Friends of the Earth Book Club with Pádraic Fogarty, author of 'Whittled Aw...

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Common Ground Bray

Beverly Studios

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A98 P3V2 Bray

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Public Conversation with Padraic Fogarty, author of 'Whittled Away, Ireland's Vanishing Nature'

"In Whittled Away: Ireland’s Vanishing Nature, Pádraic Fogarty explains how mass species extinction has become part of our common dialogue as our demands expand beyond ecological limits. In 2012, the World Wildlife Fund reported that less than half the number of animals now exist on Earth than in 1970. Freshwater species alone declined more than 81 per cent in that time.

"It is a failing of our education system and media that our connection to nature and environment, so concisely explained in Whittled Away, is not common knowledge. There is a systematic disconnection from nature occurring in our society. As children, we start our lives as nature lovers, but over time it too is whittled away as our attention turns to what are perceived as the more important issues of economic growth and employment. Fogarty does a great service educating the reader to the interconnections of nature and our own needs."

- taken from Cara Augustenborg's review for the Irish Times

We will be joined by environmental activists to join the discussion:

Cara Augustenborg, former Chair of Friends of the Earth

Suzie Cahn, permaculture educator

Keith Scanlon, involved in recent Wicklow Climate and Biodiversity Emergency campaign

Sarah Dawson, member of Common Ground Bray

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Common Ground Bray

Beverly Studios

Church Terrace

A98 P3V2 Bray

Ireland

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