In this month’s episode of Wild LIVE we’ll be discussing the importance of equal access to nature for everyone, everywhere. There is strong evidence that accessible nature-rich spaces improves physical and mental wellbeing, and reduces mortality. Yet in the UK, there are huge inequalities, which particularly impact disadvantaged communities, some of which have little or no green space near their home. As we call on UK Government for a ‘legal right to local nature’ with other health and environmental charities as part of the Nature for Everyone campaign, we’ll dig into the issues behind this with our panel, for what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion.
Join our chair, Wildlife Trust Chief Executive, Craig Bennett, and:
- Lisa Witham – lead for the green prescribing for mental health at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
- Mya-Rose Craig – Founder of Black2Nature and ambassador of The Wildlife Trusts
- Peter Lau – Founder of Accessible Nature UK and Wildlife Support Officer at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
- Rhiane Fatinikun – Founder of Black Girls Hike UK
- Richard Benwell – CEO of Wildlife & Countryside Link