Herbert Girardet

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Herbert Girardet
Born 28 May 1943 [1]
Essen, Germany [1]
Citizenship German
Occupation ecologist, consultant, writer, television producer [1]
Spouse(s) <Barbara Girardet>
Children Alexis Girardet Stefan Girardet
Parent(s) Herbert Girardet, Ingrid Girardet [1]

Herbert Girardet is co-founder of the World Future Council. From 1996 to 2008 Herbert was chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK.[2] He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a patron of the Soil Association, UK, and a visiting professor at University of the West of England. In 2003 Girardet was the inaugural Adelaide Thinker in Residence, advising South Australian Premier Mike Rann on his government's sustainability policies and how to reduce Adelaide's carbon footprint. Girardet advised Rann on his urban forests,[3] Zero Waste,[4] recycling and renewable energy policies.[5] He is a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award "for outstanding environmental achievements".[6][7][8]


Herbert Girardet's thirteen[9] books include Earthrise (1992), The Gaia Atlas of Cities (1992), Creating Sustainable Cities (1999), Cities, People, Planet (2004), Shaping our Future (2005), Surviving the Century (2007) and Creating Regenerative Cities (2015).[10]

TV documentaries[edit]

Herbert Girardet has produced 50 TV documentaries on sustainable development, including Far From Paradise, Jungle Pharmacy and Halting the Fires.[9]

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