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Richmond celebrates The Great Big Green Week
10 Jun 10 , 2024 Monday

Richmond celebrates The Great Big Green Week

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The Great Big Green Week is the UK's biggest celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Coming up in Richmond,  there is an Eco Day at The Station on Saturday 15 June between 10am and 4pm. Local environmental organisations will be showcasing their activities on The Station Platform and there will be a free screening of a 10-minute reel of themed eco films suitable for all the family in Screen 3. The cafe will also have an eco-menu choice on offer. A family Spring Wildlife Wander will also take place from The Station. Depart at 10.30, 12.30 or 2.30 for a journey with wildlife enthusiasts to Easby Bridge, to spot the birds, bugs, flora and fauna that call the railway walkway area home.

There are also two evening talks on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June at 7.30pm in Richmond Town Hall.

On Saturday, join Tom Moorhouse, author of “Elegy for a River”, to discover the wonderful world of water voles, and the conservation challenges they face. Tom will explain what conservation research actually does, why it hasn't yet achieved
the outcomes we all want and need - but why he still has hope for wildlife andour collective future. Tom worked for many years in the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University, and he has authored several children's books. His adult non-fiction comprises Elegy for a River and Ghosts in theHedgerow.

On Sunday, join Roger Morgan-Grenville, author of "Across a Waking Land” to discover more from this acclaimed nature writer about his 1000-mile walk, from the Solent to Cape Wrath. Following spring northwards and concerned by species loss in the UK, hemet the people helping to reverse it - from the allotments of Sheffield, the peat bogs of Kielder and regenerative farming in the Cotswoldsto the reintroduction of beavers near Inverness. He battled Covid, blizzardsand age, and encountered the kindness of strangers in an epic eight-week life-affirming and life-changing adventure.

For more event details visit Great Big Green Week (richmondshireclimateaction.org)

Photo courtesy of Richmondshire Landscape Trust who will be exhibiting at The Station on Saturday.

 

 

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