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Monday 5th July 2021: Reconnecting With And Restoring Nature

Ealing Transition Initiative invite you to our next event, a ‘4 x 15 event’ looking at how can we act to reconnect with and restore nature in our community on Monday 5th July at 7-9 pm on Zoom.

We will hear 4 short 15 minute presentations from local community organisations which are contributing to addressing nature restoration locally. Vanessa Hampton, Head Parks Ranger for LB Ealing will look at why nature is in trouble and how Ealing Council plans to restore nature in our parks and gardens. Natasha Gavin is a food and wildlife educator who runs I Know Why Its Yum Mum and will share her ideas on engaging children in creating wildlife habitats. Emily Milhouse is from Froglife the national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles – frogs, toads, newts, snakes and lizards – and saving their habitats. She will share what you can do to create space for these creatures. Sean McCormack from Ealing Wildlife Group will discuss how we can come together to support Ealing’s wildlife.

There will be space for group discussion and sharing of ideas and opportunity to make connections.

To ‘attend’ this event, please e-mail Ealing Transition Initiative at steering@ealingtransition.org.uk

You will be sent joining instructions just before the event which is free.

Sunday 6th December EVENT: Food Security and Sustainability

Our next event will be on-line on Sunday 6th December 7.00pm – 9.00pm, when we will be hearing from a number of community and professional pioneers grappling with the problems of food security and sustainability.

We are delighted to have Prof Martin Caraher, Emeritus Professor of Food & Health Policy at City University, London, with us to give a keynote presentation on the theme “how can we address the health and environmental impacts of our industrialised food system and the serious levels of hunger within our community?”

This will be followed by presentations from champions of community projects, including :

• Nikki Tadema from City Harvest, West Acton
• Karen Jenkins from Hanwell Community Fridge
• Fiona Bell & Sam Rudd of CropDrop, Bath and North Somerset
• Elly from Bubble & Squeak Oak School East Acton

with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. We hope you will find this an inspiring opportunity to consider how we can take local action in Ealing and work together to make a difference.

To ‘attend’ this Zoom event, contact steering@ealingtransition.org.uk to book a place. To ensure entry to the event, please make sure you have the name you used to book as the name on your Zoom screen.

Wednesday 9th September Event: Transition: Bounce Forward – What Is

Ealing Transition are thrilled to be taking part in the Transition Town Initiative’s “What is. What If. What Next?” series of talks and presentations considering how to bounce forward (not back) after a tumultuous 2020, to a sustainable zero carbon future.

Join us on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 7pm to hear about the work we have been doing with Ealing Council (as well as the work Ealing Council has been doing) in response to the climate and ecological emergency.

More information is available on the Transition Network website here. Talks are taking place in the evenings of 7th to 10th September, with more planned for October and November.

To attend the Ealing Transition event please register at Eventbrite here. The event is free, and lasts approximately 90 minutes.