Environment, Climate and Hope
Saturday, September 24th at All Saints Church in Hertford is a day dedicated to Environment, Climate and Hope.
The programme runs from 10:00 to 16:00 and visitors can stay for the day or drop in from time to time as best suits them.
What's it about?Through illustrated talks, presentations, stalls and displays, the wonderful wildlife areas in easy reach of Hertford will be celebrated.
Alongside this, the day will promote an awareness of just how much our wildlife means to our wellbeing, and will also consider other aids to wellbeing.
There will also be suggestions of how to live more sustainably and to protect the environment, taking into account the ravages of climate change, but finding ways to point to hope for the future. Through a panel discussion of climate change, the wider issues will also be considered.
What's is happeningTalks and stalls and displays in the church and stalls in the churchyard.
Refreshments will be served all day, including lunch, and there will be activities for children and families as well as cakes and plants for sale.
Emma Parlow and Rachel Sharpe of Hertford Library will be telling stories for children at 10:00, 11:15, 12:45 and 15:40.
Nigel Braggins will deliver his spoken word poetry at 13.00.
Directions/ParkingFull directions are on our location webpage. The Gascoyne Way multi-storey Car Park SG14 1YY has 340 spaces directly adjacent to the church.
These will take place in church.
|10.30||Andrew Wood Author of Butterflies of Hertfordshire and Middlesex|
|The Necessity of Insects |
His work resulted in the publication by HNHS in November 2016 of his book, Butterflies of Hertfordshire and Middlesex. The book was the first comprehensive guide to butterflies in the two counties for almost 30 years. He also edits an annual booklet that provides an update to the book on the current status of butterflies in these counties.
He is also an active moth recorder and maintains the Herts & Middx Moth Group's website and is the voluntary warden at the Waterford Heath south Nature Reserve.
|11.45||Dr. Sam Cornish Coordinator of the Oxford University Polar Forum and consultant to the WWF|
|Investment for a Net- Zero World|
His talk will feature:
Sam will also reflect on his experiences as an Arctic researcher and his decision to leave academia
|13.30||Tim Hill, MCIEEM Conservation Manager,
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Event Manager of the Herts Bird Club
||Hertfordshire's Rivers and Wetland: Past, Present and Future|
Wetland habitats take many forms, from upland peat bogs to valley mires, floodplain meadows and vast reedbeds. Whether fed by rain or groundwater, these wet habitats all need a water supply to create the conditions that keep their soils, vegetation and resident species happy and healthy. In the UK we have lost a startling 90% of our former wetlands, often by draining them to make way for agriculture, development, forestry and other land uses. The Wildlife Trusts are working to protect and restore our damaged wetlands as part of our vision to see 30% of our land and seas managed for nature’s recovery by 2030.
|14.30 ||Panel Discussion chaired by Ian Davis.
||The impact of Climate Change|
The panel will comprise all our speakers plus John Cherry of Weston Park Farms.
I am from Butterfly Conservation and my aim is to promote a wide diversity based on the place of butterflies and moths as vital links in food chain and early indicators of climate and environmental change.
Excited to have free Activity Guides to hand out, ideal to use to explore the area from Hertford East to Broxbourne station, full of things to see and do and suggested circular walks around each station.
Information hub and resources to help you and your church take action on the climate and biodiversity crisis, including practical steps and inspiration on how to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2030.
The aim of HACC is to offer food for thought and options for practical steps towards a thriving and sustainable future.
Come with us on a time travelling adventure to a better future and get creative as you design a postcard to send back home. What kind of future will you create? Suitable for all ages, young and old!
The Hertford Swift Group aims to help the number of Swifts In Hertford recover after the sharp decline in recent years (c58% since the mid 1990s). Our main focus is on increasing numbers of breeding sites for the birds across the town, with nest boxes, and Swift bricks on new developments.
We have put over 300 nest boxes in 2022. This work will continue for a number of years. Come and chat to us about what this involves and what you could do to help Hertford’s Swifts.
Where you can go and how to get around without using a car, with particular emphasis on the public rights-of-way network and cycle routes.
On a small plot just south of the footbridge over the railway, we aim to produce as much food as possible from raised beds, one poly tunnel, soft fruit and fruit trees. We have neither mains water nor electricity,
but aim to be self-sufficient in rainwater. We also experiment with composting techniques (including a wormery and hot composter), and current projects are to install a compost toilet and a small pond. The garden provides
an open-air forum for volunteers to discuss gardening techniques and infrastructure, dishes and preserves made from the produce, and anything else. Broadly, our principles are the same as those followed in permaculture.
- The World’s Forests
- Climate Change
- Seeds of Hope
- Living Planet Report - Save Our Oceans
- The Roots of Climate Change Denial
- The State of our Rivers
- Thwaites Glacier
- Light Pollution’s Far Reaching Effects
- Climate Adaptation
- The Protection of Creation
- Think Globally Act Locally
- Climate Change in Daily Life
- News Board
In the Churchyard
Stalls (inside if wet)
Information about the Reuse Shop at Ware Recycling Centre plus details about Hertfordshire’s waste and WasteAware’s Reusable Nappies and Reusable Period Products campaigns.
A delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee and a firm favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers thanks to its many trails and hides. A great place to spot the blue flash of a kingfisher as well as common terns that nest on specially-created rafts during the summer. During the winter months look out for snipe, green sandpipers, shovelers, gadwalls and tufted ducks.
Family activities, such as pond dipping, minibeasting and trails are available during the school holidays.
Come along to find out more about your local wildlife and how you can help through family friendly activities.
Provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the RSPB and the local group and the wildlife available to watch in the local area.
An introduction to biochar with an opportunity to explore the methods of using and the advantages to be gained through its use.
Refreshments Served All Day.
Delicious Lunches between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm.
Cakes & Produce for Sale
Talks and presentations
Stalls and displays in church
Stalls in the churchyard.
Refreshments including lunch.
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