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‘Grow Your Mind’ webinar series 2021
Leading Irish landscape architect Dermot Foley takes us through some of the challenges facing landscape architects locally.Grab your lunch and join us for a presentation followed by Q&A.
Spaces are strictly limited so first come first served….
AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN IRELAND Thursday 25th March at 1pm
A lunchtime webinar – perspectives from the Departments of Agriculture – grab your lunch and join us for a presentation followed by Q&A
The Irish Landscape Institute in conjunction with the Landscape Institute Northern Ireland invite you to a CPD seminar which will focus on a number of aspects of climate change and achieving net-zero which have implications for everyone in our industry and our Irish landscape.
Diane Stevenson, Head of Plant Health Policy at the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and James Greer Head of Plant Health Policy will brief delegates on DAERA policy for plant health and current issues with sourcing trees and planting material
Dale Crammond, Agricultural Inspector, Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy Division of the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, will present “Ag Climatise – A roadmap to Climate Neutrality for Irish Agriculture”
Climate Change Thursday 11th March 2021
A presentation by Diarmiud Torney
If you wish to explore the subject matter further, Diarmuid Torney has suggested a few Irish-based podcasts on climate that he would recommend:
– Five Degrees of Change by Daniel Murray, a journalist with the Business Post who covers climate & environment issues. In each episode he interviews a leading expert in the field and asks their recommendations for climate policy and also what they are doing themselves about their own carbon footprint
– Covid Alarmclock: A great new podcast by two of my students, Ellen Hegarty and Darragh Wynne, who are/were students on our MSc in Climate Change. It explores the parallels between covid and climate change and asks what we can learn from our response to covid for how we respond to climate change. It just launched last week.
– Climate Allies by Ali Sheridan, who has worked in a range of corporate sustainability roles including with IKEA and Bord Bia, and who is now undertaking a PhD in Maynooth on the role of business in tackling climate change.
– Climate Queens by Katie Harrington and Clodagh Kelly. Katie is another one of my students on our MSc in Climate Change. It’s an entertaining and very accessible perspective on sustainability.
NATIONAL LANDSCAPE STRATEGY – A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Thursday 25th February at 1pm
Tree of Life Landscape Webinar Series 21st and 24th February 2021
The webinar series is a joint effort of the University of Tehran and the Iranian Society of Landscape Professionals (ISLAP), aiming to examine the complex human-natural systems through the lens of landscape approach.
Scheduled for the 21st and 24th of February 2021, the second and third packages of the TREE OF LIFE webinars will focus on Garden Tourism and Garden Festivals, and Water, City and Landscape, respectively. Please see the posters and read the following lines for further details.
On February 21st, 2021 at 13:30-15:30 UTC, Professor Richard Benfield from Central Connecticut State University discusses Garden Tourism for Landscapes, Historic Sites and Visitors: Marrying the Three for the Post-Covid Period and Professor Karl H. C. Ludwig from University of Nuertingen-Geislingen will talk about Garden Festivals: Temporary Garden Art and Events, Ephemeral Garden and Art Installations across Europe.
For the 2nd TREE of LIFE Landscape Webinar Series, register at:
On February 24th, 2021 at 13:30-15:30 UTC, Dr. Jianbin Wang, Chief Innovation Officer at Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities in Australia will talk about Future Water Sensitive Cities and Dr. Sharon Moran from State University of New York (SUNY), College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will discuss Urban Waterway: Stream Restoration and Environmental Justice, followed by a presentation on Urban Water Reclamation and Reuse as a Key Water-Energy-Food Nexus Opportunity by Dr. Daphne Keilmann-Gondhalekar from Technical University of Munich.
For the 3rd TREE of LIFE Landscape Webinar Series, register at:
There will be a live Q&A session at the end of each session of the webinars. Check your local time for the webinars:
Please feel free to contact Tree of Life via email email@example.com if you require any further information and share the webinar information with friends and colleagues who may be interested to join these online events.
About this Event
The Draft Strategy is now on public display and going through a Non-statutory Public Consultation Process which will continue until the end of National Tree Week in March 2021.
To view the Draft Strategy and to have your say on its contents please visit our online consultation portal at https://consult.fingal.ie/en/consultation/forest-fingal-tree-strategy-fingal
ALSO ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD FOR THE ILI DESIGN AWARDS
Special guest: Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The project Irish Rivers 2040 was set up to investigate a design-led approach to flood protection in Ireland. The project has been commissioned by the OPW, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Cork City Council with co-funding from the Creative Industry Fund in the Netherlands and several Dutch offices. These include Dingeman Deijs Architects, Palmbout Urban Landscape, Van Paridon de Groot Landscape Architects and REDscape Landscape and Urbanism who led the initiative for the project. See www.redscape.ie, www.dingemandeijs.nl, www.palmbout.nl, www.vpxdg.nl.
The study applies the Dutch design experience to the Irish situation using working examples in which flood protection, amenity enhancement and water quality management are combined. This ‘Dutch method’ uses a highly integrated design approach and seeks to promote sustainable values and long-term aims for flood protection.
The aim of the webinar is to disseminate the learnings from the study looking at four case studies which demonstrate how flood protection in urban, suburban, and coastal areas can be approached. It is an interactive webinar that welcomes feedback and participation and wishes to explore how the design-led approach can be better facilitated by local authorities and its partners. The webinar is to be moderated by planner, Conor Norton.
Dec 11, 2020 10:00 AM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Ethical Purchasing for Landscape Architects presented by Glenn Bradley of Hardscape Ireland on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 1.15pm
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“Right now, man-made commodities and natural stone is being used in construction or build projects throughout the Island of Ireland (and further a-field) where human beings or the environment were harmed to enable a cheap product supply. It is in your power to recognise and change business models that degrade human beings or our environment. It is up to you to specify and insist on landscape or building commodities that are manufactured or routed via supply chains who place the primacy of human rights and environmental protections at the core of their trade. Hardscape Ireland want to work in a co-ordinated effort with designers and contractors to create decent work for all as the foundations of a green, inclusive and resilient recovery thus this short presentation by Glenn Bradley, Head of Supply Chain for Hardscape will help you focus on existing and emerging regulations that will enable you to help end all forms of poverty, fight inequality and help tackle climate change.”
Head of Global Supply Chain – Hardscape
Glenn is a tenacious procurement specialist and a professionally qualified logistician with a proven track record of success in international supply chain leadership. A graduate, he is a Member of the Institute of Directors Ireland, a Member of the Institute of Export & Trade and a Member of the Institute of Freight Professionals. Glenn leads Hardscape’s Business & Human Rights commitments by reducing negative impacts on people associated with our value chain. Putting principles into practice he performs Company due diligence in regard the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights; the Ethical Trade Base Code and our engaged programmes; UK Modern Slavery Law; the outworking of the Anti-Slavery Charter and all other Human Rights strategy in the Company.
In addition, he sources the commodities that Hardscape sell to produce capacity building supplier relationships across the globe helping to strengthen stakeholder engagement to create an ongoing, all-round, efficient supply chain implementation.
A ‘bite-sized’ webinar of 20 minutes followed by Q&A
Plants Passports and Imported Oak Webinar Wednesday 14th October 2020 via Zoom
See link below to presentations
Topic: Webinar Presentation – Plant Passports and Imported Oak – Oliver McEvoy, Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine and Dónall Flanagan, Teagasc
Time: Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM London
ILI Design Awards 2020 – Thursday 8th October 2020 at 12.30pm ONLINE – check Awards 2020 Page
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