Festival of Nature to Launch on World Environment Day

The Festival of Nature is pleased to be working in partnership with Society for Environment for a special event on June 5th 2017 on World Environment Day.

Festival of Nature aligns with both the 2017 theme for the United Nations’ global initiative World Environment Day – ‘Connecting People to Nature’, and the theme for the Society’s World Environment Day Conference – ‘Innovation, Partnership and the Value of Nature’. Both Festival of Nature and the Society’s conference aim to establish a greater interest in nature, inspire people to adopt sustainable practices, promote partnership working and champion environmental expertise across sectors.

Savita Custead, Chief Executive of Bristol Natural History Consortium, said “We’re thrilled to be launching Festival of Nature at such an important national event for the sector. World Environment Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about all of the important issues facing our natural world, and more importantly, to create more alliances to work together.”

Dr. Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive of the Society for the Environment, commented “The Society sees World Environment Day as a critical part of ensuring everyone understands the important role of the environment in all our daily lives. We are delighted that Bristol Natural History Consortium will be launching Festival of Nature during this conference, which is a real example of this year’s theme for World Environment Day, Connecting People to Nature.”

The World Environment Day conference is a free event led by sector experts, who will be providing and afternoon of informative talks to provide insight into their respective fields, highlighting how their work is contributing to the underlying principles of World Environment Day. For more information on this event go to our website here: The event welcomes interested parties, volunteers, Chartered Environmentalists, Registered Environmental Technicians and aspiring environmental professionals alike.

Register your attendance for free on the Society for the Environment website.

For more information on all the events taking place across the festival go to our events page here.