Contrary to popular belief, Thanet does still have a natural environment – and on Saturday it will be celebrated at Margate’s second Eco Expo. The event is billed as “an afternoon of collaborative discussions to further our collective eco-education” – and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?! Speakers include Dr Hannah Scott talking on Thanet & the Climate Emergency, Peter Hasted revealing all about Thanet’s Urban Forest and Tim Craven telling us about Trees in British Art. And there’s a whole load more than that – please do come along!
Eco Expo is being held at The Margate School, 31-33 High Street, Margate CT9 1DX, on Saturday, May 9, from 2pm
In the light of the government’s latest advice on the coronavirus pandemic, the Eco Expo event planned for Margate on Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. It is hoped it can be held later this year, but that is of course subject to confirmation depending on events relating to the wider crisis.
The development onslaught on Thanet has surely never been greater. Its natural environment already trashed and degraded to a scarcely credible degree, you might be tempted to simply throw your hands in the air and give up as the diggers move on to yet another site. However, please don’t! You are not alone – other people do care about the isle and are trying to do help salvage something good from the wreckage. Some of those people will be at an event called Eco Expo being held in Margate this month – and CPRE Kent will be among them, hosting a stall at which you can learn more about what we do. The “ecological afternoon” includes Karen Jones from the University of Kent speaking on The Urban Green Idea, Dr Clive Nuttman addressing Biodiversity – Global to Local and Dr Hannah Scott talking on Verges – Nothing to be Wasted. It promises to be an uplifting event – please join us.
Eco Expo is being held at the Margate School (old Woolworth building), 33 High Street, Margate CT9 1EA, on Saturday, March 28, from 2pm