House of Commons OEEESs event on Thursday the 23rd of March (please note the date change from the16th)

The Old Etonian Environment Energy and Sustainability society invites you and your guests to our next annual event at the House of Commons on the 23rd March at 6h15pm. Please note the change of date from the 16th as per the original announcement.

Can Capitalism deliver a sustainable future for all?‘ is the theme for the event and will be debated by the following panel:

Bim Afolami, MP
Amy Clark, Founder and CEO, Tribe Impact Capital
Mark Campanale, Founder and CEO, Carbon Tracker & Planet Tracker
Hermione Taylor, Founder and CEO, Do Nation
Charles Perry, Chairman, OEEESs, Partner, RISE and Founder, Sustainable Future for All

Invitations have been sent to members by email. However, please email if you would like to join.

Networking drinks will then take place after the event. There will be a small charge to cover these costs.

Note the theme for this discussion is the same as the Boys’ essay contest for the Eton Sustainability Prize last year.

Hope to see you there. More details will be circulated once registered.

Best wishes,

The OEEESs committee

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OEEESs Prize 2022 – “Can capitalism deliver a sustainable future for all?”

The Old Etonian Environment Energy & Sustainability Society (OEEESs) is glad to support Etonians who have taken an early interest in sustainability issues.

This year, the boys will explore in an essay competition the following: “Can capitalism deliver a sustainable future for all?”

The OEEESs Annual Prize Essay Prize is Eton’s major interdisciplinary school prize focused on sustainability. This year, it is open to C and B block who will submit their essay in November.

Shortlisted boys will be take part in a brief interview by a panel of judges working in the field of sustainability. The winner will also take home a £300 prize.

If you are an OE and would like to be involved, please feel free to reach out to

Below is a picture OE Environment Prize 2021 where B blocker Leo Perceval-Hicks was awarded the prize for his ideas on food waste handling and making Bekynton more sustainable.

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10th Anniversary Drinks on 16th November, Oriental Club

Please put 6.30pm on the 16th November 2021 in your calendar for the next Old Etonian Environment, Energy and Sustainability society (OEEESs) drinks event at the Oriental Club, London, to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary.

It’s been two years since our last face to face meet up and we hope you can make it. We will be sending an RSVP link in due course.

Kind regards, 

The OEEESs Committee

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In light of the upcoming Eton Environment Week, hear what previous winners of the Eton Environment & Sustainability Prize say in this short video:

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13th May 8.30pm – Zoom call to support Eton Environment Week


We have just been in touch with Beaks and want to support the Eton Environment Week at the end of May. We have managed to find a suitable gap for OEEESs members to hear directly from Beaks and Boys about what is planned for Eton Environment Week and how we can support.

Please join us for a Zoom call with School on the13th May at 8.30pm (send an email to to join the call or to find out more). Please put this in the diary right away if you can…it’s Bring YO Bottle and YO Partners! Further details to follow.

Wishing you Good Health and Happiness with the arrival of BST!

Kind regards,

The OEEESs Committee

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2020 Update – Robin Hanbury-Tenison Event Recording, Eton Prize Winner and New Committee Members

Thank you to all who joined the Old Etonian Environment Energy and Sustainability society’s virtual event recently with keynote speaker, Robin Hanbury-Tenison. If you missed out on this inspiring talk and interactive discussion with members and their guests, you can request the video recordings by emailing:

The Society would like to congratulate Alexander (Xan) Gray Muir (B Blocker) who won this year’s Eton Environment Prize as well as expressing our thanks to the Judges and supporting stakeholders involved, including the Provost, Ian Mellor, Kerri Hicks (many congratulations on the birth of your daughter, Eleni), Pauline Herbommez and Henry Brooks, Managing Director of Tatton Group, who sponsored the £300 Cash Prize. Thank you to Tatton Group! Also, thank you to several members for your help with the many internships that have been offered to Xan!

The OEEESs committee has been working with the school for ten years since the Society was formed (originally OEREA in 2010) and it is wonderful to see so many Etonians become passionate about the broad sustainability agenda. It is evident that the prize can be an important steppingstone for boys with University applications as well as career opportunities in the field during, after or even instead of University. This includes our two most recent committee members who were previous Prize winners. Sacha Tchen, who won the 2015 prize, is now in the field as an Analyst at Carbon Limiting Technologies and Adair Verey, who won the 2018 prize, completed an internship at Future Biogas, was a Judge this year, and worked for his MP on a sustainable vision for the Isle of Wight during his Gap year. He is now at Durham University. Many congratulations to you both for joining the OEEESs committee and we wish you the best of luck with your early career choices.

We hope that during 2021 we will be able to return to some f2f networking engagements. In the meantime, we would like to wish all members good health, relaxation and a Happy Christmas.

Best regards,

The OEEESs committee

PS. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to support the Eton Environment 2021 Prize.

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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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