Part 3: Grassroots Policies

Part 3 explored the practical steps necessary to re-wild the environment and challenge pollution in our waterways.

This is the third in a series of talks and discussions that are being coordinated by Alicia Hull with Citizen Network.

Alicia was joined by guests:

The panel was chaired by Simon Duffy, President of Citizen Network and Director of Citizen Network Research.

Rebecca Wrigley describes how we can bring nature back to life across our landscapes: increase species diversity, change how we use the land, farm differently and work in harmony with nature. Re-Wilding Britain helps people create local action to rewild in their own communities and helps to change local policies and practices.

Glenn Anderson describes the work of local landowners and other partners to rewild and develop the full natural potential of Wendling Beck, the country around a rare chalk stream in central Norfolk. Glenn describes the new farming and land management practices which are helping to restore the integrity of the environment around the stream.

Louise Reddy describes the campaign work being done to ensure people start to understand the problems in the UK’s waterways. UK rivers and coastal areas are badly polluted and sewage is the second worst pollutant, the direct result of illegal practices by Water Companies. Louise also shares the effective campaign strategies developed by Surfers Against Sewage.

Alicia spoke about the broader problems that have caused the growing crisis for human beings and the natural world and the toxic impact of capitalism on all these problems.

After the presentations the panel responded to questions from the audience and discussed progress on re-wilding and how to challenge environmental harm.

You can read more about this webinar series and work here.

This webinar took place on 25 May 2023. 

Webinar | 05.07.23

nature & economics, Sustainability, England, Webinar

Simon Duffy


President of Citizen Network

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