The Environmental Investigation Agency will be providing a platform to meet supporters and introduce new people to our work through a mix of films, talks, music and general jollity.
The day’s activities will be based around our film tent where, for the first time ever, the four National Geographic-commissioned documentaries about our work will be screened all in one day, along with an introduction to EIA, a segment on our beginnings and a number of other campaign films.
EIA campaigners will be on hand to chat throughout the day, with some also giving talks. There will be food and cake stalls, face painting, games, and live music from some fantastic bands.
10am – open
11am – The Bonfire Band (www.thebonfireband.co.uk)
11.40am – Introduction to EIA
12 noon – Kasai Masai (www.kasaimasai.com)
12.40 pm – National Geographic’s Crimes Against Nature 2: Making A Killing
1.40pm – Danni Nicholls (www.reverbnation.com/danninicholls)
2.20pm – National Geographic’s Crimes Against Nature 2: Chainsaw Massacre
3.10pm - Camilo Menjura (www.menjuramusic.com)
3.30pm – Animal Detectives & EIA in the beginning
5.10pm – National Geographic’s Inside: The Tiger Trade
5.40pm – Alastair James (www.alastairjames.co.uk)
6.10pm – National Geographic’s Crimes Against Nature 2: Blood Ivory
8pm – close
The Taprooms. www.thetaprooms.co.uk
Real Ale, Fine Wines and Pure Cider – percentage of profits donated to EIA
KIN Street Food. www. kinstreetfood.com
Asian street food - percentage of profits donated to EIA
Zosienka Illustrations. www. zosienka.com
Wildlife inspired illustrations - percentage of profits donated to EIA
Chocoloty Cupcakes. www.chocolotycupcakes.co.uk
Delicious organic cupcakes - percentage of profits donated to EIA
Nail Girls. www.nailgirls.co.uk
Offering £5 off vouchers to all event-goers.
Shakey Face www.shakeyface.co.uk
A party photobooth
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is an independent environmental charity which has been working to combat environmental crime for almost 30 years. Established in the UK in 1984, EIA gathers visual and documentary evidence which is used to campaign for change, raise public awareness, and to advocate practical solutions to environmental problems.
EIA pioneered the use of undercover investigations as a means to expose illicit trade in natural resources and endangered species, and was one of the first to use film, photographic, and documented evidence as an effective advocacy and campaigning tool.
Intelligence gathered through EIA investigations has directly brought about change to international laws and government policy, protecting rare and endangered species and putting a stop to the devastating effects of environmental crime and abuse around the world.
EIA has a vision of a future where humanity respects, protects and celebrates the natural world for the benefit of all. Its mission is to protect the natural world by
- Exposing environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity through uncompromising investigations, using the evidence to uncover environmental crime and those responsible.
- Campaigning for enhanced protection of the environment.
- Developing effective partnerships and sharing skills.
EIA's focused and hard-hitting campaigns have made it one of the most successful conservation groups in the world, winning numerous awards including the UNEP Global 500 for “outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment”.
EIA’s current campaigns include:
- Protecting threatened and endangered species by exposing the illegal trade in wildlife and advocating for effective policies and greater investment in intelligence-led enforcement.
- Stemming tropical forest loss from illegal logging and conversion to plantations, improving forest governance and community participation.
- Slowing climate change by campaigning for a ban on the use of HFC and HCFC refrigerants, and reducing the ozone hole by tackling illegal trade in ozone depleting substances.