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Sustainability Week 2019

22 February 2019

The Sustainable Places Research Institute is organising a series of events to mark Cardiff University’s 2019 Sustainability Week.

We’re delighted to be able to welcome Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Policy at City, University of London, to deliver our keynote distinguished lecture: “Should the UK grow more food?”

Professor Lang will examine the UK food system, which is already stretched. By many measures, it is unsustainable, contributes to massive health externalities, and is locked into an economic dynamic which squeezes primary producers.

Join us for an exploration into how UK farming and food can contribute to a rebuilding of ecosystems, including discussion on the implications of Brexit, how a benchmark diet could be applied to UK consumers, and its implications for health and eating habits. Register for your free ticket.

The Institute will also be holding a series of other free events:

Plants and People: Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales economic botany collection and herbarium.

Bananageddon - A fruit in crisis: To keep bananas in our fruit bowls, we as consumers must advocate for new ways of producing bananas. Join us for a discussion on how we can achieve a better future.

Guided walk to Global Gardens: Join us for a guided walk through Bute Park to Global Gardens.

Guided walk to Canton Community Gardens: Join us for a guided walk through Bute Park to the Canton Community Gardens at Chapter Arts Centre.

Transforming relationships within regional food systems: We seek to understand how IT can catalyse relationships to deliver healthier and environmentally sustainable diets.

Photovoice workshop: This workshop will showcase different ways of using the Photovoice method in research projects.

Guided bike ride to Riverside Community Gardens: Enjoy a guided bike ride to Riverside Community Garden in Pontcanna Allotments.

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