Everybody is welcome to our free sustainability webinars. Starting in May 2021, topics include soil health, sustainable water and housing.
Every year the Grantham Scholars put on a series of free sustainability talks. For 2021 these will be virtual events. Featuring experts from around the world with a range of skills and knowledge, these webinars are a chance to explore the cutting edge of sustainability.
And best of all they are free and open to everybody! In order to get your tickets follow the Eventbrite links below.
Because we’re going to report on these events through Twitter, you can find us there and follow along. So join us there and use the event hashtags to take part in the conversation.
Wednesday 12 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 BST
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Speakers from Defra will present on current water sustainability policy and future plans. Then Waterwise will explore human behaviour to find ways to communicate. And research from Stellenbosch University will show what we should aim for when setting water sustainability goals.
We’re delighted to have a fantastic group of speakers for this event. So a big thanks to Kate Marx: Waterwise Campaigns and Social Research Manager. Heinz Jacobs: Professor at Stellenbosch University, who specialises in water. And from Defra Emma Phillimore (head of future water policy) and Bryony Thorpe.
Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Vaida Suslovaite, Sergio Edgar Mauricio Poco Aguilar, Laura Stefanini, Weijiang Yu
Monday 17 May 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
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What are the barriers that different groups face to cycling to work? And what steps can be taken to address these?
Speakers: Darren Hardwick, Sustainable Travel Manager at the University of Sheffield. Pete Zanzottera is an Active Travel Project Director for the Sheffield City Region. And Matt Cox and Beth Grylls from Birmingham Bike Foundry.
Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Peter Tuckett and Remy Veness.
Tuesday 25 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
This webinar will explore innovation in the housing sector. Presenters will speak about projects that promote innovation in housing provision. Following this will be a Q&A discussion.
Speakers for this event represent a wide range of expertise in housing. We have Claude Hendrickson (among other things, Claude is an accredited community led housing adviser working across Leeds and West Yorkshire). Also, we have Tim Crabtree, whose main focus is the Raise the Roof project. And with them is Kat Quigley a Social Investment Manager for Nationwide Building Society.
Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Charles Gillott, Philippa Hughes, Will Mihkelson, Abraham Mariech
27th May 2021 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Join Anton Rosenfeld from Garden Organic to learn about growing organically.
Organic growing considers not just the plant you are growing, but how it interacts with the soil, its surroundings and the wider environment.
This event was organised by Jana Kalalova and the Grantham Centre’s Green Impact SHEFF-Yield team.
Friday 28 May 2021, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
At this event, we’ll hear from a range of experts about the importance of soil biodiversity and its role in food security. Our speakers work across the globe on research, policy and implementation. They’ll cover the latest research, including how soil biodiversity-friendly agricultural techniques are already being used successfully.
There’s another great panel for this event. For example, Rosa Cuevas Corona, from FAO Global Soil Partnership. And joining her is Dr Sunita Sangar, Independent Research Consultant. Finally, Zachary Barton from the Kamala Foundation.
Grantham Scholars organised this event. If you want to find out more about their research, then follow the links to their project page: Mary Eliza, Oscar Morton, Dharma Sapkota, Jocelyn Sze, Mengyuan Qian
Thursday 10 June 2021 17:30 – 18:45 BST
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At this event we will focus on the climate impact of the fast fashion industry, the market value of which was $36 billion in 2019. Over 1 million tonnes of textiles and clothing are discarded annually, 70% of which end up in landfill when more than half is still reusable. Because of the size of the industry and the scope of its impact on sustainability, it is necessary to engage in proactive and meaningful conversation about this problem.
Speakers for this event: Professor Sandy Black of the University of the Arts London and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. And Dr Mark Sumner of the University of Leeds who has extensive industrial experience within a global giant and who spearheaded their sustainable initiative.
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