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Air Pollution Mitigation using Passive Techniques in the Built Environment: Sharing International Best Practice

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Thu, 05/16/2019 - 2:32pm

This webinar series aims to bring together global experts to participate in a community forum for the dissemination of information relating to best practice around passive mitigation of air pollution in the built environment. Experts will provide their unique experiences relating to how they have gathered evidence relating to these passive techniques for air pollution mitigation, such as green infrastructure, solid barriers and urban design.

Plants, People, Planet Symposium

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Thu, 05/16/2019 - 1:56pm

Our complex relationship with plants has resulted in the world as we know it today shaping not only the Earth’s ecosystems but also its societies and cultures. As the human race continues to grow, the work of plant scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st Century has never been more important.

It is in this context that we welcome you to join us for the inaugural Plants, People, Planet Symposium, which will take place over two days at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, UK on 4–5 September 2019.

Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why It Matters and How Natural Area Managers Can Help

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:06am

You can thank insect pollinators for one third of every mouthful of food that you eat. 

Without small flies in streams for young fish to eat – your last grilled salmon would have been impossible. 

If you like songbirds, you can thank an insect – 96 percent of birds rely on insects for survival.

Insect Apocalypse? What Is Really Happening, Why It Matters and How Natural Area Managers Can Help

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:06am

You can thank insect pollinators for one third of every mouthful of food that you eat. 

Without small flies in streams for young fish to eat – your last grilled salmon would have been impossible. 

If you like songbirds, you can thank an insect – 96 percent of birds rely on insects for survival.

Conservation Innovation Grants Program - Water Management

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:20am

Join to learn about the highlights of innovations in water management from Conservation Innovation Grantees. Since 2004, Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) has supported the development of innovative approaches and technologies on agricultural lands. In this webinar, learn from four different grantees about the cutting edge approaches to water management generated through CIG projects. 
 

Attend here, no pre-registration required:

Plan It Native Landscapes Conference

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 8:48am

PRESENTED BY THE KANSAS CITY NATIVE PLANT INITIATIVE

Plan It Native is coming to Kansas City, September 18-20, 2019! This inaugural conference brings tools, tips and experience from leading national and regional landscape professionals to one locale and combines that learning with networking time to help you advance your landscape practices.

We look forward to Planning It and planting it native with you!

Registration, Program, Keynote Spekers, and further details can be found here:

https://planitnative.org/

E-Conference: The Latest Evidence on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 9:34am

Nutrition-sensitive agriculture offers great potential for Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2: Zero Hunger) as it connects agricultural development to improved nutrition outcomes. Examples of nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions are bio-fortification, home vegetable gardens, and small animal rearing (Ruel et al. 2018).

Since many nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions have been applied in recent years, we aim to:

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