Don't miss Thursday's presentation by Yacht designer and environmental campaigner Mukti Mitchell

Yacht designer and environmental campaigner, Mukti Mitchell, who designed and built the 15ft Explorer (pictured left), the world’s first low-carbon microyacht, will be giving a talk on his Low Carbon Lifestyle UK tour Thursday afternoon at Southampton’s National Oceanographic Centre.

Mitchell’s message is simple and positive: living a low carbon lifestyle is not only good for the environment – it’s more fun and healthy too.

The Explorer Microyacht (given rave reviews by PBO’s David Harding in March 2005 – PBO 459) has a revolutionary swing-bulb keel design, making it a sturdy sea boat that can take the ground, and which is small enough to be rowed – removing the need for an engine of any sort.

The low carbon lifestyle tour began in April of this year from Mitchell’s home port of Clovelly, north Devon. Visiting over 50 ports during a circumnavigation of the UK, he hopes to spread the message, that a low carbon lifestyle does not mean giving up everything that is good in life.

As he says on the tour website: ‘There are masses of things that have low carbon emissions, including TV, radio, music, computers, sports, arts, crafts, trains, buses, carshare, mail order, email, gardening, walking, socialising and love making. People who have tried it find that a low carbon lifestyle saves money, gives you more free time and brings quality, meaning and satisfaction to life.’

For more information on the tour or the yacht, see the links below or visit him on the Low Carbon Lifestyle Tour & Mitchell Yachts stand at Southampton Boat Show (B523).

Further talks have been organised. Dates are on the website:

Download pdf of Explorer Microyacht review by David Harding from PBO 459 March 2005 

Read more about how to lead a low carbon lifestyle and the ongoing UK tour 

What:Low Carbon Lifestyles Presentation by Mukti Mitchell and Caroline Lucas MEP

Where:National Oceanographic Centre, Ocean Village, Southampton

When:Thursday 20th September 15:00-17:00