Environment, Climate and Hope
Saturday, September 11 at All Saints Church in Hertford is a day dedicated to Environment, Climate and Hope.
The programme runs from 10:00 to 16:00. Stay for the day or drop in from time to time as best suits you.
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 discussion of Professor Julian Allwood’s work on climate change, the wider issues will also be considered.
What's is happeningActivities will be spread over 3 venues associated with All Saints: talks and films in adjacent St John’s Hall, stalls and displays in the church itself, and stalls and activities 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, including native trees, for sale.
Immi Davis, 8-year old super star busker will perform as will Nigel Braggins with his spoken word poetry.
Directions/ParkingFull directions are on our location webpage. There is free parking for 20+ cars in the churchyard, another 10+ at St John’s Hall and the Gascoyne Way multi-storey Car Park SG14 1YY has a further 340 spaces directly adjacent to the church.
These take place in St John's Hall (situated just to the east of the Church).
|10.00||Russell Savory - Wildlife Cameraman and Photographer|
|Beavers - Slowing the Flow |
Working with the Environment Agency and the village of Finchingfield beavers were introduced to stop the regular costly flooding of the village.
|Robin Lowry and Russell Savory|
|All Saints Churchyard - Place of Peace and Beauty|
|11.00||Joe Cornish - Renowned International Landscape Photographer.|
|Fragile, Dynamic, Resilient - A Landscape Photographer’s View of our Wonder Planet|
|12.00||Professor Julian Allwood - Professor of Engineering and Environment, University of Cambridge|
|Recorded YouTube Presentations |
Forwards from the Virus and Absolute Zero, followed by discussion.
Use Less The World's got materials
|13.00||John Cherry - Weston Park Farms|
Regenerative Agriculture is a farmer led revolution which is changing the way food is being produced, focussing on improving the soil and the environment, as well as the nutrient quality of the food. John Cherry farms with his brother Paul near Stevenage and they got so excited by the potential of this way of farming that they started the Groundswell Show for farmers to share ideas and learn from each other about how to make their businesses and farms more economically and ecologically resilient.
|14.00||Dave Willis - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
||Wetlands, wildlife and warming; helping biodiversity and the climate crisis|
Join Dave Willis and Jo Whitaker from Herts Middlesex wildlife trust to hear how nature reserves in Hertfordshire are being maintained and developed to save local species and help the climate. Trees are often planted to help lock up carbon, but did you know wetlands and meadows can be just as good? Find out how this works, and ways you can help!
|15.00 ||Edward Darling - Redlist Revival
||Sustaining life for Today’s Generations - and Tomorrow’s|
Redlist Revival's aims are:
Local authorities, community groups and organisations are working in partnership with Greater Anglia to promote train services on the branch line between Hertford East and Broxbourne as a sustainable transport option for local people and visitors to the area. To shine a light on all the wonderful attractions to be found along the line.
Tackling the World’s Toughest Problems with Ingenious Ideas (Donations to this charity gratefully received)
- How long does it take items to biodegrade/decompose?
- Climate Change and Global Warming
- Monks Wood - Natural Regeneration
- The Green Thing
- Extreme Weather Events
- How prepared for Climate Change is the UK?
- Wildlife of the environs of Hertford
- Memories - yesterday and today
- Gardening with Climate Change in mind
- Saving water
- Designing a Bee friendly garden
In the Churchyard
Stalls (inside if wet)
10:30 and 2:30 Immi Davis - “Future Super Star”
Activities for Children and Families
- Nature crafts,
- floor games,
- washable tattoos,
- loose part art competition,
- potting and planting bulbs and seeds,
- bean bag throw,
- photo booth,
- story time for under-fives
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 and events in the churchyard.
Refreshments including lunch.
A Rocha website.
Environmental Awareness & sustainability - some background from our Feb 19 magazine.
ARC Living Churchyards project website.
Caring for God's acre website.
Caring for God's acre our response in newsletter for 18th June 2021.
St Albans Diocese Living Churchyards website.
Swifts an article from our April 2019 magazine
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