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Festival of Nature 2017 to be Launched at World Environment Day Conference

08 May 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Phil Underwood

The Society for the Environment is delighted to announce that Bristol Natural History Consortium will be officially launching the 2017 ‘Festival of Nature’ at the World Environment Day conference on Monday 5th June 2017.

Festival of Nature brings together over 200 organisations and 30,000 people for the UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world from Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th June 2017. A wide spectrum of events will be taking place between Bristol and Bath; from professional networking to educational school workshops, expert speakers to family fun activities.

Bristol Natural History Consortium formed in 2003, with six Bristol based organisations joining forces on flagship environmental communication projects. Since then, the charitable organisation has grown significantly in both size and influence, with their programmes now having national reach and impact.

Festival of Nature aligns with both the 2017 theme for the United Nations’ global initiative World Environment Day – ‘Connecting People to Nature’, and the theme for the Society’s World Environment Day Conference – ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’. These events share aims to establish a greater interest in nature, inspire people to adopt sustainable practices, promote partnership working and champion environmental expertise across sectors.

Savita Custead, Chief Executive of Bristol Natural History Consortium, said...

“We’re thrilled to be launching Festival of Nature at such an important national event for the sector. World Environment Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about all of the important issues facing our natural world, and more importantly, to create more alliances to work together.”

Dr Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive of the Society for the Environment, commented...

“The Society sees World Environment Day as a critical part of ensuring everyone understands the important role of the environment in all our daily lives.  We are delighted that Bristol Natural History Consortium will be launching Festival of Nature during this conference, which is a real example of this year’s theme for World Environment Day, Connecting People to Nature.”

The World Environment Day conference is a free event led by sector experts, who will be providing and afternoon of informative talks to provide insight into their respective fields, highlighting how their work is contributing to the underlying principles of World Environment Day. The event welcomes interested parties, volunteers, Chartered Environmentalists, Registered Environmental Technicians and aspiring environmental professionals alike.

Register your attendance for free via the event listing.

Event Details

World Environment Day Conference
Date(s): Monday 5th May 2017
Location: 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ (IMechE)
Cost: Free
Hashtag: #EnvProfsWED and #WorldEnvironmentDay

Festival of Nature
Date(s): Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th June 2017
Location: Various – between Bristol and Bath
Cost: Free

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