Free climate and nature emergencies webinars
Throughout March and April the Council is hosting a series of free webinars, working with local partners to provide advice on the actions we can all take to address the climate and nature emergencies.
Monday 21 March, 12.30pm - Working with nature to tackle the climate emergency
All land has an important role to play as part of wider action to tackle the climate and nature emergencies. This includes woodlands, peatlands, saltmarshes, rivers, and agricultural land, as well as parks, allotments, school or business grounds, street trees, road verges, pockets of derelict or neglected spaces, green roofs and walls, and domestic gardens. The Mersey Forest team will be discussing the different roles this “green infrastructure” can play, from producing food, and sequestering carbon, to keeping us cooler, and managing water. There will also be a section exploring how residents in west Cheshire can help and some resources available for this.
Friday 25 March, 12.30pm – For peats sake: Alternatives to using peat compost
Peat has been a major ingredient of the compost used in gardening for many years. This peat is taken from rare wildlife habitats, damaging some of the last remaining peatlands in both the UK and overseas in places like Eastern Europe. This process also releases carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change. Cheshire Wildlife Trust will be sharing ways you can care for both your garden and the planet by using alternatives to peat compost in your green space.
Wednesday 30 March, 12.30pm – Free for all: Upcycling and recycling to reduce consumption in your garden
Experts from Cheshire Wildlife Trust will be sharing tips and advice about upcycling and recycling items from around your home to reduce consumption in your garden in this lunchtime webinar. Find out how to make a planter out of just about anything as well as getting some creative tips on how to garden on a budget.
Friday 1 April, 12.30pm – Climate proof your garden: Adapting your garden to extreme weather
As extreme weather becomes more common in our country, there are ways that we can modify our gardens to help us adapt to the impact of climate change. Cheshire Wildlife Trust will be providing tips and advice in this webinar about saving water, keeping cool and helping reduce the impacts of flooding.
How to register
To attend any of these short lunchtime webinars, please register online. The instructions for joining the online sessions will be emailed to you a few days before the webinar takes place.
There is also an opportunity to ask the experts a question related to the webinar topic. Please complete the question section on the online registration form. If there is time, some of the questions will be answered as part of the webinar or responses will be emailed out after the event.