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Sustainability Talks: Backyard Biodiversity

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Macquarie University

12 Wally’s Walk Building E7A – Level 8

NSW 2113

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Join us for a program of talks by expert speakers about backyard biodiversity.

Featuring presentations by:

Peter Rutherford
Senior Eco Gardener, Kimbriki Eco House and Garden
Peter Rutherford has been the Senior Eco Gardener at Kimbriki Eco House and Garden for more than 19 years. He has been a presenter on ABC’s popular Gardening Australia as well as appearing on various gardening and lifestyle television programs promoting the benefits of composting and worm farming

Dr Lizzy Lowe
Postdoctoral Researcher, Behavioural Ecology Group, Macquarie University
Dr Lizzy Lowe's research focuses on the responses of invertebrate predators to urbanisation and she loves anything to do with spiders. She is passionate about working with local communities to create functional, biodiverse green spaces in cities. She will be presenting on ways to encourage good bugs to help control pests in your garden.

Dr Louise Metcalf
Director, Australian Research Institute of Environment and Sustainability
Louise is the Director of ARIES at Macquarie University, and a nationally registered Organisational Psychologist with 24 years of experience. She is an international consultant on behaviour change and leadership for sustainability. These days she is exploring the connection between mental health and the natural environment with the Nature for All group. Her presentation will be on the Habitat Stepping Stones program and how building habitat in our homes also improves mental health.


TRAVELLING TO MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

There are many different ways to get to Macquarie University. We encourage people to use sustainable methods of travel where possible. There are regular train and bus services extending to areas right across Sydney. If you live within a few kilometres of the campus, cycling and walking are the most healthy, convenient and cheapest ways to travel to Uni. If you drive, then why not consider carpooling or mixing your travel modes for part of the journey? For more details visit the Macquarie University website.

A free parking pass will be emailed to those who register for the event.

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