Our Wild Future
This autumn, the John Muir Trust is hosting four online panel discussions with conservationists, activists, writers and experts
The Our Wild Future series of four panel discussions asks the big questions about our future relationship with nature; how we connect with wildness near and far, and how we can all make a difference in difficult times.
Each talk will bring a range of conservationists, writers, activists and experts together to discuss what's next for our climate, communities and planet.
See what's on
Events will be held online via Zoom and you can register for each one via Eventbrite using the links below.
The Future of Wild Places
Wednesday 28 October 2020, 7pm
In the first of our series, panellists discuss: How do we secure a green recovery for people and the planet? And how can wild places help tackle the climate crisis?
Liz Auty Schiehallion Property Manager, John Muir Trust
Steve Carver Senior Lecturer, Leeds University
Krishna Sharma Keeping it Wild People's Forum, London
Hannah Needham Junior Director, Heal Rewilding
Wednesday 11 November 2020, 7pm
Our second discussion will focus on: How do we encourage responsible access? What changes can we make to lower our footprint on the environment?
Ali Austin Nevis Property Manager, John Muir Trust
Lucy Wallace President, Ramblers Scotland
Sunita Welch Public Engagement Manager, Brecon Beacons NPA
Jim Mann Founder, Trees not Tees
Wildness for All
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 7pm
Our third discussion will address the following: What barriers exist to accessing wild places and how do we remove those barriers? How can we improve access to nature within urban environments?
Emma Reed Award and Engagement Manager, John Muir Trust
Mohammed Dhalech Mosaic Outdoors
Alec Finlay Poet and campaigner on disabled access
Catherine Kemp Education and Events Manager, Yorkshire Dales NPA
Community and Conservation
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 7pm
Our final autumn event asks: What is the future of community land ownership? How can communities become involved in conservation and how can conservation strengthen the rural economy?
Richard Williams Land Operations Manager, John Muir Trust
Kevin Cumming Project Manager, Langholm Initative
Sally Reynolds Member of Community Land Scotland, and Development Officer at Carloway Estate Trust
Dr Chris Loynes Reader in Human Nature Relations at University of Cumbria