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Monday, October 17, 2011

Australia and the world... listen to this man, watch this video...

20th Richard Jones Memorial Lecture, by John D. Liu

Tuesday 8th November

"How We Got Here... and the Path to Sustainability"

Be inspired by John D. Liu's vision of a new era in human evolution in which all forests, wetlands, grasslands, coastal regions and oceans are restored to near pristine conditions!
7:45pm for 8:00pm start
Free public lecture

For full details: http://www.rjml.org.au/

"Hope in a Changing Climate" demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have been lost, to fundamentally improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations and to sequester carbon naturally. This approach has been dramatically proven on the Loess Plateau in China, the highland area spanning some 640,000 square km in north central China. It is the birthplace of the Han Chinese, headwaters of The Yellow River and home to a new environmental and economic paradigm: A degraded ecosystem of more than 35,000 square km of land now teems with life and supports the sustainable economic, social and agricultural activities of its people.
"Hope in a Changing Climate" is the latest documentary produced by the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), an organization dedicated to placing ecosystem restoration at the center of the global discussions on climate change, poverty and sustainable agriculture.

 

3 comments:

dixiebelle said...

That was great, thank you for sharing... only wish he was coming to Canberra!

farmer_liz said...

another great video! I'm just reading Peter Andrew's books again, he talks about similar principles in restoring the Australian landscape.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

I have never been so well informed about this subject, your article has opened my eyes about this topic and I hope to see more of this! Thank you.