‘Community, Environment and Sustainability in Wales’ WISERD Networking Event
This well attended event on 15th June 2011 brought together grassroots activists, NGOs, policy makers and academics from across Wales and further afield, with interests in local community sustainability and environmental campaigns and initiatives. The event provided a network and knowledge exchange opportunity, and also ‘launched’ the WISERD thematic network on environment, tourism and leisure. A packed programme of talks ranged from overviews of community- led environmental and artistic projects, campaigns, initiatives and businesses, scaling out from the local level to discuss national networks of expertise across Wales and making global links through overviews of the latest climate change research being undertaken in Wales, and projects connecting communities in Wales and Africa. Dr John Barry from Queens University Belfast provided a rousing end to the day with a talk on the topic of 'Vulnerability and Resilience in Contemporary Green Thought'.
All presentations are now webmounted here.
One of several positive feedback comments: “It was remarkable in that such a varied range of projects and activities were discussed in a short space of time. I did find it useful and thought provoking as well as pleasant and interesting”.
Publication date: 7 July 2011