Last year, Cornwall Council added an ecological emergency to the climate emergency and pledged to support nature recovery alongside becoming carbon neutral. LPCAG has added nature recovery to its terms of reference and this year's winter talks reflect this. We've also added more time for discussion. Each free talk will be at the Landulph Memorial Hall from 18:30 to 20:30 with wine and hot drinks available for a donation. The sessions will also be streamed live on Google Meet.
Monday 6 February: Nature Recovery in Landulph's Changing Climate
Valerie Darwell, Project Officer at the Tamar Valley AONB will be discussing the importance of nature and nature based services (such as the clean air, clean water, healthy soils, flood control and carbon storage) to human health and wellbeing. Due to a combination of factors, nature is struggling. Much of this is caused by human action, but we can also provide solutions. Val will be sharing with us the important new Nature Recovery Plan for the Tamar Valley AONB. Val will be joined by other local experts giving everyone a chance to ask questions and get practical advice on what we can do here in Landulph. This will include ideas for your home and garden, as well as our shared public spaces.
Monday 6 March: Food for Thought
Food for Thought is the latest film in the Cornwall's Climate Stories series looking at the contentious issues surrounding farming and food in Cornwall. It is presented by organic farmer Lisa Guy, who farms a beef herd near Land's End. She takes a 'behind the headlines' look at the meat and dairy industry, asking whether livestock farming is a major cause of climate breakdown - or whether it could be part of the solution - and what this all means for Cornwall, where most of our land area is devoted to grazing animals or growing food for them to eat. This is a positive, solutions focused film, designed to be a conversation starter, regardless of whether you're a committed vegan or a hard pressed farmer! In addition to the film we will have a panel to lead a Q&A session.
6th February 2023