Garden Cities and climate change

Garden Cities and climate change
Across the UK there is a shortage of housing, and it is increasingly understood that we need to plan and build new, large-scale developments, as well as renewing existing towns and villages. At the same time, many people worry that any new places built will be no more than soulless, unattractive dormitory suburbs. How can we prevent such outcomes? How can we ensure that new large-scale developments become socially and economically successful places – place

Sustainability skills underpin long-term economic success

Sustainability skills underpin long-term economic success
The global economy is facing a perfect storm of rising population, scarcity of vital resources, volatile prices of essential materials and resources such as energy, degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the effects of climate change. These significant global and UK trends mean that environment and sustainability need to be integrated into decision making at all levels: in the way businesses and organisations are managed; in the design and deve

Nature is a special subject

Nature is a special subject
All too often, we stay in our little boxes.  Scientists talk to scientists, artists talk to artists, writers talk to… themselves (well, I do anyway).  It is a rare and special subject that brings people together, across disciplines and from a wide range of organisations. Nature is that special subject. It is all at once the inspiration for creativity, a medicine for the ill, the pound signs for tourism and for all of us the great provider of services th

Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2016

The new Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards celebrate people who made an environmentally friendly contribution to their local area or the county in the last year. Entries are being sought from individuals, groups and organisations with a strong sustainable living or eco-friendly ethos, or groups and organisations that show they adopt a sound ecological approach to all their business.  Benefits include; All entrants receive a certificate, and each categ...

Wild Words – Baroness Barbara Young – 10 December 2016

Wild Words – Baroness Barbara Young – 10 December 2016
Following on from the tremendous first debate we are pleased to announce the next Wild Words will be held on Thursday 10th December at the Anteros Arts Centre and we are delighted that Baroness Barbara Young will be speaking on the subject and setting the scene for the discussion that follows.  The debate will look at the link between 'Health, Well-being and Nature'. (more…)

Wild Words starts 29 September 2015

Wild Words starts 29 September 2015
The start of our Wild Words series is fast approaching.  The first debate will be held at Dragon Hall 17:30 -19:00 on Tuesday 29th September. The speakers are the noted writers and authors Richard Mabey and Mark Cocker and the title will be 'Within You Without You', after the title of a Beatles track that talks about the life within you and the life without you and the connection of the two. (more…)