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festival of sustainability


Parkside and Strata Tiles are coming together to hold the Festival of Sustainability, The first IN A series of events that look at how to make more sustainable specification choices. CelebratING the ‘40 for 40’ initiative in partnership with the World Land Trust, The Festival also marks a commitment for Us to become net carbon neutral in 2022.


Taking place at the Barbican, the festival includes a packed agenda of speakers from the world of sustainability and topics set to spark conversations at the post-event unwind. For those involved in the sustainable innovation construction methods, interested in circular design and progressive thinking about lifestyle the festival is a must visit. 

Industry specialists including Greenspec will show ways to clear the mud covering sustainable criteria. Then, we’ll be joined by sustainable minds as they get stuck into the future of sustainability. 

The session will wrap up with our eco champions getting to grips with how to overcome the challenges of sustainability, before finishing with highlights including Criaterra 100% natural and biodegradable wall tiles and the ’40 for 40’ partnership with the World Land Trust. 

‘40 for 40’ is a landmark programme for Parkside and Strata Tiles. For every square metre of tiles with over 40 per cent recycled content purchased from Parkside or Strata Tiles, the companies will donate 40 pence to World Land Trust, through the conservation charity’s Buy an Acre programme that preserves crucial natural habitats. The World Land Trust will explain just how this initiative will help to protect some of the world’s most threatened habitats.

Barbican Centre
Wednesday 27 October 2021, 6pm -10pm







Introduction to accreditations

The first part of the evening will see us joined by Ana Rita Martins from Woodalls Design and a representative from greenspec to discuss sustainable accreditations for the construction industry. The talk aims to clear up some of the confusion surrounding sustainable building systems. 

Future of sustainability in construction

We’ll be joined by sustainable minds from the design and specification community as they share sustainability ambitions, reveal design strategies and contemplate exactly what the future of sustainable design might look like.

Circular economy: sustainability around us

The night’s programme will finish with eco champions as we explore how other industries are driving change towards a circular economy. We’ll also see World Land Trust take to the stage as we launch the 40 for 40 initiative that supports the not for profit’s crucial work in global habitat preservation and we'll introduce the industry’s first biodegradable wall tile.