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Nature Forum Reflections: an Eco-Psychology Perspective

Join us for this local community event as part of Biodiversity Week 2023 to get feedback on the work of the Nature Forum and discuss how we can work together to protect and restore biodiversity in Cork and further afield.

What is the Nature Forum?

In July 2023, a public event was jointly organised by Cork Environmental Forum and UCC Green Campus to give people an opportunity to make their voices and concerns heard in relation to biodiversity loss and protection in Cork City.

We used this event to not only identify areas of common concern but potential areas for community collaboration and action This event was just the first step and have held regular monthly meetings since September 2023. The aim of the Forum is to influence environmental policy on an institutional, local, and national level.

What can you expect on the day?

Held in Nano Nagle Place in Cork City on 20th May 2023 from 2-4pm, there will be a number of short presentations from people across Cork working in the area of environmental well-being and biodiversity protection, including Bernie Connolly from Cork Environmental Forum, Niamh Guiry from UCC Green Campus, UCC PhD Researcher Topaz Shrestha on the eco-psychology and the connection between human and environmental health, amongst others.

There will also be brainstorming and planning sessions to help outline priority areas of local concern and how we can take action together. Attendees will be divided into groups and asked to participate in a number of facilitated discussions around key issues related to nature conservation and promotion.

This event is an open space to facilitate sharing from and amongst local groups and people on what the work they have been doing, discussing and inspiring each other on how we can #buildbackbiodiversity in Cork City. This is also a great opportunity to meet some of the new faces taking on key roles in the City Council, including Usna Keating, Biodiversity Officer, who will support local communities in their efforts to conserve our precious biodiversity.

Everyone is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you on the 20th.
LocationNano Nagle Place Douglas Street T12 X70A Cork Ireland
Admission is free.

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