Robin Hanbury-Tenison – 28th October, 6pm – Save the date

Please save the 28th of October at 6pm for a talk by Robin Hanbury-Tenison. Further details of the virtual event will be provided nearer the time.

Robin will be talking about his new book, “Taming the Four Horsemen”

This book could not come at a more appropriate moment, just when the world needs to think and decide whether we sink, dragging down with us all that we hold dear, or swim bravely, and sometimes uncomfortably, into a sustainable future. Matchless man: hugely important book.
– Joanna Lumley

Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, DL, is the doyen of British explorers. A Founder and President of Survival International, the global organisation supporting tribal peoples, he was one of the first campaigners to bring the plight of the rainforests to the world’s attention after living in the heart of Borneo with over 100 international scientists. A veteran of over thirty expeditions, he is a Gold medallist and one time Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1982, The Sunday Times named him “the greatest explorer of the last twenty years”, and in 1991 as one of the 1000 “Makers of the 20th Century”.

He has visited and written about over 100 remote tribes around the world, travelling huge distances through tropical rainforests and deserts. Among the films he has made for TV about travel and conservation are some about the many long distance rides he and his wife, Louella, have made in many countries. They live in a Doomsday manor on Bodmin Moor, where he has farmed for sixty years. His many books include A Question of Survival, A Pattern of Peoples, Mulu: The Rainforest, The Oxford Book of Exploration, The Great Explorers, The Modern Explorers, Fragile Eden, Land of Eagles, Finding Eden and his two autobiographies, Worlds Apart and Worlds Within.

We hope you can join us for a special and long overdue evening.

Kind regards,

The OEEESs committee

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Blenheim Palace on 11th Sep – The Future of Food and Farming

Dear Members,

The OEEESs would like to invite you and your ‘plus one’ on the evening of the 11th September at Blenheim Palace to join The Future of Food and Farming end of summer event.

To RSVP to this event, please contact

At 6.30pm Roy Cox, Estates Director of Blenheim Palace will be welcoming us with an intro on Sustainability at Blenheim.

Our lively panel discussion at 6.45pm will be with:

  • Patrick Holden, Founding Director, Sustainable Food Trust
  • Colin Tudge, Author and Co-founder, Campaign for Real Farming
  • Tom Ellum, Founder and CEO, Storimarket
  • Charles Perry, Chair OEEESs & Founder of Sustainable Future for All.

There will be a charge of £10 per person on the door for drinks and canapes. Also a cash bar later.

We hope to see you then.

OEEESs Committee

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Another great OEEESs event. Thanks to everyone who came to WeWork yesterday

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19th March – Is Digitalisation the key to solving Climate Change?

Please diarise the 19th of March for the next Old Etonian Environment, Energy and Sustainability society (OEEESs) event which will be in London at WeWork, 138 Holborn, EC1N 2SW at 6pm. The nearest tube is Chancery Lane.

“Is Digitalisation the key to solving Climate Change?” will be the theme for our panel discussion, which will host expert speakers including:
Peter Davies, Verv, Founder
Ian Napier, Switchee, Co-Founder.

If you have not received an invitation by email, please contact to join this event.

Kind regards,

The OEEESs committee.

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5th Dec OEEESs Xmas drinks with Carbon Tracker and Climate Change Capital

The Old Etonian Environment, Energy and Sustainability society (OEEESs) are hosting Christmas Drinks on the 5th December at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square.

Email to get your invite.

Speakers include :
Mark Campanale, Founder of Carbon Tracker
James Cameron, Founder of Climate Change Capital

Kick off is at 6pm! Drinks & Canapes. £20 per person cash on the door.
Feel free to reply should you have any questions for the committee.
Charles Perry & the OEEESs Committee

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OEEESs Summer Drinks on 31st July

The Old Etonian Environment, Energy and Sustainability Society (OEEESs) is hosting a Summer Drinks Event on the 31st July 2018 at Sustainable Ventures near The Globe Theatre.

