Date(s) - Thursday 23/01/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Copper Building, 2nd floor
Next Climate Action talk at the University of Derby: 23rd of January (18:30-20:30)
Local Regreening: Transforming Cabbage Patch and City
With the New Year, we also entered into a new decade that will be characterised by climate warming and its impact on nature and human society. The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre of the University of Derby will start the decade by finishing the first season of its climate action talks by focusing on the local scales. Dr Briony Norton and Graham Truscott will guide us through local scale initiatives to create sustainably managed environments that support biodiversity alongside humans.
Dr Norton is a lecturer in environmental science at the University of Derby, who works on the ecology of urban environments. She will discuss strategies how we can plan and manage urban spaces to support biodiversity, while considering the needs and preferences of people. Graham Truscott is a cleantech entrepreneur with an environmental passion. He will talk about the success of his pioneering Whistlewood Common Limited, which turned a redundant cabbage field and into biodiverse, fruitful, community-owned land.