15th October 2015

An evening in conversation with Tony Juniper introducing his new book

Environmentalist and campaigner Tony Juniper presents the compelling economic argument for going green. In conversation with Stephen Moss, naturalist, author and President of Somerset Wildlife Trust, Tony will explore issues that are central to Somerset’s economic success. He argues that Britain is rich in ‘natural capital’ from the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain us under the illusion that we are keeping prices down, through intensive farming, drainage of bogs, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. The ways in which we meet our needs often doesn’t make economic sense. Nature is not worthless nor an impediment to progress but sustains our health, wealth and security.

‘He is by popular consent the most effective of Britain’s eco-warriors ‘ The Independent
‘Tony Juniper is among the 100 people who are making the decisions that affect your life’ Country Life

arrival drink at 7pm followed by talk, supper and Q&A

Signed copies of WHAT NATURE DOES FOR BRITAIN available on the night Please call At the Chapel to book tickets on 01749 814070