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Ideas for a More Equitable Leeds – Environment and Green Space – 23 February

Added: 14/02/2022

Following the first seminar in this series on money and inequalities, booking is now live for the second session on Wednesday 23 February at 12:00-13:00.

At this session we will discuss the environment, green space and inequalities.

We will be hearing from Tom Bliss of Leeds Beckett University and Lucy Wheeler,  of TCV Skelton Grange.

Tom Bliss’ chief interests are food, trees and climate. He teaches landscape architecture and urban design at Leeds Beckett University, where he specialises in green space sustainability, biodiversity and wellbeing, and productive urban landscapes. Until recently he was a member of the University of Leeds tree and carbon research team, benched in the Priestley International Institute for Climate. He is a founder member and currently vice chair of Feed Leeds, the city wide network for food growers of all kinds, and he sits on the committee of the Leeds Parks and Green Spaces forum, and other similar organisations.

Lucy Wheeler has spent her working life with TCV connecting people and nature, opening their eyes to the wonder in the every day, supporting them to help improve and maintain the nature and green spaces in their communities and now supporting a team of other people to do the same. Lucy established Skelton Grange Environment Centre in 1992 and now manages all TCV operations in Leeds.

Book your place HERE.


About ‘Ideas for a More Equitable Leeds’

A bi-weekly seminar series presented by Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds ACTS! –  acknowledging, challenging and exploring solutions to rising inequalities in Leeds.

Each of these online lunchtime seminars, hosted by Peg Alexander, will address an area of inequality:

  • Money (this session took place on 9 February)
  • Food
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Education, Skills & Employment
  • Environment & Greenspace

You’ll hear from two speakers, one providing input from an academic perspective and one providing a community perspective. After the speakers give a brief introduction to the topic, Peg will open up a Q&A session between attendees and the speakers, seeking to identify one or two key actions the city should undertake to reduce the causes of that inequality.

At the end of the series we’ll be sharing a report outlining the key outcomes of the seminars.

We hope you will join us over the lunch hour as we come together as a city to discuss the challenge of rising inequalities and how we can work towards a more equitable city.


Dates for your diary

Every seminar will be held between 12noon & 1pm and we’ll be sharing further details soon.

In the meantime, if you would like to express an interest in attending, please email and we will contact you with the details as soon as they are available.

  • Wednesday 9 March
  • Wednesday 23 March
  • Wednesday 6 April
  • Wednesday 20 April
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