We know that for nature to recover, we need more people on nature's side.
Join our Team Wilder launch event online on Tuesday 19th October, 7pm - 8.30pm, to hear from inspiring speakers from across Somerset and beyond about what they are doing to help nature's recovery, as well as how we can support you to take action for nature in your own homes and communities.
Join us for a very special event and help us create a movement for nature!
The event will take place on Tuesday 19th October, 7pm - 8.30pm. It will be hosted by our President, author, nature writer and TV producer, Stephen Moss who will be welcoming a number of special guests as well as our CEO, Georgia Stokes and Head of Engagement, Jolyon Chesworth.
The speakers will introduce Team Wilder, share the science behind people taking action to support nature's recovery, and give inspiring examples of how they are already successfully taking action in their communities for nature's recovery. We hope you and your community will be inspired to get involved!
These talks will be followed by an interactive panel discussion chaired by Stephen and then live questions from the ‘floor’ will be taken via Zoom chat.
Meet our very special guests
Anita Roy is a writer, editor and environmentalist. She is the author of several books, including a children's novel about death, Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased; a nature diary, A Year in Kingcombe; and a picture book The Power of 10. Along with Pippa Marland, she co-edited and contributed to Gifts of Gravity and Light: An Nature Almanac for the 21st Century. She holds an MA in Travel and Nature writing from Bath Spa University, and has been involved as an active member of Transition Town Wellington since 2015 when she returned to live in the UK after twenty years in India.
About Transition Town Wellington
Transition Town Wellington started in 2008 and is part of the international movement, Transition Network. We are a group of local people volunteering to make our town more carbon neutral, sustainable and biodiverse. We help manage and look after 8 community orchards, herb beds and wildflower meadows around town, support and run a bi-monthly repair cafe, and have been running a very successful 'Gardening for Wildlife' campaign since early 2020.
Lea Barbett is a postgraduate researcher in environmental psychology at the University of Derby and a lecturer in psychological research methods at the FernUniversität Hagen.
Due to her love for nature, her research is on actions that people can take to support nature conservation ("pro-nature conservation behaviours").
Lea's PhD thesis laid out a systematic research approach for the question: "what can people do for nature?". She will talk not only about what we can do but also why we act (or often don't act) for nature conservation and the special role that our own personal relationship to nature plays here.
Representatives from Heathfield School in Taunton's Eco Team
We will have a short talk from students from Heathfield School in Taunton about the environmental actions they are taking as part of their school's Eco Team, particularly around helping swifts in their school grounds.
Join in with Team Wilder!
We can't wait to have you on board! You can make a huge difference by helping us reach the social 'tipping point' of 1 in 4 people taking action for nature, and inspiring others in your community to do the same!
What are you waiting for? Come along and get involved! Everyone is welcome.
Can't make it but still want to join in?
We'll be sharing the recording of the event on our channels afterwards - so keep an eye out for how you can get involved, and why not sign up to our Team Wilder e-newsletter and Facebook group below?