscious consumerism and simpler living. Wen is the producer of numerous web videos.

Since 2011, Wen has presented the ACE Assembly to over 90,000 students in California. She has led digital engagement efforts for the organization, building up email and SMS communications as well as ACE's social media presence. Currently, she oversees ACE's educational media content, writing and producing videos that increase climate knowledge among young people. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Occidental College and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon.

Wen is a biker, a vegan, and her favorite animal is the elephant. She lives in the greater Los Angeles area.

Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams is the co-author of the IB textbook for the Diploma course Environmental Systems and Societies.

Gillian Williams holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Reading University, UK. She has a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from West London Institute of Education (London University) in the UK and has also completed Masters in Educational Management from the University of Bath, UK. She started her teaching career in the UK state and public sector where she taught Geography, PE, Outdoor Education and Fieldwork Studies for 9 years. She has lived and worked in Malaysia, Tanzania and Jordan where she taught Geography, ESS (all three syllabi), TOK, PE and PSHE. Gillian is currently teaching ESS and ToK (DP) and World Civilisations (MYP) at Keystone Academy Beijing

She has been involved in the TOK and ESS curriculum reviews and is very experienced in assessment for Geography and ESS. Gillian has also been a member of the CIS and NEASC accreditation visiting team.

Friday's Programme

- Welcome Keynote speaker presentation & Sustainability across Dulwich - spotlight your college
- Morning break
- Presentation of guest speakers
- Lunch
- Workshops facilitated by guest speakers
- Afternoon break
- Workshops facilitated by guest speakers
- Dinner
- Student Social

Saturday's Programme

- Workshops
- Morning break
- Student breakout session
- Lunch
- Student planning time

  • Plan sustainability student initiatives in home college
  • Prepare questions for Eco-panel

- Afternoon break
- Eco-panel & Farewell to colleges around Shanghai and Suzhou 
- Dinner for other remaining colleges
- Optional evening activity

We look forward to welcoming Dulwich International teachers and students to this dynamic event.
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