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Join the Climate Conversation - Rural Communities Making a Difference

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Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall

82-94 Comur Street

Yass, NSW 2582

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Local Landcare groups around Yass, Boorowa and Hovells Creek, are hosting a discussion about global warming to explore how rural communities and farmers can contribute to ameliorating the problem while benefiting their land.

The Master of Ceremony for the forum will be Genevieve Jacobs; prize-winning newspaper journalist and freelance writer.

Presenters are:

  • Dr Bradley Opdyke; Paleoclimatologist, Senior Lecturer ANU College of Science,

  • Dr Charles Massy; Author and farmer

  • Dr Christine Jones; Soil Scientist and founder of the organisation ‘Amazing Carbon’

  • Dr Siwan Lovett; Social scientist and natural resource manager with Australian River Restoration Centre.

The forum speakers are all experienced ‘hands-on’ people who want to help others make a difference to our individual and collective well-being. ANU paleoclimatologist, Dr Bradley Opdyke, will provide an understanding of how and why global warming is occurring, and discuss the urgency of the issue. Cooma farmer, Dr Charles Massy, will be speaking about his own changed attitudes to management practices on his farm and about other farmers also practising regenerative agriculture, as described in his book The Call of the Reed Warbler. He has been a pivotal force in regenerative landscape management through grazing systems that promote healthy landscape function and will outline the role farmers can play in contributing to slowing the increase of carbon in the atmosphere. Dr Christine Jones will discuss the importance of the carbon cycle and the benefits of revegetation and sequestration in the soil to improve water retention and land productivity. Dr Siwan Lovett will outline the ways communities can work together to achieve desirable outcomes, while reducing the effects of global warming. Participant engagement is a major theme of the day, and there will be time for questions and discussion in a final session as well as after each speaker.The forum is also providing community groups and businesses that can help facilitate change, with the table space to display relevant information.

There are a limited number of Student Tickets available for $10 per head (kindly sponsored by Murrumbateman Landcare Group). Please contact event organiser to make a student booking.

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Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall

82-94 Comur Street

Yass, NSW 2582

Australia

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