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Lighting and green spaces Speaker Event 27 June Prahran, Victoria

Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs presents Planet Ark National Tree Day Nature Care Event 2021: "Lighting and Green Spaces - an Expert Panel Presentation on new research and challenges," Sunday 27 June 2021, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Prahran Mechanics Institute, 39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181

Planet Ark NTD nature care event:
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The event is free of charge. Note, however, that it is sponsored by Toyota, which, like most corporations, has a history of marketing itself as environmentally friendly, but which actually has a record for environmental damage and fudging reports. See, for instance, Hiroko Tabuchi, "Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations," New York Times, Jan. 14, 2021. Since the mid 1970s, it has become the practice of corporations to link themselves to 'green' organisations and 'green' events, like this one. Sharon Beder has written informatively on this phenomenon, into which climate-change action has breathed new life, in Sharon Beder, Global Spin, Chelsea Green Publishing, 1998. See Sharon Beder


Learn how you can help protect our health & environment for the future

Never before has it been more important to look after our health and well-being and our physical environments.

Our parklands are more valued, more used for their green spaces and treed landscapes and more precious for our health and well-being in the post-March 2020 Covid-world.
Rolling restrictions and lockdowns continue ….

Come and learn from presentations and discussions with:

Sean W Cain, Associate Professor of Psychology, Monash University, who is an internationally recognised expert in circadian rhythms and effects of artificial lighting.

Dr Greg Moore, Director of the National Trust of Australia (Vic.) Significant Tree Committee, formerly Director of Burnley College, who will consider the damaging impact on trees of paving and built environments in parklands and the effects of artificial lighting on tree health: ‘Public Green Spaces, Surfaces and Lighting’.

Dr Barry Clark, whose background is in engineering, physics, applied optics and vision research and who is a member of the Astronomical Society of Victoria Inc. (ASV) and the Victorian Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association: ‘Outdoor lighting strategy needs to be based on facts, not myths’.

Learn how you can get involved in nature care, healthy practices and greening in your home and environs and make a difference to your health and well-being, to the local environment and to heritage places & parks.

See You There!

Bea McNicholas, Director, Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs

Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs works to increase awareness of nature care and healthy environments; the importance of trees and green spaces and its positive impact on climate change and health; and advocates for these reasons for changes in policy and practice of artificial lighting.

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