Haveringland Church is hosting an ‘Earth Day’ event to mark this international anniversary, which is all about helping to restore the planet. With a packed Church of displays, fun activities and programme of talks and project launches, the day is also hoping to raise funds towards installing an all access toilet, baby changing area and kitchen in the Church.
Over 20 displays and activities will be on hand from a wide range of organisations such as Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Broads National Park, Norfolk Master Composters, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Aylsham Roman Project etc. There will be a pre-loved clothes sale and tombola too.
The event- jointly organised with Norfolk Green Care Network, will see the launch of the ‘Living Landscape’ project in the afternoon which is all about developing a community approach to improving biodiversity around the area.
In the morning a ‘First Nature’ campaign to expand nature connection opportunities for children and young people across Norfolk will be launched. This features presentations from young people and the launch of The Bishop of Norwich Award for projects or organisations that do great work to expand nature connection for children.
The full programme is:
11am First Nature launch
- The First Nature Campaign- Nigel Boldero, NGCN
- Presentations from young people (Youth Advisory Boards and a Broads Project)
- Louise Ambrose- Forest Schools
- Kitty Sanderson- Climate Change Anxiety
- Jacky Honour and Jeremy Buxton- Farm visits/Country Trust
- Nick Sanderson- Broads Authority
- Q/A’s /panel discussion and next steps
12.30pm- Bats!- Philip Parker
1pm- Eco Church- Barbara Bryant
2pm Living Landscape Launch
- Welcome and introduction- – Prof Tim O’Riordan (CPRE and NALC President)
- The big picture- Andy Millar, Natural England
- Regenerative Farming- Stuart Mayhew, Old Hall Farm
- Wild East- Argus Gathorne-Hardy
- Living Landscape- Nigel Boldero, Project Manager
- Q/A’s and panel discussion- next steps- including Jeremy Buxton from Eve’s Hill Farm, Booton.