HGN News and Events

Several of the posts in this week’s newsletter give details of events marking International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March. The rollcall of women who have made their mark in the fields of conservation and environmentalism is long and impressive including Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall and Rachel Carson whose book ‘Silent Spring’ alerted the world to the dangers of pesticides. Today’s inspirational women working to protect the world and its creatures include, amongst many others, Virginia McKenna, Greta Thunberg  and Caroline Lucas MP who will be in Herefordshire today for an event with Ellie Chowns – local councillor, and probably the most high profile of the many women working to protect our environment in Herefordshire. Although they do not have such a high profile as the women working on the global or national stage, the women involved with many of HGN’s member organisations are unsung heroines, all giving their time and energy to help preserve what is important to us all.

HGN Events

On Thursday 22 February 12.45 – 2.00pm there was an online lunchtime talk from Sue Riddlestone OBE of Bioregional, describing some of their work with communities to ‘do things differently’ when it comes to planning. If you did not have a chance to attend this event, the link to the recording will be available on our website soon.


On 29 February 12.45 – 2.00pm we will hear from the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Partnership which was was set up just over two years ago as a key part of Herefordshire Council’s mission to deliver a net zero and nature-rich county. What has it been up to?

Join us at this lunchtime talk to gather an insight into the achievements, activities and plans of the Board, along with the wider environmental work of Herefordshire Council.

The current Chair, James Marsden, and colleagues will outline the work taking place across various sectors – land management, the built environment, transport and more – and how this fits into the national and wider context.

Click here to book for this lunchtime event

And then, at 7pm on Tuesday 5 March, there will be an online workshop on  Deepening the roots of resilience: Alan Heeks shares insights from his new book, Natural Happiness, showing how we can use parallels with organic cultivation to nourish our resilience, both individual and community. See more at www.naturalhappiness.net.
Click here to book your place.