The Tree Conference
Can we save the environment before it’s too late? The Tree Conference 2018 certainly thinks so and is full of practical and inspiring ways in which we can work together to preserve and renew our trees and forests.
Taking place at the Merlin Theatre in Frome on Sunday 21 October (10am-5pm), The Tree Conference 2018 will renew its efforts to support the reforestation of our planet, regenerate habitats for wildlife, and halt deforestation.
Speakers at The Tree Conference include Isabella Tree, bestselling author of Wilding; Peter Macfayden, author of Flatpack Democracy; Ayana Young, host of the For the Wild podcast; and Miriam Cisnoros, world expert on the Rights of Nature.
The Conference will also be attended by forestry experts from the Royal Forestry Society, conservationists from the Woodland Trust, food sovereignty representatives from the Gaia Foundation, global reforestation activists from TreeSisters, forest-defender filmmakers from If Not Us Then Who?, leaders from local tree planting projects and millenial podcasters.
Our personal pick is Dr Martin Bidartondo, a scientist who has previously worked at the University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College and Kew Gardens. Scientific observations are at the heart of gaining a firm understanding of climate change, and Martin’s talk will focus on his environmental studies and findings over the last ten years. He will be discussing the effects of excess nitrogen pollution on soil fungi and tree health, and it promises to be an interesting and informative talk for all levels.
People Who Love Trees
Andy Egan, CEO of International Tree Foundation, who will be talking at the event, says: “The inaugural conference in 2017 was a truly inspiring event bringing together a diverse group of people who love trees and appreciate their importance for the wellbeing of all life on Earth. The 2018 event will be a great opportunity to learn new things about trees, to be inspired by the efforts of tree defenders, and to create new collaborative initiatives to increase awareness and restore tree cover.”
Tickets for The Tree Conference on Sunday 21 October are selling fast, so book your ticket soon to secure your seat!
To get a feel for the conference, have a look at this short video which has some great clips from last year’s event: https://youtu.be/NhsmJcyAGCA
Winter Antique and Fine Arts Fair
This November, we’re particularly excited for all of the fine art and antique fairs happening all over London. It’s the perfect chance to start stocking up on some special and unique Christmas presents (or just to spoil yourself, of course!)
The winter event will be from 12-8pm on Thursday 29th November to 7th December. There are also talks and events on. Have a look at London Art Week to find out more.
Check out more details here: Connect Art Fair
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Halloween Fun at ZSL London Zoo
For more information have a look at their website: London ZSL Zoo
Written and compiled by Intern Alex Klein.