Julia Hailes and Owen Day- Environmental and Marine issues Friday 3rd May 7-8.45pm

Join these two eminent speakers on Friday 3rd May from 7 – 8.45pm to understand more about current environmental and marine issues.

Tickets £8 each. Book online

Concessions available, please contact the office on 01297 445021 for more information.

Owen Day PhD – Community-based marine protection and restoration: success stories from Lyme Bay and the Caribbean.

Coastal ecosystems are under increasing threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change.  Fortunately, there are a growing number of success stories where local communities are being empowered to manage, protect and even restore their coastal environment. Lessons from Lyme Bay and the Caribbean show us the power of what can happen when scientists, communities, policymakers and visitors work together. Dr Owen Day is a coastal scientist with over 25 years of experience in the UK and the Caribbean working with marine protected areas and coral restoration.

 

Julia Hailes MBE – Have the public gone bonkers about plastics?

Pictures of turtles with straws up their nostrils and an albatross chick regurgitating a toothbrush have been key in galvanising public attention to the very real problem of ocean plastics. So, you may be surprised to hear that plastics are often the best environmental option, in particular by saving energy and tackling climate change.  Julia Hailes is a sustainability pioneer with over 30 years in the green sector. She’s a campaigner, writer, speaker and consultant, who has written nine environmental books, including The Green Consumer Guide, which sold over 1 million copies.  She will talk about how humans have become the most wasteful species on the planet and what we should be doing about it. Some of her conclusions may surprise you.