Nottingham

Meeting 6: ‘Happy City’ by Charles Montgomery

20th April 2016 at The Tapastry, HockleyHappy City

For our next meeting we thought we’d choose a book that focuses more on the urban environment.

The book is Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design by Charles Montogomery. “Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century’s problems lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living This is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why are some cities a joy to live in?”

Hosted at The Tapastry as always, hoepfully as the Summer months come along we can have some meetings outside! Please let me know if you attend, and look forward to seeing you all!

The meeting is FREE, so please email info@hostaconsulting.co.uk to book a place, or click here to join the Facebook group.

Meeting 5: ‘Meadowland’ by John Lewis-Stempel

24th February 2016 at The Tapastry, Hockley

Meadowland gives an unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, together with its biography.

For those that haven’t been along yet, we are really keen to expand the group to bring some new ideas and opinions to the table, so would be great to see you! Green-thinkers is a bookclub and discussion group which has a vision to bring people together from all walks of life to discuss latest sustainability thinking on a wide-range of topics.

The meeting is FREE, so please email info@hostaconsulting.co.uk to book a place, or click here to join the Facebook group.

Meeting 4: ‘Edgelands: Journeys Into England’s True Wilderness’ by Paul Farley

13th January 2016 at The Tapastry, Hockley

For this book we will be asking questions such as:

  • What Edgelands exist in Nottingham?
  • Do you think about these spaces in a different way since reading the book?
  • Should we try to conserve Edgelands as we conserve other rural environments, or would this destroy the wilderness that makes it special?

Please feel free to invite friends and family to come along and join the discussion.
The meeting is FREE, so please email info@hostaconsulting.co.uk to book a place, or click here to join the Facebook group.

Support local business by ordering your book through us from Five Leaves Book Store to get a 15% discount.

Meeting 3: ‘Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life’ by George Monbiot

Feral

Feral

3rd December 2015

At the Tapastry – 6-8pm

For this book we will be asking questions such as:

  • What could you easily do to bring the wild into your life?
  •  How has the book changed your outlook on the British countryside?
  • How do you relate to wild spaces and creatures? Are they something you enjoy or would you rather avoid them?

Please feel free to invite friends and family to come along and join the discussion.
The meeting is FREE, so please email info@hostaconsulting.co.uk to book a place, or click here to join the Facebook group.

Meeting 2: ‘The Bees’ by Laline Paull

27th October 2015

At the Tapastry – 6-8pm

Please email Claire Russell at Hosta Consulting to book info@hostaconsulting.co.uk

Meeting 1: ‘What Has Nature Ever Done For Us’ by Tony Juniper

The first Green Thinkers in Nottingham will be held on 29th September 2015, 6-8pm – ALL WELCOME

Venue: The Tapastry, Heathcoat Street, Hockley.

We will be discussing ‘What Has Nature Ever Done For Us’ by Tony Juniper

The book is a fantastic insight into our fundamental, but poorly understood, life-support systems; and it is timely for communities, businesses, and governments around the world.

We will be asking questions such as:

  • What benefits does nature provide to you, and your region / organisation?
  • Can, and should, a price be put on nature?
  • What do you see as the greatest threat to the effective functioning of ecosystems? and what are the potential consequences if they break-down?
  • And if traditional conservation has largely failed to protect iconic endangered species, can biodiversity offsetting ever be a good thing?

Please email Claire Russell at Hosta Consulting to book info@hostaconsulting.co.uk

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