Location: Sustainable Ventures, 105 Sumner St, London SE1 9HZ ((London Bridge is nearest station).

Time: 6 – 8.30pm


Susannah McClintock & Peter Shortt, Sustainable Ventures

Chris Morris – Founder, E-Car Club, now part of Europcar

Sustainable Ventures has very kindly offered to host drinks and canapés for the OEEESs at their wonderfully sustainable and funky converted warehouse just near Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre close to the river.

To join this event, please get in touch with me via

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OE Environment Prize 2018

A quick message to let you know that the OEEESs are sponsoring the OE Environment Prize 2018 which will include £300 prize.

Not strictly a members’ event.

Additionally, if any members are able to offer boys internships (or similar experience), please get in touch with the OEEESs committee as this will be a massive value add.

This was the email which was distributed for the boys this year:

The OE Environment Prize for Specialists is a significant cash prize awarded by a panel of OE professionals working in the sustainability sector of the best presentation on how to make Eton a more sustainable school.
Proposals should be submitted in a presentation format of your choice by Monday the 17th of September
Completed entries should be e-mailed to PFMH, ECP or DEA.

As well as a significant cash prize, entering the prize has many other benefits. All who enter can include that achievement in their UCAS Personal Statements.

Boys who have entered the prize in the past, have found that their projects form a useful focus for discussion at university interviews.

Shortlisted candidates will also be offered the opportunity to present at assemblies.

Please see the poster attached for more information on detailed guidelines regarding the presentation.

Shortlisted boys with present their work on Thursday 27th of September.
Best regards and good luck to all,
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Next Event is on 15th November at Hippodrome

Next Event is on 15th November 2017, Hippodrome, Leicester Square at 6-8pm
Hugo Spowers, Founder Director, Riversimple is guest speaker.
If you didn’t get an email about this, pls contact to make sure you are a registered member of OEEESs (membership is free).

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4th April- The Old Etonian Environment, Energy and Sustainability Society (OEEESs)

We are delighted to be hosting Tessa Tennant as the next guest speaker at the Old Etonian Environment, Energy & Sustainability Society (OEEESs).

This will take place on the 4th April (drinks at 6h00pm, kickoff at 6h30pm) at the Hippodrome in Soho (nearest tube Leicester Square).

If you would like to attend – please send me an email at

For those of you who don’t know her, I have tried to compress her lengthy CV into a few bullet points:

– Non Exec Director, Green Investment Bank
– President, Ice Organisation
– Board Member, Syn Tao
– Chair of the board of trustees, Global Cool Foundation
– Lead Trustee, Glenn Settlement
– Non Executive Director & Lead Advisor, Solar Century UK
– Co-founder, Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASRIA)
– Co-founder, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
– Co-founded Jupiter Ecology’s first green equity investment fund in 1988


OEEESs Committee

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OEEESs event – 4th April at Soho’s Hippodrome

Gents, it’s been a while!

The Old Etonian Environment, Energy & Sustainability Society (OEEESs) has scheduled another event on the 4th April at Soho’s Hippodrome (starting roughly at 6h30pm).

Tessa Tennant, Non Executive Director of the Green Investment Bank, is confirmed as our guest speaker and I hope you can make it!

We will send formal RSPVs soon, but in the meantime – please save the date and spread the word to other interested OEs!

Tessa’s career has been quite remarkable and she has been a driving force for sustainable investment since the 80s. Her bio is below:

Tessa Tennant has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She is Non Executive President of The Ice Organisation, an Adviser to CarbonTracker, CDP and Influence Map and Project Originator of @Money4INDCs. She co-founded the Jupiter Ecology Fund, the UK’s first green equity investment fund in 1988 and has been centrally involved in the development of the green investment industry in the UK and overseas especially in Asia. She has served on fund, company and not-for-profit boards.

All the best,

Paul, Charles and the OEEESs committee

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