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Sustainable Design Solutions in Response to the Climate Crisis

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The Lighthouse

11 Mitchell Lane

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G1 3NU

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A free symposium for all stakeholders in the landscape industry to address the climate crisis, supported by Zero Waste Scotland.

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. AS SOON AS WE HAVE A NEW DATE OR AN ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY SOLUTION FOR THIS DATE WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

Sustainable Design Solutions in Response to the Climate Crisis

A symposium for the garden and landscape design and build industry

The symposium has been orchestrated to explore how our industry can reduce both its environmental impact and become more sustainable. All industries need to respond to the climate crisis. For our industry, we can move away from wasteful, unsustainable practices, be more mindful of what materials we use, conserve precious topsoil, collect and store rainfall, and improve biodiversity above and below the ground. Together, this will help improve people's health and well-being, and importantly the health of the planet. We are in an important position to educate our clients and help them to address the climate crisis too.

The symposium will be a combination of talks by leaders in the field and delegate participation.

Speakers include:

Clive Bowman who has a landscape architecture background and is an advocate for Circular Economy construction for Zero Waste Scotland.

Dr John Brennan, Architect and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Design, Edinburgh University. He directs the MSc in Advanced Sustainable Design aimed at Designers, including architects and landscape architects.

Keith Sacre, an arboriculturist who works for TreeCO2nomics and is a trustee of the Trees and Design Action Group, who is promoting the role of the urban forest throughout the UK.

Kevin Hughes, Plantsman and Ecologist, who has recently taken over Cally Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway. He will be looking at rewilding our gardens. • Delegate Participation:

We will also be looking for delegates to share (short - max. 5 min) examples of projects/ part of projects where they have applied reduced environmental impact and improved sustainability. Please get your thinking caps on!

Full programme will be released soon - watch this space!

Location: Central Glasgow (close to main line railways) - venue to be confirmed

Time: 9.30 to 4.30 pm

Cost: FREE including refreshments and lunch!

Places are limited so registration will be necessary

Supported by Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland is The Scottish Governments representative body to deliver a Circular Economy change in Scotland. A Circular Economy approach is much more than a move to towards more recycling, it’s an approach that cuts across all sectors in Scotland that values all the resources we use and looks at value from a whole life cost perspective.

Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the Resource Efficient Scotland Programme. The Resource Efficient Scotland Construction SME Advice and Support Service offers free advice and technical support to Scottish businesses, helping them embed circular economy principles into the design and construction of our built environment. The Service aims to contribute significantly to the Scottish Government’s strategic economic objectives, climate change, energy efficiency and zero waste targets.

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