Greer Joins green talks

Southend Standard: Academic at green conference Academic at green conference

INTERNATIONAL delegates, including Professor Germaine Greer, have been discussing the best ways to preserve, promote and develop green spaces for everyone in Southend.

They attended the MaxiGreen Raising Public Awareness conference in Southend, with Prof Greer giving the keynote speech.

The conference was part of the MaxiGreen project, which began in September 2011.

It has contributed to the Belfairs Woodland Centre, which includes initiatives for sustainable access, education opportunities and inspiring artwork.

Prof Greer spoke at the conference about how, during her career, she has successfully highlighted important issues about wildlife and the environment.

Discussions among the 80 delegates included how to make people more aware of the town’s green heritage and key environmental issues, with workshops on communication and publicity.

Graham Longley, Southend councillor responsible for enterprise, tourism and economic development, said: “Delegates were able to meet, share information with, and learn from representatives of a range of European countries.

“They were all united by the common goal of improving and developing green spaces for the benefit of all.

“A significant outcome in Southend of the MaxiGreen project has been the thriving Belfairs Woodland Centre.”

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4:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start !
Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start ! jolllyboy
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5:26pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start !
I agree
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start ![/p][/quote]I agree Howard Cháse
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6:59pm Mon 23 Jun 14

abd123 says...

That is insignificant compared to the salt runoff from winter gritting on highways.
That is insignificant compared to the salt runoff from winter gritting on highways. abd123
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7:00pm Mon 23 Jun 14

heartbeat says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
jolllyboy wrote:
Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start !
I agree
Hear hear!

It's great to hear about about the success of Belfairs Woodland Centre and other initiatives but what about the most fundamental green area of Southend which used to be easy on the eye and give a welcome bit of relaxation, not to mention somewhere for flora and fauna to flourish - I mean of couse the old roundabout at Victoria Circus where every bit of green possible was concreted over to form one of the biggest eyesore town centres I've ever seen in the UK? Where once traffic used to queue at times for a couple of minutes at the roundabout (and at times not at all, at quiet times of the day) traffic now has to wait at several sets of traffic lights. How was that worth chopping down every bit of greenery in sight? It is all so UGLY too! What was Germaine's take on that I wonder?!?!? Surely she would have been shown what a "success" it was to get rid of all the greenery? Or maybe not..
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Well they can stop the chemical run off from the airport into the brooks for a start ![/p][/quote]I agree[/p][/quote]Hear hear! It's great to hear about about the success of Belfairs Woodland Centre and other initiatives but what about the most fundamental green area of Southend which used to be easy on the eye and give a welcome bit of relaxation, not to mention somewhere for flora and fauna to flourish - I mean of couse the old roundabout at Victoria Circus where every bit of green possible was concreted over to form one of the biggest eyesore town centres I've ever seen in the UK? Where once traffic used to queue at times for a couple of minutes at the roundabout (and at times not at all, at quiet times of the day) traffic now has to wait at several sets of traffic lights. How was that worth chopping down every bit of greenery in sight? It is all so UGLY too! What was Germaine's take on that I wonder?!?!? Surely she would have been shown what a "success" it was to get rid of all the greenery? Or maybe not.. heartbeat
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8:05pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

I never understood why the woodland centre didn't have a living roof?
I never understood why the woodland centre didn't have a living roof? Living the La Vida Legra
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